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Rated
PG
Runtime 101 min
Ratings
89% critics Rotten Tomatoes
68% audience Rotten Tomatoes
Age 12+ Common Sense Media
Genre Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Sport
Release 06/28/78
Actors Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, James Mason, Jack Warden
Directors Warren Beatty, Buck Henry
Joe Pendleton is a football quarterback preparing to lead his team to the Superbowl when he is almost killed in an accident. An overanxious angel plucks him to heaven only to discover that he was not ready to die, and that his body has been cremated. Another body must be found without his death being discovered, and that of a recently murdered millionaire is chosen. His wife and accountant, the murderers, are confused by this development, as he buys the Los Angeles Rams in order to once again quarterback them into the Superbowl. At the same time, he falls in love with an English environmental activist who disapproves of his policies and actions.
Genre Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Sport
Release 06/28/78
Actors Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, James Mason, Jack Warden
Directors Warren Beatty, Buck Henry
Joe Pendleton is a football quarterback preparing to lead his team to the Superbowl when he is almost killed in an accident. An overanxious angel plucks him to heaven only to discover that he was not ready to die, and that his body has been cremated. Another body must be found without his death being discovered, and that of a recently murdered millionaire is chosen. His wife and accountant, the murderers, are confused by this development, as he buys the Los Angeles Rams in order to once again quarterback them into the Superbowl. At the same time, he falls in love with an English environmental activist who disapproves of his policies and actions.