Can't Be Heaven

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Cant Be Heaven
(aka Forever Together)
poster as Forever Together
Directed by Richard Friedman
Produced by
Ellen Endo Dizon
Written by Dario Fagnani
Music by Greg Barton
Cinematography Mark Woods
Edited by Jimmy B. Frazier
Charles O'Brien Productions
Distributed by Ardustry Home Entertainment
Release date
  • December 5, 2000 (2000-12-05) (United States)
Running time
94 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $2,000,000 (estimated)
Box office $7,000,000 (Worldwide)

Can't Be Heaven (also known as Forever Together) is a 1999 American comedy-drama film directed by Richard Friedman. The film stars newcomer Bryan Burke and Ralph Macchio.[1][2] The film was loosely based on the 1968 movie Blackbeard's Ghost.[citation needed]


Danny (Bryan Burke), is a young student in middle school. He starts to develop feelings for his best friend, Julie (Michelle Trachtenberg). However a new student by the name of Archie (Michael Galeota) comes in and sweeps Julie off her feet. Danny flees to the graveyard where his father is buried and talks to him about his problems. He soon comes across Hubbie the Ghost (Ralph Macchio), who helps Danny with his girl problems. As a former living person from the 30's, Hubbie, gives Danny his advice. The advice repeatedly backfires, always leaving Danny depressed. Danny soon learns that Hubbie once had a former lover before dying in an accident. Danny and Julie end up together at a school dance and Hubbie re-connects with his former love with the help of Danny.



The film was first released in 2000 on DVD by Ardustry Home Entertainment, and re-released in 2010 by Mill Creek Entertainment.[3]


TV Guide praised the film as an imaginative and refreshing look at adolescent romance, writing that it was "an amusing coming of age story far above the run-of-the-mill teen fare churned out in abundance".[4]


  1. ^ Bertrand, Merle (January 9, 2001). "FOREVER TOGETHER (CAN'T BE HEAVEN)". Film Threat. Retrieved July 28, 2014. 
  2. ^ Scheib, Richard. "CAN'T BE HEAVEN aka FOREVER TOGETHER". Moria. Retrieved July 28, 2014. 
  3. ^ Deming, Mark. "Forever Together (1999)". All Movie Guide. Retrieved July 28, 2014. 
  4. ^ Liebling, Rachel. "Forever Together Review". TV Guide. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 

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