Heaven Can Wait

Lists: Comedy, Fantasy, Best Picture nominee 1970 to 1979

Brief Synopsis: "Joe Pendleton is a 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 wasn't ready to die, and that his body has been cremated. A new body must be found, and that of a recently murdered millionaire is chosen. His wife and accountant, the murderers, are confused by this development, as he buys the L.A. Rams in order to once again quarterback them into the Superbowl."

Overall Ranking: 231 (Rank from 1978: # 1)

Adjusted* Rating:
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Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 100%
Regular 0%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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  • Warren Beatty (Joe Pendleton)
  • Julie Christie (Betty Logan)
  • James Mason (Mr. Jordan)
  • Dyan Cannon (Julia Farnsworth)
  • Charles Grodin (Tony Abbott)
  • Jack Warden (Max Corkle)
  • Warren Beatty (Director)
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