Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. USA, 1993. , , Stampede Entertainment. Story and Screenplay by Gregory Hansen, Erik Hansen, Brent Maddock, S.S. Wilson, based on a short film by Gregory Hansen. Cinematography by Michael W. Watkins. Produced by Sean Daniel, Nancy Roberts. Music by Marc Shaiman. Production Design by John Muto. Costume Design by Jean-Pierre Dorleac. Film Editing by O. Nicholas Brown.
When four bus passengers (Alfre Woodard, Kyra Sedgwick, Tom Sizemore, David Paymer) are killed in a tragic accident, their afterlife spirits keep company with a young child until he is ten years old and they must break contact with him. Years later, they are brought back to his adult life (played by Robert Downey, Jr.) to help him resolve some personal issues and ask for assistance for themselves. He is not happy to see them, though, having written off the experience as a childhood flight of fancy. Touched By Four Angels it’s not, instead it’s genuine, funny and very enjoyable, and Downey is magnificent.