PG certificateHeaven Can Wait is a Film programme that first aired in 1978 and has been classified a PG certificate.

Heaven Can Wait is a 3 star programme

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Heaven Can Wait (1978)

Directed by
Warren Beatty
Buck Henry

This Oscar-nominated fantasy comedy is terrific. It stars Warren Beatty as American footballer Joe Pendelton, who's on the brink of Superbowl success until an over-eager angel (James Mason) takes him to Heaven just before he has a fatal car accident. Since his now-dead body has been cremated, it is decreed his spirit must be found another body and the perfect candidate is billionaire Oliver Farnsworth, who's been poisoned by his scheming wife (Dyan Cannon).

With the money to fulfil his sporting dream, he buys his old team so he can play in the final game while his new-found altruism sees him help Betty Logan (Julie Christie), who's campaigning against his company's destruction of the environment. Will he achieve all his ambitions before his wife realises what's going on and ensures that this time her husband's demise is final?

The film, co-directed by Beatty with Buck Henry, was nominated for seven Oscars. Highly recommended.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 115 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1978

3/5 Stars

Classification: PG Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Warren Beatty...Joe Pendleton
Image for Julie ChristieJulie Christie...Betty Logan
Image for James Mason IJames Mason I...Mr. Jordan
Image for Jack WardenJack Warden...Max Corkle
Image for Charles GrodinCharles Grodin...Tony Abbott
Dyan Cannon...Julia Farnsworth
Buck Henry...The Escort
Vincent Gardenia...Det. Lt. Krim
Joseph Maher...Sisk
Hamilton Camp...Bentley
Arthur Malet...Everett
Stephanie Faracy...Corinne
Jeannie Linero...Lavinia
Harry D.K. Wong...Gardener
George J. Manos...Security guard