The Heavenly Kid

  • 1985
  • Movie
  • PG-13
  • Comedy

THE HEAVENLY KID is a reprehensible film that unashamedly steals ideas (if not entire scenes) from other works. In the opening, set in 1960, teenager Smith is killed in a cliff-top drag race. In the film's most imaginitive sequence, the ghostly Smith ends up in a mysterious subway station but is not allowed to board the train going "Uptown." Instead he...read more

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THE HEAVENLY KID is a reprehensible film that unashamedly steals ideas (if not entire scenes) from other works. In the opening, set in 1960, teenager Smith is killed in a cliff-top drag race. In the film's most imaginitive sequence, the ghostly Smith ends up in a mysterious subway station

but is not allowed to board the train going "Uptown." Instead he must ride another train until the opportunity arises for him to redeem himself, thereby getting a chance to go Uptown. More than 20 years goes by and Smith is allowed to get off. He now must help Gedrick, a nice but nerdy kid who has

a hard time fitting in to the high school scene. Smith is barely tolerable in his central role, going through the motions in an apathetic performance. Instead, THE HEAVENLY KID relies on its pointless set pieces, along with inconsistent characters and attitudes, to comprise its 89 minutes.

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  • Released: 1985
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Review: THE HEAVENLY KID is a reprehensible film that unashamedly steals ideas (if not entire scenes) from other works. In the opening, set in 1960, teenager Smith is killed in a cliff-top drag race. In the film's most imaginitive sequence, the ghostly Smith ends… (more)

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