Like Here Comes Mr. Jordan
Heaven Can Wait is a romantic fantasy about Joe Pendleton (Warren Beatty), a Los Angeles Rams quarterback who is accidentally summoned to Heaven by an overly zealous celestial escort. Pendleton is returned to earth in the body of another man, who is a corporate giant. While practicing to once again play for the Rams, Pendleton must escape attempts on his life while romantically pursuing a beautiful Englishwoman (Julie Christie) who protests the destruction caused to her village by one of his many corporations.
Deity of dance Terpsichore (Rita Hayworth) and her fellow muses are enraged when they learn that Broadway hotshot Danny Miller (Larry Parks) is planning to spoof Greek mythology in his next play. Disguised as a mortal named Kitty Pendleton, Terpsichore decides to visit earth and use her powers to get a starring part in Miller's musical. Before long, she convinces him to shift his attention from parody to serious art -- but New York audiences aren't so pleased with the resulting show.
Acclaimed as "the funniest man in America,"* Chris Rock delivers a first-rate performance in this romantic comedy about a man who gets a second chance at life and love. Struggling black comic Lance Barton (Rock) knows what it's like to die on stage. But when his life takes an unexpected turn - straight to heaven - Lance is sure there's been a mistake. Miraculously, he's right! An angel tells Lance he was taken prematurely but assures him he can be returned to Earth - in the aged body of a ruthless white billionaire. In this improbable reincarnation, Lance begins a hilarious quest to realize his showbiz dream...and, along the way, discovers the person he never imagined he could be. Co-starring Regina King and based on the hit film Heaven Can Wait, Down To Earth is a "bold and brilliant comedy."** *Shawn Edwards, FOX-TV **Kimberly C. Roberts, THE PHILADELPHIA TRIBUNE
Henry Van Cleve (Don Ameche), an aged former playboy, has died and gone to hell. But the ruler of the realm of darkness, His Excellency (Laird Cregar), isn't convinced Van Cleve's come to the right place. Henry proceeds to recount his life story, from his first real stirrings of passion with a French governess, to the wooing and winning of his beautiful wife, Martha (Gene Tierney). Yet, though deeply in love, he found it impossible to remain completely faithful, and is convinced his punishment will be an eternity of damnation. As his story unfolds, and a lifetime of love fills the screen, it's up to His Excellency to pass final judgment on Henry.
Recently re-made as "The Preacher's Wife" starring Denzel Washington and Whitney Houston, the original was nominated for 5 Academy Awards(R)! Cary Grant stars as an angel come to earth in answer to the prayers of a struggling young bishop. Year: 1947 Director: Henry Koster Starring: Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven, Elsa Lanchester.
Steven Spielberg directs this charming fable about a legendary pilot who, after losing his life in a daring mid-air rescue, returns from the afterlife to show his girlfriend how to go on without him. Dreyfuss is touching as the pilot, Goodman delivers a powerful performance, and Spielberg directs the aerial scenes with characteristic gusto. (Original Title - Always)
In this animated sequel, that ol' pal of ours Charlie Barkin returns to create chaos in heaven and on earth. The trouble begins when Charlie gets bored with the peaceful bliss of life in doggy heaven and begins dreaming of returning to Earth. Even the arrival of his former best pal Itchy does little to cheer him up. Then the wicked Carface steals Gabriel's horn and in the struggle it falls into San Francisco. Charlie and Itchy jump at the chance to retrieve the holy horn.
Robin Williams and Cuba Gooding, Jr. star in this visual masterpiece about a man determined to find his damned wife in the afterlife so they can share eternity together.
A romantic comedy about an ad executive who dies in a car collision and finds himself in Judgement City, defending his life before a celestial court. When he falls in love with a fellow candidate, his interest in staying in heaven changes.
New Orleans, Louisiana...1939. After escaping from a dog pound, junkyard German shepherd Charlie B. Barkin is double-crossed and killed by his old gambling partner, a pit bull named Carface Malone. Finding himself at the great pet cemetery in the sky without a good deed to his name, Charlie is returned to Earth, where a little orphan girl (who can speak to dogs and predict race winners) comes to rely upon him for help. Charlie sees that he can use the girl as a way to regain his old business and get revenge against Carface. But instead Charlie learns that there is something else much more valuable, something which he missed in life the first time around...love.