Heaven Can Wait (1978)

Heaven Can Wait
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG
Runtime 1hr 41mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Comedy, Fantasy, Sports, Remake
Keywords afterlife, athlete, football, heaven, murder, reincarnation
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Buck Henry Director n/a 2 2000002
Warren Beatty Director n/a 2 2000001
Al DeRogatis Actor n/a 1 1000051
Warren Beatty Producer n/a 3 3000001
Buck Henry Producer n/a 3 3000002
Elaine May Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Charles H Maguire Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Hawk Koch Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Curt Gowdy Actor n/a 1 1000050
Jack T Snow Actor n/a 1 1000049
Jerry Scanlan Actor n/a 1 1000043
Nick Outin Actor n/a 1 1000042
Charlie Charles Actor n/a 1 1000041
Jim Boeke Actor n/a 1 1000044
Marvin Fleming Actor n/a 1 1000045
Les Josephson Actor n/a 1 1000048
Arline Bletcher Actor n/a 1 1000047
Deacon Jones Actor n/a 1 1000046
Warren Beatty Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Harry Segall Play as Source Material ("Heaven Can Wait") 120972 4000003
Theadora Van Runkle Wardrobe n/a 120823 13000005
Arlene Encell Costumes n/a 120828 13000004
Michael Hoffman Costumes n/a 120828 13000003
Richard Bruno Wardrobe n/a 120823 13000006
Michael Hoffman Wardrobe n/a 120823 13000007
John K "Doc" Wilkinson Sound sound rerecording mixer 120816 14000002
Tommy Overton Sound sound recording mixer 120816 14000001
Arlene Encell Wardrobe n/a 120823 13000008
Richard Bruno Costumes n/a 120828 13000002
Theadora Van Runkle Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Robert C Jones Editor n/a 172 7000001
William A Fraker Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Hawk Koch Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Don Zimmerman Editor n/a 172 7000002
Dave Grusin Music n/a 120781 8000001
Edwin O'Donovan Art Director art direction 183 9000003
George Gaines Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Paul Sylbert Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Lisa Blake Richards Actor n/a 1 1000040
Peter Tomarken Actor n/a 1 1000039
Keene Curtis Actor Oppenheim 1 1000014
William Sylvester Actor Nuclear Reporter 1 1000013
John Randolph Actor Former Team Owner 1 1000012
Hamilton Camp Actor Bentley 1 1000015
Jeannie Linero Actor Lavinia 1 1000016
Harry D K Wong Actor n/a 1 1000019
Stephanie Faracy Actor Corinne 1 1000018
Arthur Malet Actor Everett 1 1000017
R G Armstrong Actor Team Manager 1 1000011
Dolph Sweet Actor Head Coach 1 1000010
Jack Warden Actor Max Corkle 1 1000004
James Mason Actor Mr Jordan 1 1000003
Julie Christie Actor Betty Logan 1 1000002
Charles Grodin Actor Tony Abbott 1 1000005
Dyan Cannon Actor Julia Farnsworth 1 1000006
Joseph Maher Actor Sisk 1 1000009
Vincent Gardenia Actor Detective Krim 1 1000008
Buck Henry Actor Escort 1 1000007
George J Manos Actor n/a 1 1000020
Larry Block Actor n/a 1 1000021
William Bogert Actor n/a 1 1000033
Morgan Farley Actor n/a 1 1000032
William Larsen Actor n/a 1 1000031
Robert E Leonard Actor n/a 1 1000034
Joel Marston Actor n/a 1 1000035
Bernie Massa Actor n/a 1 1000038
Robert C Stevens Actor n/a 1 1000037
Earl Montgomery Actor n/a 1 1000036
Roger Bowen Actor n/a 1 1000030
Lee Weaver Actor n/a 1 1000029
Dick Enberg Actor n/a 1 1000024
Bill Sorrells Actor n/a 1 1000023
Frank Campanella Actor n/a 1 1000022
Ed Peck Actor n/a 1 1000025
Richard O'Brien Actor n/a 1 1000026
Will Hare Actor n/a 1 1000028
Joseph F Makel Actor n/a 1 1000027
Warren Beatty Actor Joe Pendleton 1 1000001
Synopsis
Shortly before the Super Bowl, a quarterback named Joe Pendleton is almost killed in a car accident and an overly zealous angel takes him to heaven before his time. The archangel Mr. Jordan tries to return Joe to his body, but it has been cremated and Joe accepts the body of an elderly millionaire, Farnsworth, who was recently murdered by his wife and secretary and who are confounded to see him alive. As Farnsworth, Joe buys the football team so that he can be its new quarterback and begins training for the Super Bowl, while romancing a woman named Betty. When the murderers kill Farnsworth again, Joe gets the body of a quarterback who is about to die and leads the team to victory. After this, Mr. Jordan erases Joe's memory and he meets Betty again.