An unhappy businessman finds a new sense of purpose after he's tasked with helping a quartet of ghosts fulfill their last wishes before moving on to the afterlife.

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Ron Underwood

Writers:

Gregory Hansen (short film), Gregory Hansen (screen story) | 7 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Downey Jr. ... Thomas Reilly
Charles Grodin ... Harrison Winslow
Alfre Woodard ... Penny Washington
Kyra Sedgwick ... Julia
Tom Sizemore ... Milo Peck
David Paymer ... Hal the Bus Driver
Elisabeth Shue ... Anne
Bill Calvert Bill Calvert ... Frank Reilly
Lisa Lucas ... Eva Reilly
Shannon Orrock Shannon Orrock ... Woman at Audition
Michael Zebulon Michael Zebulon ... Singer at Audition
Chasiti Hampton ... Shirley Washington - Age 7
Wanya Green Wanya Green ... Diane Washington - Age 8
Janet MacLachlan ... Agnes Miller
Javar David Levingston Javar David Levingston ... Billy Washington - Age 4
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Storyline

In 1959, in San Francisco, the telephone operator Penny Washington leaves her three children to work in her night shift. The shy singer Harrison Winslow is afraid of the stage and quits his audition. The waitress Julia is proposed by her boyfriend and she does not accept; then she regrets and leaves her job to seek him out. The smalltime thief Milo Peck tries to retrieve a collection of stamps that he had stolen from a boy. They embark in a bus and the driver Hal distracts while driving and has a serious accident, and driver and passengers die. Meanwhile, Frank Reilly is driving his pregnant wife Eva Reilly to the hospital. Frank successfully escapes from the bus but Eva is nervous and delivers her baby in the car. The souls of the four passengers become the guardian angels and the invisible friends of the boy Thomas Reilly. Seven years later, Penny, Julia, Harrison and Milo conclude that they are harming the boy and they decide to become invisible also to him. Thirty and something ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated PG-13 for some sensuality | See all certifications »

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According to show-business trade paper "Variety", the film recalls "such vintage fantasy fare as Topper (1937) and Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)". See more »

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It is established that the four souls stop appearing to Thomas when he is seven, which would be in 1966 or 67. However, there is a poster drawing on his bedroom wall of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. Those posters did not start to appear until after King and Robert Kennedy had both been assassinated in 1968. See more »

Quotes

Milo Peck: Look, I'm a man.
Julia: You're a *dead* man.
Milo Peck: You bug my ass! You've been bugging my ass since the early-'70s.
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References Days of Our Lives (1965) See more »

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What'd I Say
Written and Performed by Ray Charles
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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My all-time favorite
27 February 2002 | by nancy-46See all my reviews

Heart and Souls would have to be the most heart-warming, funny, tear-jerking, feel-good movie of all time. I can't understand why no-one I know has heard of it till I rave about it and insist they watch it. After several viewings I feel that Julia, Harrison, Penny and Milo are people I know and care about, and as for Robert Downey Jr, every time I watch it I pray that he straightens out his own life, such a waste of talent to be in and out of jail. Heart and Souls ranks up there, for me, with Baghdad Cafe, Five Easy Pieces and Wings of Desire.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 August 1993 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,322,250, 15 August 1993

Gross USA:

$16,589,540

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,589,540
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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