Always 1989

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Always ★★½ 1989 (PG)

A hotshot pilot (Dreyfuss) meets a fiery end and finds that his spirit is destined to become a guardian angel to the greenhorn fire-fighting flyboy (Johnson) who steals his girl's heart. Warm remake of “A Guy Named Joe,” one of Spielberg's favorite movies. Sparks between Dreyfuss and Hunter eventually ignite, but Goodman delivers the most heat. Hepburn makes an appearance as the angel who guides Dreyfuss. An oldfashioned treeburner romance that includes actual footage of the 1988 Yellowstone fire. 123m/C VHS, DVD . Holly Hunter, Richard Dreyfuss, John Goodman, Audrey Hepburn, Brad Johnson, Marg Helgenberger, Keith David, Roberts Blossom, Dale Dye; D: Steven Spielberg; W: Jerry Belson; C: Mikael Salomon; M: John Williams.