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Heaven Can Wait is a comedy that stars Warren Beatty as Joe Pendleton. He is a quarterback for the Los Angeles Rams and is a handsome eligible bachelor. Things are going well for Joe; his team is having a great season and appears headed for the Super Bowl. While riding his bike in Los Angeles, he suffers a horrible tragedy as he is struck by a vehicle and thrown from his bike. His injuries are severe, and he slips into a coma. A guardian angel that is on his first day of the job prematurely calls Pendleton into the afterlife. Joe argues that he thinks that his life has ended too early, and the matter is taken to Mr. Jordan, a mysterious senior angel who uncovers the mistake and discloses that Pendleton was supposed to have lived much longer. He cannot be returned to his earthly body because it has been prepared for cremation.

Mr. Jordan instead sends Joe's spirit back to earth to occupy the body of tycoon Leo Farnsworth. Farnsworth is in a coma because he was drugged in a murder attempt by his wife and her lover. They were trying to steal his fortune.

Pendleton, in the body of Leo Farnsworth, shocks the devious duo when he hops out of bed alive and well. Joe is thrilled with his new wealth and decides to purchase The Los Angeles Rams and install himself as the team's quarterback. While training his new body for the NFL, he solicits the help of his former trainer and convinces him that he is really Joe. During his run to the Super Bowl, he meets and romances Betty Logan. Betty is an environmentalist who opposed Farnsworth's business practices.

Heaven Can Wait is an Fantasy, Comedy movie that was released in 1978 and has a run time of 1 hr 41 min. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.9 and a MetaScore of 72.

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| 1978 | 1 hr 41 min | 6.9/10 | 72/100
Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, James Mason, Jack Warden
Warren Beatty, Buck Henry
Produced By
Warren Beatty