"Careful, Bill, you'll give yourself a heart attack and ruin my vacation."
In this long remake of Death Takes A Holiday
, Death decides it's time to experience some life for himself. So he grabs himself a well-to-do businessman named Bill Parrish, who's about to turn 65 (and die) and the body of a young man who was hit by two cars while crossing the street. Complications ensue when it turns out the young man whose body he took was just flirting with the 64-year-old's daughter before he died, a daughter who is dating one of the businessman's most important employees.
Death, nicknamed Joe Black by Parrish, is played by Brad Pitt
. Bill Parrish is played by Anthony Hopkins
. Susan Parrish is played by Claire Forlani
. The film was directed by Martin Brest
, previously known for (among others) Beverly Hills Cop
(1984) and Midnight Run
(1988). The film was a moderate box office hit, its worldwide gross estimated to 142,940,100 dollars (though its domestic total was an unimpressive $44 million, not even half of its budget).