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PG-13| 1 hr. 27 min.

Plot Summary
When amateur comedian Lance Barton (Chris Rock) finds himself at Heaven's door, he is convinced there has been a mistake. Miraculously he is right. Since returning to his own body is not an option, a heavenly agent places him into the corpse of a rich Manhattan mogul who has just been murdered by his wife -- until a more suitable replacement can be found. Ironically, it is as this new person that Lance ultimately discovers his true self, falls in love and improves his comedy act in the process.

Cast: Chris Rock , Regina King , Chazz Palminteri , Eugene Levy , Frankie Faison , Mark Addy , Greg Germann , Jennifer Coolidge

Directors: Chris Weitz , Paul Weitz

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Down to Earth (2001)

Release Date: February 16th, 2001|1 hr. 27 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 10
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The call on this one is: dead on arrival. show more

  • 25
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    Beatty's "Heaven Can Wait," released in 1978, was a comic fantasy about a near-death experience. This new version is a near-life experience. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    This remake is shorter than its predecessors, a welcome earthly reward. show more

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