When John Ballard dies he finds out that the old saying is wrong. It turns out you can take it with you. Living as a bum in Heaven, John is desperate to find a way to get money. With the help of some of the other deceased he finds a way to return to Earth to collect some possessions to carry over into the afterlife. However, the Devil catches wind of his plan and wants to use it to further his own cause against the kingdom of Heaven.