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The Heavenly Kid (1985)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | 26 July 1985 (USA)
A hip guardian angel named Bobby Fantana, who died in a car race in the 60s, reluctantly agrees to watch over a lonely 80s high schooler who needs guidance on how to become cool.

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Cary Medoway
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lewis Smith ... Bobby Fantana
Jason Gedrick ... Lenny Barnes
Jane Kaczmarek ... Emily Barnes
Richard Mulligan ... Rafferty
Mark Metcalf ... Joe Barnes
Beau Dremann ... McIntyre / Bill
Stephen Gregory ... Fred Gallo
Anne Sawyer Anne Sawyer ... Sharon
Nancy Valen ... Melissa
Chad Wiggins-Grady Chad Wiggins-Grady ... Jerry
Scott Stone Scott Stone ... Frank
William Kerwin ... Suburbaner (as Rooney Kerwin)
Will Knickerbocker Will Knickerbocker ... Max
Harold Bergman Harold Bergman ... Mr. Finley
Donna Rosea Donna Rosea ... Boulevard Girl (as Donna Rosae)
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Storyline

When Bobby dies in a car accident he is not allowed to enter heaven but has to stay in one of the lower levels until he has worked enough as an guardian angel in order to deserve paradise. He is first given an assignment of helping a young kid named Lenny, who later Bobby founds out is his son. Lenny has a crush for a girl named Sharon who is the most beautiful girl of the class. But she does not even notice him until Bobby helps Lenny change his image and boosts his confidence. By doing this Bobby dresses Lenny up making him a playboy and tough guy so that he gets what he wants although Bobby knows that this is not the best. Bobby later realizes that Lenny's mother is his former girlfriend who has married another guy. Although not being allowed he makes himself visible to her... after some situations take place he vows to give his soul up to help his son from losing his own life. This unknowingly earns Bobby a trip to Heaven or "uptown" as the movie refers to it. Written by Volker Boehm

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1962 was a bad year for Bobby. First he drove 300ft over a cliff, then they wouldn't let him into heaven... See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Teen Angel See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,614,225, 28 July 1985

Gross USA:

$3,852,271

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,852,271
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In an attempt to cash in on the success of Back to the Future (1985) the German release was named "Zurück aus der Vergangenheit" which translates as "Back from the Past". See more »

Goofs

As Bobby is helping Lenny climb back up the cliff, Lenny accidentally steps on Bobby's hand. Bobby reacts as though this hurts his hand. Being an Angel, Bobby should not feel pain. See more »

Quotes

Bobby: A while? A while? There's a fucking Viking in here!
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Connections

Features Donkey Kong (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

When The Children Make The Mighty Fall
Written and Produced by Michael Muhlfriedel (as Mick Muhlfriedel)
Recorded by Earle Mankey (as Earl Mankey)
Performed by Neko-Meka
Executive Producer George Duke
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If you're an alum of North Miami Senior High...
9 August 2004 | by txokmasonSee all my reviews

... you might enjoy the location, as it was filmed there! If I remember correctly, the film was shot over the summer of 1984 at the school. Noticeable is part of the main hallway, one of the classrooms in the main hallway near the east entrance (the few with windows - most of the remaining classrooms had them removed) and the dreaded cafeteria. In the background there's familiar posters and signs from the era: the "SKATEBOARDING USA" sign honors Mr. David Hudak, one of the school's English teachers and the 'Pioneer Regiment' is the name of the school marching band. Contrary to popular belief, the school wasn't painted pink for the film, it was done afterward.


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