Tribute Warren Beatty


Warren Beatty, Buck Henry
USA 1978
101 min

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.

  • 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
  • Elaine May
  • Warren Beatty nach einem Bühnenstück von Harry Segall
  • William A. Fraker
  • Tom Overton
  • Robert C. Jones
  • Don Zimmerman
  • Dave Grusin
  • Paul Sylbert
  • Edwin O'Donovan
  • Richard Bruno
  • Theadora Van Runkle
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35 mm
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