The Five People You Meet in Heaven

Synopsis: On his 83rd birthday, Eddie (Voight), a war vet and a maintenance worker at the Ruby Pier amusement park, dies while trying to save a girl who is sitting under a falling ride. When he awakens in the afterlife, he encounters five people with ties to his corporeal existence who help him understand the meaning of his life.
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Director(s): Lloyd Kramer
Production: RHI Entertainment
  Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 9 nominations.
180 min

Alright, alright...

you got the magic ball.

How does he do it, folks?

Greatest show on earth...

watch him, buddy boys,

and you will be amazed...

Excuse me...

Excuse me.


My friends and I were looking

for some of those lemon fizzes.

Yeah, right over there

by the carousel.

But that stand's closed already.

But I can fix that...

So, do you have a key

for all the food stands?

I got a key for everything.

Well, to be honest,

they're my Pop's keys...

He's the maintenance...

he fixes stuff here.

I'm just helping him out...

to save up enough money

for engineering school.

After the army, of course.

- You enlisted?

- Last week.

I gotta do my part.

Well... I better get back.

My friend's will think I swam off

into the ocean or something.

A souvenir.

I don't know your name.


I'm Eddie.

Thanks for the fizz, Eddie.

It's the birthday boy!

Happy birthday, boss!

C'mon, Eddie. Live it up.

You only get a birthday, what?

Once a year?

Sounds about right.

How old are you now?


Man, I hope I live

to be as old as you.



put the tools in the right spot.

Them labels are there

for a reason.

Hey, don't forget,

I'm off next week.

Me and Maria going to Miami

for our anniversary.

- You ever been to Miami?

- Me?

I never been anywhere I wasn't

shipped to with a rifle.


Naw... I can't.

Buy your wife something nice.

You sure?

Thanks, man.

Is that going to be enough?

- There you go.

- Thank you!

Marguerite you want

to do the honors?

- Who's this from?

- I don't know...

You made me love you

All the time you knew it

I guess you always knew it

You made happy

You look swell tonight.

Thank you.


Are you afraid?

- I'd be afraid.

- You ain't the fightin' type.

Look at it this way. I get to

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Mitch Albom

Mitchell David Albom (born May 23, 1958) is an American author, journalist, screenwriter, dramatist, radio and television broadcaster, and musician. His books have sold over 35 million copies worldwide. Having achieved national recognition for sports writing in the earlier part of his career, he is perhaps best known for the inspirational stories and themes that weave through his books, plays, and films. Albom lives with his wife Janine Sabino in Detroit, Michigan. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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