The Heavenly Kid (1985)

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Movie Info

In this comedy from Cary Medoway, the ghost of a 1960s teen (Lewis Smith) returns to Earth to help his dull son learn to be hip.
Rating:
PG-13
Genre:
Comedy , Drama , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
 wide
On DVD:
Runtime:
Studio:
Orion

Cast

Lewis Smith
as Bobby
Richard Mulligan
as Rafferty
Beau Dremann
as Bill McIntyre
Stephen Gregory
as Fred Gallo
Anne Sawyer
as Sharon
Nancy Valen
as Melissa
Scott Stone
as Frank
Rooney Kerwin
as Suburbanite
Harold Bergman
as Mr. Finlay
Donna Rosae
as Boulevard Girl
Barney Johnston
as Platform Official
Lit Connah
as Bag Lady
Bill Ash
as Older Official
Willie Woods
as Vendor
Jody Sharlow
as Surfer
David Stidham
as Slick Salesman
Kevin L. Clarit
as Grease Jockey
T.R. Durphy
as Drug Dealer
Debra Gallagher
as Plain Girl
Lynne Griffin
as Waitress
Stacy Koolick
as Student
Christopher Greenbury
as Man Eating Hot Dog
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Critic Reviews for The Heavenly Kid

All Critics (8)

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August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

...repetitious and surprisingly dull...

Full Review… | December 7, 2005
Reel Film Reviews

Worthy of attention from only the staunchest of '80s archivists.

Full Review… | November 20, 2005
DVDTalk.com

A gem as memorable as your first attempt at lacing your own shoes. One to be treasured.

Full Review… | October 21, 2005
Moviehole

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September 5, 2005
Greenwich Village Gazette

Audience Reviews for The Heavenly Kid

Somewhat humorous but not greatly acted and the plot is quite dumb. Actually, the timeline puts the high school kid at about 20 at the youngest and shows how sloppily put-together this film was.

Darrin Craig
Darrin Craig

I'm not sure what it would have been like in the eighties, but it isn't watchable today. It makes for a long ninety minutes. (First and only viewing - 6/30/2014)

Adam R
Adam R

A predictable, familiar, old story, but like Back to the Future, says something about the 80s. Mostly this movie is entertaining, and I liked it.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

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