4.7/10
154
2 user 1 critic

Déjà Vu (1985)

R | | Drama | May 1985 (USA)
A writer who believes that he was reincarnated believes that his present fiancée possesses the soul of his fiancée in his previous life, a ballerina.

Writers:

(novel), (screenwriter) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Déjà Vu (1997)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

L.A. shop owner Dana and Englishman Sean meet and fall in love at first sight, but Sean is married and Dana is to marry her business partner Alex.

Director: Henry Jaglom
Stars: Victoria Foyt, Stephen Dillane, Vanessa Redgrave
Rage of Angels (TV Movie 1983)
Action | Drama | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Based on Sidney Sheldon's novel. A young assistant district attorney (Parker) is used by a ruthless attorney (Morell) to get his client off. She is fired and almost disbarred, but fights ... See full summary »

Director: Buzz Kulik
Stars: Jaclyn Smith, Ken Howard, Kevin Conway
Lies Before Kisses (TV Movie 1991)
Certificate: M Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A wife discovers that her husband is not only the prime suspects in a call-girl murder case but is also being blackmailed. But, not all is what it seems.

Director: Lou Antonio
Stars: Jaclyn Smith, Ben Gazzara, Nick Mancuso
Navigating the Heart (TV Movie 2000)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An unlikely romance between a cosmopolitan career woman and a small town fisherman.

Director: David Burton Morris
Stars: Jaclyn Smith, Tim Matheson, David Andrews
My Very Best Friend (TV Movie 1996)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Dana Griffin is what some call a gold digger and has a habit of getting what she wants anyway possible. She is to wed wealthy Ted but her deceit is exposed. To build her life back she ... See full summary »

Director: Joyce Chopra
Stars: Jaclyn Smith, Jill Eikenberry, Tom Irwin
Before He Wakes (TV Movie 1998)
Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A high-school basketball coach uncovers a shocking secret about his new wife that she is willing to kill to protect.

Director: Michael Scott
Stars: Jaclyn Smith, Diana Scarwid, Timothy Carhart
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Hooked on steroids and unable to control his bursts of sudden rage, a police officer keeps his wife under his thumb and routinely abuses her behind the closed doors of their house.

Director: Armand Mastroianni
Stars: Jaclyn Smith, Brad Johnson, Hilary Swank
Kaleidoscope (TV Movie 1990)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A private eye is hired to reunite three sisters who have been separated for a long time, all of whom have well guarded secrets of the past.

Director: Jud Taylor
Stars: Jaclyn Smith, Perry King, Patricia Kalember
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Brooke / Maggie
...
Michael / Greg
...
Olga Nabokova
...
Eleanor Harvey
Richard Kay ...
William Tanner (1935)
Frank Gatliff ...
William Tanner (1984)
Michael Ladkin ...
Willmer
David Lewin ...
Reporter
Marianne Stone ...
Mabel
Virginia Guy ...
Lead Dancer
David Adams ...
Chauffeur
Josephine Buchan ...
Research Assistant
Richard Graydon ...
Captain Wilson
Claire Bayliss ...
Dancer
...
Dancer
Edit

Storyline

A writer who believes that he was reincarnated believes that his present fiancée possesses the soul of his fiancée in his previous life, a ballerina.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Their passion crosses the boundaries of time.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

May 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amore e morte  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Last cinema film of Marianne Stone. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Number Of Mysteries Unsolved.
18 January 2005 | by (Mountain Mesa, California) – See all my reviews

This hybrid film is after being a Mystery Romance Gothic Horror Thriller Melodrama, not entirely successful throughout in any category but overall an intriguing effort. Based upon the novel, "Always", by Trevor Meldel-Johnsen, the London-set affair features Nigel Terry in a dual role as mid-1980s writer Gregory Thomas, and as an earlier manifestation sharing his soul, Michael Richardson, a mid-1930s ballet choreographer. During the course of a viewing by Gregory and his fiancée Maggie (Jaclyn Smith) in a local theatre of a documentary concerning tragically killed ballerina Brooke Ashley, Gregory is startled by the close resemblance between the two women. After some research, he decides to pen a screenplay of the dancer's life and sudden death by fire, but quickly discovers that the shifting sands of time have obfuscated much that he needs to know. He discovers as well that a substantial portion of his new work appears to exist within his subconscious mind, and that the mystery of reincarnation apparently lies at the root of what becomes for him an uncomfortable search. His delving into the history of Brooke Ashley leads him to contact an old psychic and hypnotist, Olga (Shelley Winters), an intimate of the dancer, and whose home is a shrine to her, and a coalescence of interests occurs between Gregory and the medium. Although Olga guides him to "see" into his prior existence as Richardson, resultant discoveries become rife with a sense of terror and danger. Terry's performance is sensitively crafted, and Claire Bloom, although she is used too sparingly, is also excellent, as the manipulative mother who attempts to end the happiness of the original pair of lovers, while Winters and Smith perform ably. Filmed in London and Paris, with dance footage at the former city's Drury Lane Theatre, the film is the only directorial outing from cinematographer Anthony Richmond and is garnished by the accurate designing of Tony and Joanne Woollard, along with costumes of Marit Allen, each of whom perfectly contrasts the half-century apart eras, and there is a romantic score tendered by Pino Donaggio. The dance scenes are rather shabbily directed and performed, while the script becomes quite incoherent during the film's final portions, but then the original book is, after all, one in which ambiguity is triumphant, and a splendid air of romantic fantasy graces the production.


8 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?