Made in Heaven (1987)

35mm film, colour, 1.85:1
Dolby Stereo, English

An American fantasy film directed by Alan Rudolph.

Plot Summary

After his girlfriend leaves him, a young man runs away to California but dis while trying to save a family from drowning. He ends up in where he meets a beautiful woman who has never been reincarnated before.


Directed by: Alan Rudolph
© 1987 Lorimar-Telepictures Distribution, Inc.
Lorimar Motion Pictures presents a Rudolph/Blocker picture
Produced by: Raynold Gideon, Bruce A. Evans, David Blocker
Associate Producer: Stuart Besser
Written by: Bruce A. Evans, Raynold Gideon
Director of Photography: Jan Kiesser
Edited by: Tom Walls
Music Score Written and Performed by: Mark Isham
Production Sound: Ron Judkins, Robert Jackson
Costume Designer: April Ferry
Supervising Makeup & Hair: Edward Ternes
Special Effects Coordinator: Doug DeGrazzio
Special Visual Effects: Max W. Anderson; Cinemotion Pictures Incorporated
Production Designer: Paul Peters
Casting by: Pam Dixon

Timothy Hutton (Mike Shea/Elmo Barnett)
Kelly McGillis (Annie Packert/Ally Chandler)
Maureen Stapleton (Aunt Lisa)
Ann Wedgeworth (Annette Shea)
Mare Winningham (Brenda Carlucci)
Don Murray (Ben Chandler)
David Rasche (Donald Sumner)
Timothy Daly (Tom Donnelly)
James Gammon (Steve Shea)
Willard Pugh (Guy Blanchard/Brian Dutton)
Amanda Plummer (Wiley Foxx)
Emmet (himself)
Neil Young (truck driver)
Tom Robbins (Mario the toymaker)
James Tolkan (Mr Bjornstead)
Marj Dusay (Mrs Packert)
Ric Ocasek (Shark)
Vyto Ruginis (Lyman McCray)
Gailard Sartain (Sam Morrell)
Leon Martell (Reginald/T.V. Interviewer)
Matraca Berg (Matraca)
Tom Petty (Stanky)
John Considine (Angel)
Rob Knepper (Orrin)
Robert Gould (Chandler Toy Co. executive)
Debra Dusay (Miss Barnett)

Alternative Titles

Accadde in paradiso – Italy
Amor más allá de la muerte – Colombia
Bienvenue au paradis – Canada (French)
Gracias al cielo – Argentina (video)
Hecho en el cielo – Mexico, Spain
Made in Heaven: Bienvenue au paradis – France
Mennyei szerelem – Hungary
Między niebem a ziemią – Poland
Paixão Eterna – Brazil
Şi îngerii se îndrăgostesc – Romania
Taivaassa tavanneet – Finland
Talhados no Céu – Portugal
Ο παράδεισος δεν μπορεί να περιμένει – Greece
Ο παράδεισος δεν περιμένει – Greece
Сделано в Раю(Russian) – Soviet Union
メイド・イン・ヘブン – Japan



  • Cinema Papers no.68 (March 1988) pp.37-38
  • City Limits no.316 (22 October 1987) pp.25
  • Films and Filming no.398 (November 1987) pp.33-34
  • Films vol.4 no.11 (November 1984) pp.14 – note
  • The Hollywood Reporter (5 November 1987) pp.3, 12
  • The Listener vol.118 no.3035 (29 October 1987) pp.37
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.54 no.646 (November 1987) pp.335-336
  • Screen International no.520 (26 October 1985) pp.4
  • Screen International no.624 (31 October 1987) pp.19
  • Time Out no.896 (21 October 1987) pp.35
  • Variety 9 September 1987 pp.14,16


  • The Films of the Eighties by Robert A. Nowlan and Gwendolyn Wright Nowlan p.344
  • Ghosts and Angels in Hollywood Films by James Robert Parish pp.235-238 – credits, synopsis, review
  • The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Fantasy by David Pringle (general ed.) p.79 – credits, review