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Heaven Can Wait

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Original title
Heaven Can Wait
Running time
100 min.
United States United States
Warren Beatty, Elaine May, Robert Towne (Play: Harry Segall)
Dave Grusin
William A. Fraker
Paramount Pictures
Comedy. Fantasy | Remake
Movie Groups
Harry Segall Adaptations
Synopsis / Plot
When L.A. Rams quarterback Joe Pendleton (Warren Beatty) is plucked from Earth too soon by an overzealous angel, he is sent back to Earth in another, older body. He struggles to regain his old spot in the line-up while straightening out his hosts tangled affairs. Based not on the 1943 movie of the same name, but on 1941s HERE COMES MR. JORDAN. The comedy (co-directed by Beatty and Buck Henry) was nominated for nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor: Warren Beatty, Best Director: Beatty/Henry, Best Adapted Screenplay: Elaine May/Warren Beatty.
1978: Oscar: Best Art Direction. 9 Nominations
1978: 3 Golden Globes, including Best Movie - Comedy or Musical
1978: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1978: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Adapted Comedy Screenplay
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