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Warren Beatty Warren Beatty
Joe Pendleton
Julie Christie Julie Christie
Betty Logan
James Mason James Mason
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Jack Warden Jack Warden
Max Corkle
Charles Grodin Charles Grodin
Tony Abbott
Dyan Cannon Dyan Cannon
Julia Farnsworth
Buck Henry Buck Henry
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Elaine May Elaine May
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Warren Beatty Warren Beatty
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Beatty's Touchdown

5 years, 7 months ago at Apr 26 21:15
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The premise of a man killed prematurely, then resurrected in a different body has been used in several movies. This one exploits its comedic and dramatic potential best.

Warren Beatty plays the lead as an absolute darling of a man. His character befuddles a superlatively funny supporting cast, all clearly empowered by a script that's equally rich in hilarity, eloquence, and heart.

Heaven Can Wait

4 years, 11 months ago at Jan 11 3:54
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It has its moments but Heaven Can Wait feels too much like Warren Beatty’s vanity project without some of the parts being more refined and better developed. But I must confess something here and now, outside of Bonnie and Clyde and some moments in Splendor in the Grass I have never thought much of Beatty as an actor. I find him limited here, mostly staring sweetly at Julie Christie or looking be... read more
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Description: Joe Pendleton is a football quarterback, who hasn't been playing a lot because of injuries. But now it appears he has fully recovered and the coach wants to make him the starting quarterback. But he goes out one day and an accident occurs and the next thing he knows he is on his way to heaven. But he convinces the man in charge, Mr. Jordan. that he isn't suppose to be here and upon checking Mr. Jordan discovers that he is right and tries to get him back into his body but his body has been cremated. Mr. Jordan tells him that they can put him in another man's body provided that the man's death has not been discovered. Now Mr. Jord ... (more)
Release date: 28 June 1978
UPC: 097360110975
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" DVD- 1hr. 41min. First Viewing Most of Heaven Can Wait's problems come from the filmmaking. The script is solid, and the cast exceptional, but directors Warren Beatty and Buck Henry don't quite know what kind of film they're making; is it a melancholy film about life and death, or a slapstick comedy? The pacing is also off, with the film jumping straight into the story with little in the way of buildup or clarification. That said, it's also a frequently charming and entertaining film. It's a to"


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"Nominated for 9 Oscars, won 1 (1979): Best Art Direction, Set Decoration (WON) Best Picture Best Actor - Warren Beatty Best Supporting Actor - Jack Warden Best Supporting Actress - Dyan Cannon Best Director - Warren Beatty, Buck Henry Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay - Elaine May, Warren Beatty Best Cinematography Best Music, Original Score - Dave Grusin"


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"February 28 "Isn't it true that an accident in your west coast nuclear plant could stimulate seismic activity in the San Andreas fault, which could destroy most of southern California?" "I think you'd have to define "destroy" This was a charming little comedy. It had a down to earth (No pun or reference to that godawful Chris Rock remake intended.) premise and there were some good laughs here and there. I wouldn't go as far as to call it great and the original Heaven Can Wait is probably bet"


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"23/2/17 Warren Beatty's remake of Here Comes Mr Jordon is a delightful light comedy about a football player who dies too soon and so is given his life back but in the form of a hated millionaire. A terrific supporting cast helps this zip along with joy and Dave Grusin's score helps with the general mood. One of Beatty's best films."


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