Heaven Can Wait is a romantic fantasy about Joe Pendleton (Warren Beatty), a Los Angeles Rams quarterback who is accidentally summoned to Heaven by an overly zealous celestial escort. Pendleton is returned to earth in the body of another man, who is a corporate giant. While practising to once again play for the Rams, Pendleton must escape attempts on his life while romantically pursuing a beautiful English woman (Julie Christie) who protests the destruction caused to her village by one of his many corporations.
Beatty wrote the screen play, directed, acted and produced. This is an ego trip for him and it's not even very good. To get as many Oscar nods as it did means that standards were not very high in the 70's or maybe we now just expect more.