HEAVEN CAN WAIT

V' 03

HEAVEN CAN WAIT

HIMMEL SOLL WARTEN, DER

Warren Beatty, Buck Henry
USA, 1978
101min,

HEAVEN CAN WAIT

Warren Beatty, Buck Henry
USA, 1978
, 101min,

Cast: 
Warren Beatty
Joe Pendleton
Julie Christie
Betty Logan
James Mason
Mr. Jordan
Jack Warden
Max Corkle
Charles Grodin
Tony Abbott
Dyan Cannon
Julia Farnsworth
Buck Henry
The Escort
Vincent Gardenia
Krim
Screenplay: 
Elaine May
Warren Beatty nach einem Bühnenstück von Harry Segall
Sound: 
Tom Overton
Camera: 
William A. Fraker
Editor: 
Robert C. Jones
Don Zimmerman
Composer: 
Dave Grusin
Decoration: 
Edwin O'Donovan
Paul Sylbert
Costume: 
Richard Bruno
Theadora Van Runkle

Production: 
Paramount Pictures
World Sales: 
Paramount Classics 5555 Melrose Avenue Hollywood, CA 90038 T 323 956 2000 F 323 862 1212
Distribution in Austria: 
UIP Neubaugasse 1 1070 Wien T 1 523 46 31 F 1 526 75 48
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Joe Pendleton is a simple and likeable reserve quarterback for the Los Angeles Rams, a team journeying towards a winning Superbowl season. Nearing the end of his career, Joe has pulled himself back into shape and has convinced his coaches that he is good enough to start as first choice for the Rams next match. However, Joe is killed in a freak crash, and whilst in heaven guardian angel Mr. Jordan realizes that a mistake has been made, and that Joe was supposed to have died fifty years later! Returning to earth to put Joe back into his body, Mr. Jordan and Joe are horrified to learn that Joe has already been cremated. Beatty and co-director Buck Henry direct the film with a nice balance of feel-good «Capra-ism» and family comedy, and its rumoured that Robert Towne even helped with the script. It delivers what it promises, a charming, sweet-natured fantasy comedy, and whilst clearly not the highlight of Beattys career, Heaven Can Wait may be his nicest.