Made in Heaven

Made in Heaven

Director: Alan Rudolph Cast: Timothy Hutton, Kelly McGillis, Maureen Stapleton

DVD (Wide Screen)

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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/03/2009
UPC: 0883316219898
Original Release: 1987
Rating: PG
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:42:00
Sales rank: 7,935

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Timothy Hutton Mike Shea/Elmo Barnett
Kelly McGillis Annie Packert/Ally Chandler
Maureen Stapleton Mike's Aunt Lisa
Don Murray Ben Chandler
Ellen Barkin Lucille
Marj Dusay Mrs. Packert
Ray Gideon Mr. Packert
Debra Winger Emmett
Zack Finch Billy Packert
Ann Wedgeworth Annette Shea, Mike's Mother
James Gammon Steve Shea, Mike's Father
Mare Winningham Brenda Carlucci
Neil Young Truck Driver
Tom Robbins Mario the Toymaker
James Tolkan Mr. Bjornstead
Ric Ocasek Shark
Vyto Ruginis Lyman McCray
Gailard Sartain Sam Morrell
Leon Martell Reginald/T.V. Interviewer
Matraca Berg Actor
Tom Petty C.C. Stank
John Considine Angel With Tophat
Robert Knepper Orrin
Bob Gould Chandler Toy Co. Executive
Debra Dusay Miss Barnett
Emmet Humbird Himself
Gary Larson Actor
Tim Daly Tom Donnelly
David Rasche Donald Sumner
Amanda Plummer Wiley Foxx
Willard E. Pugh Guy Blanchard/Brian Dalton
Patricia J. Earnest Mrs. Burwell
Mark Isham Zeus/Keyboards
Patrick O'Hearn Titus White/Bass Player
Elliott Street Andy
Michael Klastorin Murray
Henry Sanders Henry
David Bethany Best Man at Chandler Wedding
Pete Munro Tailor at Wedding Rehearsal
Johnny Popwell Mr. Wainfield/Choir Director
Stuart Manne Det. Caeser
Randy Cash Gas Station Attendant
Dirk Blocker Shorty
Danielle Aubuchon Girl at Clios
Paul A. Simmons Man on Curb
Georges Pappas Engineer at Recording Studio
Kerrie Cullen Mother at River
John M. Rosenberg Campus Friend
Jon Kohler Clio Awards Presenter

Technical Credits
Alan Rudolph Director,Screenwriter
Max W. Anderson Special Effects
David Blocker Producer
Pam Dixon Casting
Bruce A. Evans Producer,Screenwriter
April Ferry Costumes/Costume Designer
Ray Gideon Producer,Screenwriter
Mark Isham Score Composer
Robert C. Jackson Sound/Sound Designer
Ronald Judkins Sound/Sound Designer
Jan Kiesser Cinematographer
Steven G. Legler Art Director
Paul Peters Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Tom Walls Editor
Neil Young Score Composer,Songwriter

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Made in Heaven 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Joyachiever More than 1 year ago
Made In Heaven is a film starring Kelly McGillis as initially Annie Packert and Timothy Hutton initially as Mike Shea. The character of Mike Shea dies via drowning after attempting to save some people from being trapped in an automobile. Shea was on his way to California before his death and had just been dumped by his girlfriend. Mike Shea dies and is then greeted in heaven by his Aunt Lisa (Maureen Stapleton). His aunt explains to him how heaven works and he soon goes about seeing what heaven is like for himself. He soon meets a spirit named Annie and unexpectedly falls in love with her. Annie ends up reincarnating back on earth just as her and Mike were mapping out their life together in heaven. Anyhow, the spirit of Mike Shea petitions with one of heaven’s guides named Emett (Debra Winger) in order to reincarnate back on earth. The reason being is because he obviously loves Annie dearly and appears to naturally be hesitant to wait the length of another human lifetime just to be with her. There are multiple guest appearances from other celebrities in Made In Heaven As Well (Tom Petty, Ric Ocasek from the Cars, Ellen Barkin, and Neil Young). This film is best for those who like romantic movies with a spiritual slant.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is truly the best romantic story ever told. This is what solemates are about. This is a must for DVD. And a must see.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you believe in soulmates, then this is the movie that brings that concept to life.. It is the best romance movie out there. It should be released on DVD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is my all-time favorite romance movie. It keeps you hoping that the person you're with is the one for you...and that you've always ''known'' each other. If this is Heaven...have no fear!