Alan Rudolph directed this offbeat, boy-meets-girl romance in which boy dies, dead boy meets dead girl, dead boy loses dead girl, and dead boy tries to find dead girl again. The tale begins is a small Pennsylvania town, where Mike Shea (Timothy Hutton) dreams of escaping small town life and moving to California with his girlfriend Brenda (Mare Winningham). But Brenda leaves him with his motor running and Mike takes off alone. On the way, he rescues a woman and her children from an icy river but perishes himself. He finds ...
Alan Rudolph directed this offbeat, boy-meets-girl romance in which boy dies, dead boy meets dead girl, dead boy loses dead girl, and dead boy tries to find dead girl again. The tale begins is a small Pennsylvania town, where Mike Shea (Timothy Hutton) dreams of escaping small town life and moving to California with his girlfriend Brenda (Mare Winningham). But Brenda leaves him with his motor running and Mike takes off alone. On the way, he rescues a woman and her children from an icy river but perishes himself. He finds himself in Heaven, where he is greeted by Aunt Lisa (Maureen Stapleton), who explains the rules and regulations. Once in the ethereal realm, Mike falls in love with a heavenly lass with flaxen locks named Annie (Kelly McGillis). But their love is torn asunder because Annie has not yet earned her wings on Earth; she must leave on a tour of duty and put in time inhabiting a human body. Mike is beside himself in despair, but the heavenly powers, in the form of Emmett (Debra Winger), chain-smoking and sporting an orange crewcut like a ghostly Laurie Anderson, offer him a deal. Mike can return to Earth, but only on the stipulation that neither he nor Annie will remember each other. They then have thirty years in which to find one another again. Paul Brenner, Rovi
Timothy Hutton; Kelly Mc Gillis; Maureen Stapleton; Tim Daly; Ann Wedgeworth; Amanda Plummer; Mare Winningham; Don Murray (I)... New in new packaging. 1987 Run time: 102:00. Can love bridge the gap between Earth and Heaven? Moviemakers have thought so for decades. And the pursuit of eternal bliss has never been so sly, engaging or magical as when Timothy Hutton and Kelly McGillis strike up a romance Made in Heaven. Deceased drifter Mike (Hutton) arrives in Heaven and quickly falls for newborn soul Annie (McGillis), soon to start her assignment on Earth. When Annie leaves, Mike follows, risking all to find her in her new identity with neither having memories of their previous celestial existence. Maureen Stapleton, Amanda Plummer and an array of star cameos highlight what director Alan Rudolph (Afterglow, Welcome to L.A. ) calls a "good old-fashioned fairy tale of destiny and love." Watch and "feel like you're on Cloud Nine" (Joel Siegel, Good Morning America/ABC-TV).
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Timothy Hutton; Kelly McGillis; Maureen Stapleton; Don Murray; Ellen Barkin; Marj Dusay. New. Ships worldwide with delivery confirmation. We answer all e-mails within one business day. Run time: 102 mins.
This is one of my favorite movies ever! It is definitely a fantasy, You can't get caught-up in "that could never happen" or it will ruin it for you. Just get lost in it and pretty soon, it's over and you'll be thinking about it for days after. And probably view life a little bit differently too.
Oct 3, 2010
made in heaven
I saw this movie when it first came out . I loved it. I have been looking for it ever since, to share it with my family. The movie has a wonderful story line. I guess my favorite thing about the movie is the fact that without profanity or violence it keeps your interest from beginning to end. definitly 5 stars.
Oct 2, 2008
Notes on the Afterlife
This movie helps better envision the afterlife process. Rather than getting caught up in what may or may not be true---just go along with the plot and see that the characters' motives are heavenly. As a result of what happened in Heaven, two souls embark on new physical lives hopeful they will find each other again. There are a number of "feel good" scenes. If you watch this film, you will be the better for it.