When fire-fighting flying ace Pete (Richard Dreyfuss) is killed in the line of duty, he finds himself in the afterlife, invisible to all save the audience, and assigned by an angel (Audrey Hepburn) to pass on his earthly knowledge to novice fire-fighter pilot Ted (Brad Johnson).
Unfortunately, Ted falls for Pete's old girl friend (Holly Hunter), who, after a period of mourning for the departed Pete, reciprocates Ted's feelings, leaving Pete to stew invisibly in the wings. Based loosely on A GUY NAMED JOE (1943), ALWAYS recycles bits of at least a half-dozen other movies
as well, from Howard Hawks' films to Spielberg's own past works. The piling up of references mak...