Number of Times Seen – Between 5-10 times (cable in the 80’s and 11 Jul 2014)
Brief Synopsis – After dying while trying to save a family from drowning, a man discovers true love in heaven, but when she is sent back to Earth, he is given 30 years to find her in order for them to remain together forever.
My Take on it – As a kid, I loved this very unconventional love story. I liked they way that they deal with live and the afterlife and the thin line between the two.
Timothy Hutton and Kelly McGillis are great together and you can believe the love that they share onscreen.
The tone and music is VERY 80’s and there are numerous cameos within the movie by the artists whose music is used.
The best song IMHO is the main theme song. ‘We never danced’. I watched this movie 3 days ago and still cant get it out of my mind. Here is a clip of the video.
Look for a small but important uncredited cameo by Hutton’s wife at the time Debra Winger as Emmett, a very important person in heaven.
Bottom Line – Great love story with fantasy undertones. Amazing music, especially the main theme song. Nice cast. Recommended.
Rating – Globe Worthy
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