Heaven Can Wait parents guide

Heaven Can Wait

What do you do when death calls you home too early?

Overall B-

Life has a plan, always a plan. But for Joe Pendleton (Warren Beatty), the L.A. Rams rising star quarterback, that plan includes a few glitches.

Release date June 28, 1978

Violence B-
Sexual Content B-
Profanity C+
Substance Use C+

Why is Heaven Can Wait rated PG? The MPAA rated Heaven Can Wait PG

Run Time: 101 minutes

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Heaven Can Wait
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Heaven Can Wait rated PG? Heaven Can Wait is rated PG by the MPAA

Overall: B-
The infidelity of a tippler and her lover, along with moderate profanities blemish a story otherwise redeemed by the good guy qualities of a man bent on achieving his life dream of playing in the Super Bowl.

Violence: B-
Accident between cyclist and car heard but not seen; man shown restraining screaming woman, mirror over bed drops but misses intended victim, high-powered rifle used to shoot character in the back, shot heard and character falls into garden well.

Sexual Content: B-
Clothed, unmarried couple shown in bed numerous times, kissing between unmarried couple in bedroom, kissing scene in garden between Joe and Betty.

Language: C+
At least: Eight moderate profanities, four mild profanities, eleven terms of Deity

Alcohol / Drug Use: C+
Football coach shown smoking, nervous wife depicted drinking to relieve stress, drinks shown with dinner, man poisoned in bathtub, football players spray each other with champagne.

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Heaven Can Wait
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video NA

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Cast and Crew

Heaven Can Wait is directed by Warren Beatty, Buck Henry and stars Warren Beatty, James Mason, Julie Christie.

Home Video

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