Beatty's ballgame, an unecessary remake of HERE COMES MR. JORDAN--he produced, co-directed, co-wrote (with Elaine May) and starred as Joe Pendleton, a Los Angeles Rams quarterback who is prematurely ushered to heaven by a bumbling celestial messenger (co-director Henry) after an auto
accident. An archangel, Mr. Jordan (Mason), tries to redress this error by restoring Joe to life in the body of a wealthy industrialist moments after he's murdered by his adulterous wife (Cannon) and the industrialist's nitwit secretary (Grodin). Determined to play in the Super Bowl, Beatty buys
the Rams and hires his old coach (Warden) to help him train, convincing Warden that Beatty ...