Heaven Before I Die (1997)

Heaven Before I Die
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG
Runtime 1hr 38mins.
Genres Comedy
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Michael Derbas Associate Producer n/a 171 3000007
Karen Severin Co-Producer n/a 170 3000006
George Miller Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
George Shamieh Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Izidore K Musallam Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Mark Willis Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Taavo Soodor Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
George Brasovan Music n/a 120781 8000001
Evan Landis Editor n/a 172 7000001
Rick Pepin Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Joseph Merhi Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Omar Sharif Actor Khalil Gibran 1 1000004
Joanna Pacula Actor Selma 1 1000003
Giancarlo Giannini Actor Thief 1 1000002
Geoffrey Lower Actor n/a 1 1000005
Burt Young Actor n/a 1 1000006
Steven Cole Producer n/a 3 3000001
Izidore K Musallam Director n/a 2 2000001
Joseph Bologna Actor n/a 1 1000007
Andy Velasquez Actor Jacob 1 1000001
Told in first person, the story revolves around Jacob, a handsome young man born in Jerusalem with one defect--his feet are so turned out that he walks like Charlie Chaplin. He immigrates to Toronto where he meets with kindness. However, due to the first-person narrative, these kind acts are often laced with irony. He falls for Selma who gets him a job as a Chaplin immitator and meets a small-time, cash machine thief who treats him like a son. He also attends a secret society meeting for people dress as inspiring historical figures and receives advice from Khalil Gibran.