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Steven Spielberg (1989)

PG Certificate


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This was Steven Spielberg's attempt to make a more grown-up fantasy, after he was criticised for pandering to the child in all of us with ET and Raiders of the Lost Ark. It's effectively an update of the Spencer Tracy film A Guy Named Joe, with Richard Dreyfuss as the firefighter pilot who returns from the dead to watch over the love of his life (Holly Hunter). Best pal John Goodman steals the show, and Audrey Hepburn (in her last screen role) gives him a run for his money as an angelic guide, while both Hunter and Dreyfuss just manage to stave off the syrup to produce a romantic tale of everlasting love.


The ghost of a daredevil pilot who was killed while fighting a raging forest fire is unable to rest until he helps his successor face the challenges of the job - and persuade his heartbroken girlfriend to accept her loss and move on with her life. Romantic fantasy, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, John Goodman and Audrey Hepburn.

Cast & Crew

Pete Sandich Richard Dreyfuss
Dorinda Durston Holly Hunter
Ted Baker Brad Johnson
Al Yackey John Goodman
Hap Audrey Hepburn
Dave Roberts Blossom
Powerhouse Keith David
Nails Ed Van Nuys
Rachel Marg Helgenberger
Fire boss Dale Dye
Alex Brian Haley
Charlie James Lashly
Grey Michael Steve Jones
Director Steven Spielberg
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Guidance: Some swearing. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay


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