When the Heavenly Authorities decide that Joe Pendleton’s life as a pro football quarterback was ended prematurely he finds himself sent back to Earth – but reincarnated as a millionaire with a murderous wife more dangerous than any football tackle he had endured in his previous life.
Warren Beatty co-directs and stars as the football player accidentally selected to die after a car accident.
Realising he has been called before his time, Beatty bargains with celestial James Mason and gets the chance to live again but in someone else’s body.
Beatty’s undeniable charm was a perfect fit for this gentle, witty update of Here Comes Mr Jordan (1941), and Dyan Cannon and Charles Grodin are a scream.
Harry D K Wong
Joseph K Makel