Pete Sandich is a reckless fire-fighting pilot who is killed in what was to have been his final mission. Ascending to Heaven, Pete is introduced to business-like angel who instructs the spectral Pete to pass on his aviation knowledge to his young successor. While doing so, Pete also smoothes the course of romance for his earthly girlfriend who, after several months of grieving, finally falls in love with another man.

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  1. Frederick Hazlitt Brennan


  2. Jerry Belson


  3. Steven Spielberg


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  1. Richard Dreyfuss

    Richard Dreyfuss

    Pete Sandich

  2. Holly Hunter

    Holly Hunter

    Dorinda Durston

  3. John Goodman

    John Goodman

    Al Yackey

  4. Audrey Hepburn

    Audrey Hepburn


  5. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson

    Ted Baker

  6. Keith David

    Keith David


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 2m

Budget $31,000,000.00

Revenue $74,134,790.00

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Release Information

  • December 22, 1989
    PG, Theatrical



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