The story of four souls who needed a body and one guy who needed some soul.
Academy Award nominee Robert Downey, Jr. gives a stellar performance in this magical romantic comedy. One fateful night in 1959, Thomas Reilly is born at the exact moment a bus accident claims the lives of Harrison (Charles Grodin), a frustrated singer dogged by stage fright Milo (Tom Sizemore), a two-bit burglar with a guilty conscience Julia (Kyra Sedgwick), a young woman who has just let the love of her life get away and Penny (Alfre Woodard), a single mother who must leave kids to work the night shift. Soon, the four find themselves earthbound and permanently tied to Thomas - a quartet of loving friends only he can see and hear. But when they realise their presence is disrupting the boy's life, they make the heartbreaking decision to become invisible to him. Twenty-seven years later, Thomas (Downey, Jr.) has grown into a hard-driving executive who is driving away his girlfriend (Elisabeth Shue). Finally, the four souls learn why they are connect to Thomas - through him, they each have one chance to resolve the unfinished business in their lives. To do this, they must temporarily take over his body, but doubting Thomas wants no part of it. The thing is, he doesn't have choice! The result is an irresistible blend of both roaringly funny and deeply touching episodes that combine to make Heart and Souls the best movie of the year! (ABC TV)