Heaven Can Wait | 1978

Drama, Adaptation
An all-star quaterback who is killed before his time is sent back as a millionaire and buys the Los Angeles Rams in order to lead them to the Super Bowl.
Awards: 1 Oscar win. Another 3 wins & 9 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Joe Pendleton

Actor

... Betty Logan

Actor

... Mr Jordan

Actor

... Max Corkle

Actor

... Tony Abbott

Actor

... Julia Farnsworth

Actor

... Escort

Actor

... Detective Krim

Actor

... Sisk

Actor

... Head Coach

Actor

... Team Manager

Actor

... Former Team Owner

Actor

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.

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