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FULL SYNOPSIS

An angel wonders if love can be Heaven on Earth in this family-themed romantic fantasy. Rev. Henry Biggs ([[Performer~P72947~Courtney B. Vance~courtneybvance]]) is the pastor of a struggling Baptist church in a poor section of New York City. Biggs is devoted to serving his flock and his community, but things are not easy; membership is down, money is tight, the furnace is broken, and real estate mogul Joe Hamilton ([[Performer~P32443~Gregory Hines~gregoryhines]]) wants to buy the property and put up condominiums. The strain is taking its toll on Biggs' marriage to his childhood sweetheart Julia ([[Performer~P33436~Whitney Houston~whitneyhouston]]), and in a moment of desperation, he prays to the Lord for help. The prayer is answered in the form of Dudley ([[Performer~P74843~Denzel Washington~denzelwashington]]), an angel sent to earth to assist Biggs. The preacher doesn't believe that Dudley is a divine being, but he'll take any help he can get, while Julia, who thinks that Dudley is just another community volunteer, welcomes him into their home. However, Dudley is sidetracked in his earthly mission when he finds himself falling in love with Julia. Leading lady [[Performer~P33436~Whitney Houston~whitneyhouston]] takes the opportunity to sing several gospel numbers along the way. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Hans Zimmer Best Musical or Comedy Score 1996 Nominee

Cast

Denzel Washington
as Dudley
Whitney Houston
as Julia Biggs
Courtney B. Vance
as Rev. Henry Biggs
Gregory Hines
as Joe Hamilton
Jenifer Lewis
as Margueritte Coleman
Jernard Burks
as Pizza Man
Paul Bates
as Saul Jeffreys
Lionel Richie
as Britsloe
Loretta Devine
as Beverly

Crew

Penny Marshall
Director
Samuel Goldwyn, Jr.
Producer
Nat Mauldin
Screenwriter
Allan Scott
Screenwriter
Leonardo Bercovici
Screenwriter
Miroslav Ondrícek
Cinematographer
Mervyn Warren
Musical Direction/Supervision
Hans Zimmer
Composer (Music Score)
George Bowers
Editor
Stephen A. Rotter
Editor
Bill Groom
Production Designer
Dennis Bradford
Art Director
Debra Martin Chase
Co-producer
Amy Lemisch
Co-producer
Timothy M. Bourne
Co-producer
Elliot Abbott
Executive Producer
Robert Greenhut
Executive Producer
Cynthia Flynt
Costume Designer
Les Lazarowitz
Sound/Sound Designer
Barrie Thomas
First Assistant Director
Paula Herold
Casting
Joan Giammarco
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