Carl White’s Life in the Carolinas

Filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina in 1987. This is more of an obscure film for this list but, bear with mus.

Jim Sanders (Michael E. Knight) is a big wig at a cosmetic company and he thinks he has met the love of his life, Patty Winston (Phoebe Cates) who happens to be his boss’s daughter. Jim begins to have increasingly horrible headaches and finds out he has a brain tumor and will likely die soon. He keeps this information to himself so as to not worry his loved ones.

Awaking from a drunken stupor after an engagement party, Jim sees a bright light in his swimming pool and finds an angel (Emmanuelle Beart) clinging to life with a broken wing. Rather than have her exposed to the world he keeps her a secret and tries to help her wing heal so she can go back to heaven.

 While trying to help the Angel, who can’t speak any human language by the way, his friends and loved ones think he is cheating on Patty. Patty confronts him as he collapses from the tumor’s effects. The Angel defends him and explains to him her original intention which was to take him back to heaven with her. Instead, she cures him and gives up her eternity as an Angel to live a normal life with him on Earth.

It is a mildly confusing but, rewarding plot. If you make it to the end of the film you will see the amount of love that went into the creation of the it.

The house that Kermit, Miss Piggy, and the rest of the gang live in is actually a well-known house in Wilmington, North Carolina. The Fennell-Crump House was used for all of the exterior shots in the film. The scene where Gonzo is on the roof and gets struck by lightning, the scene when Gonzo is mowing the lawn, and the scenes when the entire group is leaving or entering the home were all shot on location at this house.