Born on December 29th, 1938
From Yonkers, New York, USA
Aging handyman Eddie (Jon Voight) dies himself while saving a small child from death. Soon after his final breath, he enters the pearly gates and is reunited with a quintet of people who played important roles in his life. Each dweller of heaven recreates a crucial event from Eddie's time on earth in order to answer his life's most troubling questions and give meaning to the tragedies he encountered, such as the early death of his beloved wife, Marguerite (Dagmara Dominczyk).
Struggling new attorney Rudy Baylor (Matt Damon) resorts to working for a shady lawyer (Mickey Rourke), where he meets paralegal Deck Shifflet (Danny DeVito). When the insurance company of Dot Black (Mary Kay Place) refuses her dying son coverage, Baylor and Shifflet team up to fight the corrupt corporation, taking on its callous lawyer (Jon Voight). Meanwhile, Baylor becomes involved with Kelly Riker (Claire Danes), an abused wife, whose husband complicates matters when he confronts Baylor.