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Made in Heaven Details


[[Performer~P109237~Alan Rudolph~alanrudolph]] 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 ([[Performer~P34188~Timothy Hutton~timothyhutton]]) dreams of escaping small town life and moving to California with his girlfriend Brenda ([[Performer~P76959~Mare Winningham~marewinningham]]). 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 ([[Performer~P67653~Maureen Stapleton~maureenstapleton]]), who explains the rules and regulations. Once in the ethereal realm, Mike falls in love with a heavenly lass with flaxen locks named Annie ([[Performer~P47443~Kelly McGillis~kellymcgillis]]). 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 ([[Performer~P76921~Debra Winger~debrawinger]]), chain-smoking and sporting an orange crewcut like a ghostly [[Performer~P79627~Laurie Anderson~laurieanderson]], 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

  • Release date:November 6, 1987


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


Alan Rudolph
David Blocker
Bruce A. Evans
Ray Gideon
Ray Gideon
Bruce A. Evans
Alan Rudolph
Jan Kiesser
Mark Isham
Composer (Music Score)
Neil Young
Neil Young
Composer (Music Score)
Tom Walls
Paul Peters
Production Designer
Paul Peters
Set Designer
April Ferry
Costume Designer
Ronald Judkins
Sound/Sound Designer
Pam Dixon