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Down to Earth

Down to Earth(2001)

Also Known As: I Was Made To Love Her | Les Pieds sur terre |

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Brief Synopsis

Lance Barton is a struggling comedian with one mission on his mind: landing a slot at the final Amateur Night Contest at the famed Apollo Theatre. Lance has one little problem though - he ain''t that funny. However, an inept emissary from heaven is about to hit him with a much bigger problem when he mistakenly plucks Lance from a traffic accident - before it takes place. Since, by heavenly rule, no man gets into heaven before his time, and the choice of returning to his own body on Earth is impossible, Lance reluctantly agrees to occupy the body of a wealthy old white mogul, Charles Wellington, until a more suitable body can be found. Living in the body of a callous old white man would be bizarre enough for Lance without falling in love with Sontee, the beautiful woman publicly battling Wellington''s company, while having to defend himself against Wellington''s cheating wife and her plot to have him killed.

Cast & Crew

Chris Weitz Director
Paul Weitz Director
Mark Addy Cisco
Jennifer Coolidge Mrs Wellington
Chris Rock Lance Barton
Regina King Sontee Jenkins
Chazz Palminteri Mister King
Eugene Levy Mister Keyes
Frankie Faison Whitney Daniels
John Cho Phil Quon

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  PG-13 Premiere Info: 
Release Date:  2001 Production Date: 
Color/B&W:  Distributions Co:  Paramount Pictures
Sound:  Production Co:  3 Arts Entertainment .....Production Company (Usa), Village Roadshow Pictures .....Production Company, Npv Entertainment .....Production Company (Usa), .....Production Company (Usa), .....Production Company, .....Production Company, Paramount Pictures Scoring Stage M .....Production Company, Howard Anderson Company .....Production Company, Pacific Title & Art Studio .....Production Company, Picturemill .....Production Company, .....Production Company, Balsmeyer & Everett Inc .....Production Company, .....Production Company, Starcraft .....Production Company, Village Roadshow Limited .....Theatrical Distributor, Haskolabio .....Theatrical Distributor, Golden Village .....Theatrical Distributor, Paramount Pictures .....Studio (Usa), Ron Stermac .....Cable Operator, Paramount Pictures .....Domestic Theatrical Distributor, United International Pictures .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, Paramount Home Media .....Domestic Video Distributor
Duration(mins):  Country:  Australia (AU)

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  • Down to Earth (2001)

    Jay 2009-05-27

    Cute but it's no where near the two other versions of the story. Chris Rock gets tiresome after awhile and the story's premise does as well.... MORE>