Heaven Can Wait

Rated PG 101 minutes 1978

Joe Pendleton (Warren Beatty), quarterback for the Los Angeles Rams, is killed in an auto accident. In the afterlife, Joe discovers that his guardian angel (Buck Henry) has taken him from his body prematurely, and he is due many more years on earth. Unable to return to his body, Joe assumes the form of greedy multimillionaire industrialist Leo Farnsworth. As Farnsworth, Joe attempts a return to football and falls in love with environmental activist Betty Logan (Julie Christie).

Film Credits

Director: Warren Beatty and Buck Henry

Writer: Harry Segall, Elaine May, Warren Beatty and Robert Towne

Producer: Hawk Koch, Charles Maguire and Warren Beatty

Cast: Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Jack Warden, James Mason, Dyan Cannon, Charles Grodin, Buck Henry, Vincent Gardenia, Joseph Maher, Hamilton Camp, Arthur Malet, Stephanie Faracy, Jeannie Linero, Frank Campanella, Dolph Sweet, R. Armstrong, Ed Peck, John Randolph, Roger Bowen and Keene Curtis

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