Heaven Can Wait Summary
Shortly before the Super Bowl, a quarterback named Joe Pendleton is almost killed in a car accident and an overly zealous angel takes him to heaven before his time. The archangel Mr. Jordan tries to return Joe to his body, but it has been cremated and Joe accepts the body of an elderly millionaire, Farnsworth, who was recently murdered by his wife and secretary and who are confounded to see him alive. As Farnsworth, Joe buys the football team so that he can be its new quarterback and begins training for the Super Bowl, while romancing a woman named Betty. When the murderers kill Farnsworth again, Joe gets the body of a quarterback who is about to die and leads the team to victory. After this, Mr. Jordan erases Joe's memory and he meets Betty again.