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Heaven Can Wait (1978)

PG 06/28/1978 (US) FantasyComedyRomance 1h 41m

Joe Pendleton... the only guy who ever raised Hell about going to Heaven.


Joe Pendleton is a quarterback preparing to lead his team to the superbowl when he is almost killed in an accident. An overanxious angel plucks him to heaven only to discover that he wasn't ready to die, and that his body has been cremated. A new body must be found, and that of a recently-murdered millionaire is chosen. His wife and accountant—the murderers—are confused by this development, as he buys the L.A. Rams in order to once again quarterback them into the Superbowl.

  1. Warren Beatty

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Buck Henry


  3. Elaine May


Top Billed Cast

  1. Warren Beatty

    Warren Beatty

    Joe Pendleton

  2. Julie Christie

    Julie Christie

    Betty Logan

  3. James Mason

    James Mason

    Mr. Jordan

  4. Jack Warden

    Jack Warden

    Max Corkle

  5. Charles Grodin

    Charles Grodin

    Tony Abbott

  6. Dyan Cannon

    Dyan Cannon

    Julia Farnsworth

  7. Buck Henry

    Buck Henry

    The Escort

  8. Vincent Gardenia

    Vincent Gardenia


  9. Joseph Maher

    Joseph Maher


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Heaven Can Wait
Heaven Can Wait

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $15,000,000.00

Revenue $98,800,000.00


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