Made in Heaven

Synopsis: In 1952 while driving to California to start his life anew, twenty-something Mike Shea accidentally dies while doing a heroic act. Despite floundering in his life - he was having troubles holding a steady job and his supposed girlfriend was about to marry someone else - he was not ready to leave the living. In heaven, he learns that despite it being a fantastical other world existence, he still has human emotions, such as romantic love, which he feels for a "new" soul he meets named Annie Packert (i.e. she has never been among the living on Earth), who in turn loves him. He also learns that one's next life is somewhat predetermined by their stay in heaven. So when Annie is sent to Earth for her first go around as a human, Mike pleads with the man in charge at heaven, Emmett Humbird, to locate him in his next human life at least in the same country so that he can find Annie. Emmett reluctantly agrees, but only gives Mike thirty years in his next life to find her. Those next lives of Ann
Director(s): Alan Rudolph
Production: Lorimar Home Video
  1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
103 min

the Story you are about to see

could be true.

You may even know some

of the people

Made In Heaven

We lead such dull lives


- It was great? yeh I loved it.

- Are you hungry? Yehh

- Let's eat.

- It wasn't romantic?

- Take.

- Take it.

great take

- What do you think?

did you Like it?

What are you looking at

Remember when I got fired from

the donut shop

I wasn't fired,

Brenda. He released me.

- My boy didn't get fired.

- now I'm the best.

operator at Jimmy's hairdresser.

So should I get a job at Jimmy's?

- My boy didn't get fired.

- You know what you should do now?

- just. Call up Orrin.

- I knew it would...

- That Orrin is a jerk.

- he is.

Yeh- I know, but...

- A sh*t.

- Orrin has always been a jerk.

- Always.

you can't go asking a guy like that

for a job.

You don't have a suit?

- I'll buy one.

-You Need more than one.

- So I'll buy two.

I can't believe you want to be

want to be a caller mike . I know you.

I do , Orrin. I really do.

I have the image of the bank

After all its something about

people's money.

I am honest as the day is long.

You Can call up Big Bob Williams.

- He did fire you.

- He let me go

Soo ..

I need a job, Orrin.

Truthfully mike I just don't think you'd fit

in here with the rest of us.

You're a jerk, Orrin.

you were a jerk in high school.

You're a jerk now.

And I don't care how many suits have...

you'll always be an jerk

Bob Elroy got a beautiful

Buick car in the lot.

Yeh- A beautiful green four-door,.

- Green?

- Yehh.

- I like that.

Just beautiful.

Bless bless.

- Thanks.

- You know what ..?

- Huh?

I was thinking of...

catch that car...

you and me...

we drive to California...

You open a beauty shop out there

and I get a job out there.

start a life together out there

... - Mikey, honey

- Mike.

- Yeh?

Jimmy asked me to marry him.

I Was waiting for you to get a job to tell you

And what did you say r?

I... think I said yes.

- you Said Yes?

- Said.

Take care, mom.

- Take care, Mikey.

- I will.

Thanks for everything.

Here son Your mother and I thought you might

need this

- I'm OK, Dad.

- You take it.

I'm just sorry I can't give you a job.

Goodbye, son.

Take care of each other.

Lets go, Skunk.

Ahh gee, Skunk. did you have to fart again

You could roll down the window when you know you're

gonna do that.


Help! Help my mother.

There are children in the car.


Come here.

Take them.

Hello, Mikey.

Aunt Lisa... Aunt Lisa?

They said you would arriving today.

so I came to pick you up.

- But you're dead. So are you kiddo

Welcome to heaven.

Here put these on

I can't stand here talking to you bare assed

No, no. I got outa that car. I...

I didn't drown. I'm too good a swimmer.


- No! I didn't drown!

Mikey - Please don't give me a hard time.

A hard time coming to receive you here.

till Somebody meet you.

this Is all wrong.

I talk to the man in charge right now.

- Right now. you can't talk to him right now?

I can tell you one thing.

His name is Emmet Humbird...

and he hates to talk to new arrivals.

I refuse to believe any of this I'm not dead!

Mikey, you kicked the bucket, you bought the farm

You're dead.

I'm dead!

Ohh Mikey, Don't ..Don't

Sh*t. I'm dead.

- I don't wanna be dead.

- It's a wonderful adventure.

Come on lets go!

- How's your mother?

Ohh- She's fine.

- she was fine until this.

- Don't worry about it.

It is iron.

- She got that furniture?

- What?

My preferred way to travel here.

you Just think where you want to go and

you're there

Well, I can fly, of course. And there

cars, horses, but I...

Mike. I know you're tired.

I'll show you your room.

its yours as long as you want it.

Try get some rest

I slept for days when I first arrived.

Who painted it?

Like? Many people like.

Yes, they are great.

Didn't know you painted.

I didn't on earth but I do here

but. I don't know why.

One day I picked up a brush and there it was.

Not that I've always wanted

be a painter, is not so.

Is... I don't know!

Maybe its my reward for being

so untalented on earth.

Now get some rest.

it Takes a while,mikey. But

you'll realizine where you are.

'Il be outside, if you need me.

I'm dead.

Mikey. What's the matter? Can't you sleep?

- No.

- What shall we do?

Well I do not know. Maybe take a walk.

do you have any friends who you'd like to visit?

- You mean... dead friends?

- of course, Mikey.

- It's a good idea.

-OK heres what you do.

Think about you friends face.

think about being with him. And that's all.

there is to it

- OK?

- This.

You sure you do not want to just float

? Or drive?

- They have any car you want.

- No. I want to try this.

Now, if you want to come back here,

think about my face and you think about this room.

OK? Right.

You go ahead. I'll go to work.

- Sorry about that.

- Okay.

I think I thought of

back too soon.

'S all right, all right.

just Concentrate

or I'll call you a taxi. It worked.

How lovely, Annie

Webster or something?

When leaving Rome.

- Cosmo, his lunch.

- Thanks, Mom.

Sorry, I missed the door. Sorry.

- I'm Mike Shea.

- Hello Mike.

looking for my friend Larry.


missed home, but that's okay.

Larry and I served together in the army

Omaha Beach.

He is somewhere.

Happens to all of usl.

Want a sandwich?

You just need to concentrate

on your friend Larry Pulsky

and what he looked like, and everything will be fine

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Bruce A. Evans

Bruce Anslie Evans (born September 19, 1946) is an American film director, producer and screenwriter best known for his work on Stand by Me (1986), Jungle 2 Jungle (1996) and Mr. Brooks (2007). more…

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