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Heaven Can Wait (1978 movie)

Heaven Can Wait is a 1978 film which tells the story of a professional football star who is taken to Heaven too early, and is sent back in the body of a murdered millionaire. It stars Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, James Mason, Jack Warden[?], Charles Grodin, Dyan Cannon, Buck Henry[?] and Vincent Gardenia[?].

The movie was adapted by Elaine May[?], Warren Beatty and Robert Towne (uncredited) from the play by Harry Segall[?]. It was directed by Beatty and Henry.

It won the Academy Award for Best Art Direction, and was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Warren Beatty), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Jack Warden), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Dyan Cannon), Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Music, Original Score, Best Picture and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium.

Heaven Can Wait is a remake of the 1941 film Here Comes Mr. Jordan. It was remade in 1983 as Heaven's Touch[?] and in 2001 as Down to Earth[?].

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