Down to Earth


1h 27m 2001

Brief Synopsis

A struggling comic finds himself stuck in the body of an elderly aristocrat and he suddenly wants to become a star on the stand up circuit.

Film Details

Also Known As
I Was Made To Love Her, Les Pieds sur terre, Pieds sur terre
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Adaptation
Comedy
Fantasy
Romance
Romantic Comedy
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Ron Stermac
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m

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.

Crew

Scotty Allan

Chief Lighting Technician

Kathy Altman

On-Set Dresser

Diana Alvarez

Photography

Roy T Anderson

Stunt Coordinator

Matiki Anoff

Makeup Artist

Dimitri Apletcheff

On-Set Dresser

Maria Arago

Assistant

Joseph M Aspromonti

Assistant Director

Chris Baillie

Assistant Director

Anthony K Baird

Electrician

Kelly Baker

Hair Stylist

John Bannister

Scenic Artist

Richard Baratta

Unit Production Manager

Kevin Barnes

Rigging Electrician

Bob Baron

Adr Mixer

Wesley Battle

Grip

Warren Beatty

Story By

Warren Beatty

From Story

Maureen Beitler

Medic

Jim Belletier

Photography

Sam Bender

Electrician

Barry Berg

Executive Producer

Barry Berg

Unit Production Manager

Dena Berman

Casting Assistant

Nicole Blanchard

Photography

Margot Boccia

Makeup

Samuel Bojin

Chief Lighting Technician

Paul Bolton

Electrician

Vincent Borg

Rigging Electrician

Bob Bornstein

Music

Ralph Brandofino

Photography

Bernie Branston

Rigging Electrician

Robert Braun

Scenic Artist

Blair Breard

Unit Production Manager

David Breeze

Electrician

J. C. Brotherhood

Special Effects Coordinator

Darrin Brown

Assistant Director

Lisa Brown

Makeup Artist

Craig Bulmer

Electrician

Milton Buras

Hair Stylist

Randy Burbidge

Rigging Grip

Michael J Burke

Chief Lighting Technician

Nathan J. Busch

Hair Stylist

Bob Bushfield

Electrician

Louis C.k.

Screenplay

Joseph A Campayno

Makeup Artist

Tim Campbell

Scenic Artist

Patrick Capone

Camera Operator

Evelyn Carr

Makeup Artist

Kirk Cheney

Construction Coordinator

Tracey Christensen

Assistant Costume Designer

Rhosael Ciandre

Hair Stylist

David B Cohn

Dialogue Editor

Donald Colafranceschi

Production Assistant

Kelly Conners

Rigging Electrician

Kenneth R Conners

Rigging Electrician

Robert G Connors

Rigging Electrician

Mary Cook

Hair Stylist

Robin D. Cook

Casting

Allan Cooke

Prosthetic Makeup

H. H. Cooper

Assistant Director

Janette C. Cosby

Auditor

Lance Crouther

Screenplay

Richard Crudo

Other

Richard Crudo

Director Of Photography

Charles C Crutchfield

Costumer

Scott Curtis

Foley Editor

Sean Daniel

Producer

Dennis Davenport

Art Director

Aaron Dawley

Grip

Sandy De Crescent

Original Music

Guido Decurtis

On-Set Dresser

Michael Derbyshire

Video Assist/Playback

Lisa Deveaux

Makeup Artist

Anthony Dhandari

Production Assistant

Cesare Digiulio

Rigging Grip

Norm Dlugatch

Music Engineer

John Dodgin

Electrician

Nigel Draper

Rigging Electrician

Roy Elliston

Rigging Grip

Russ Engels

Electrician

Kris Enos

Photography

David Evans

On-Set Dresser

Sylvia Fay

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Tammy Fearing

Adr Editor

Kathy Fellagara

Medic

Richard Fellegara

Medic

Conrod Fiddler

Assistant Director

Brian Fitzsimons

Grip

Christopher Flick

Foley Editor

Robert Forbes

Rigging Grip

Rosalyn Forch

Costumer

Amrita-diane Ford

Makeup Artist

C Romania Ford

Makeup Artist

Raymond Fortune

Rigging Electrician

Careen Fowles

Costume Supervisor

Natalie Fowles

Costumer

Dana Le Blanc Frankley

Adr Editor

Sergei Franklin

Steadicam Operator

Candide Franklyn

Camera Operator

David Franzoni

Electrician

Ian Fraser

Carpenter

David Fremlin

Assistant Art Director

John Gajdecki

Visual Effects

Anthony Gamiello

Grip

Dennis Gamiello

Grip

Douglas Ganton

Sound Mixer

Roland Gauvin

Rigging Grip

Nick Gazda

Assistant Art Director

Claudia Gedge

Makeup Artist

Errol Gee

Stunts

Lee Genick

Extras Casting Assistant

Sheila Gentile

Costumer

Gary S. Gerlich

Sound Effects Editor

Aron Giannini

Assistant

Luke Gibson

Scenic Artist

Beth Gilinsky

Art Department Coordinator

Danielle Goldschlager

Hair Stylist

Dominic Gonzales

Music

Ginger Gonzalez

Production Assistant

Glen Goodchild

Grip

Wayne Goodchild

Grip

Greg Grainger

Rigging Grip

Jill Graves

Costumer

Howard Green

Stunts

Mary-lou Green-benvenuti

Hair Stylist

Lori Greenberg

Production Coordinator

Marni Grossman

Photography

Vincent Guarriello

Foreman

Carlos Guerra

Photography

Joel Guthro

Camera Operator

Melissa Hall

Assistant Production Coordinator

Michael Hall

Camera Operator

Kevin Hardesty

Associate Producer

Lisa Renay Harrell

Hair Stylist

Douglas C Hart

Photography

Mathew Hart

Unit Production Manager

Debra Hawkes

Hair Stylist

Christopher Hebel

Charge Scenic Painter

V Edney Hendrickson

Assistant Director

Ann Henshaw

Wardrobe Supervisor

Ron Hewitt

Assistant Property Master

Una Hill

Assistant Production Coordinator

Tracey Hinds

Assistant Director

William Hooper

Sound Effects Editor

Tom Houghton

Camera

Donna Hunt

Hair Stylist

Michael Hyde

Transportation Captain

Charles Martin Inouye

Music Editor

Jim Jacks

Producer

Fred Johanns

Electrician

Bruce Jordan

Grip

Scott Julion

Hair Stylist

Zsolt Kadar

Photography

Fred Kamping

Location Manager

Mandy Kane

Production Assistant

John Kasarda

Art Director

Dave Kellner

Rigging Electrician

Gregory King

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Siegfried Kopp

Assistant Director

Scott Kordish

Production Coordinator

Andy Koyama

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Jim Krauter

Dolly Grip

Peter Kunz

Special Effects

Susan Kurtz

Dialogue Editor

Beth Kushnick

Set Decorator

Cathleen Kushnick

Music

Ken Kushnick

Music Producer

Bernie Lalonde

Rigging Grip

Elis Lam

Set Designer

Kevin Landry

Production Auditor

Michael Laudati

Makeup Artist

Michael Laudati

Makeup

Michael Laudati

Hair Stylist

Richard Le Grand

Sound Editor

David Lee

Photography

Ali Leroi

Screenplay

Ali Leroi

Associate Producer

Adriane Little

Makeup Artist

Debrae Little

Costume Designer

Mark Anthony Little

Assistant Director

Gregg London

Editing

Kali Londono

Assistant

Kevin Louis

Stunts

Edward W Lowry

Dolly Grip

Grant Lucibello

Assistant Director

Peter Luxford

Camera Operator

Jalil Lynch

Stunts

Martin Malivoire

Special Effects Supervisor

Michael Manzato

Assistant Director

Paul Michael Marini

Stunts

Aleks Marinkovich

Assistant Art Director

Dana L. Marker

Negative Cutter

David Ray Martin

Assistant Location Manager

Elaine May

From Story

Elaine May

Story By

Larry Mcconkey

Steadicam Operator

William Mcgavin

Rigging Electrician

Winsome G. Mckoy

Costume Supervisor

Jane Meade

Makeup Artist

Film Details

Also Known As
I Was Made To Love Her, Les Pieds sur terre, Pieds sur terre
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Adaptation
Comedy
Fantasy
Romance
Romantic Comedy
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Ron Stermac
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video July 10, 2001

Released in United States Winter February 16, 2001

Remake of "Here Comes Mr. Jordan" (USA/1941), directed by Alexander Hall and starring Robert Montgomery and Claude Rains. Film was previously remade in 1978 as "Heaven Can Wait," directed by Warren Beatty and Buck Henry and starring Warren Beatty, Julie Christie and James Mason.

Began shooting February 14, 2000.

Released in United States Winter February 16, 2001

Released in United States on Video July 10, 2001

Completed shooting late April 2000.