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Chances Are (1989)

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Louie Jeffries is happily married to Corinne. On their first anniversary, Louie is killed crossing the road. Louie is reincarnated as Alex Finch, and twenty years later, fate brings Alex ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Corinne Jeffries
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Alex Finch
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Philip Train
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Miranda Jeffries
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Louie Jeffries
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Judge Fenwick
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Omar
Henderson Forsythe ...
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Woman in the Bookstore
Lester Lanin ...
Conductor
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Hot Dog Vendor
Franchelle Stewart Dorn ...
Receptionist (as Franchelle Dorn)
Jacquelyn Drake ...
Bradlee's Secretary
Don Richards ...
Bonino's Defense Attorney
June Thorne ...
Clerk of the Court
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Louie Jeffries is happily married to Corinne. On their first anniversary, Louie is killed crossing the road. Louie is reincarnated as Alex Finch, and twenty years later, fate brings Alex and Louie's daughter, Miranda, together. It's not until Alex is invited to Louie's home that he begins to remember his former life, wife and best friend. Of course, there's also the problem that he's attracted to Louie's/his own daughter. Written by Rob Hartill

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Alex has a lifetime full of wonderful memories. Unfortunately, they're not his. See more »


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10 March 1989 (USA)  »

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Chances Are  »

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$16,000,000 (estimated)

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$16,278,590 (USA)
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Despite playing mother and daughter, Cybill Shepherd is only approximately 16 years older than Mary Stuart Masterson. The actual ages of actors Ryan O'Neal and Mary Stuart Masterson more closely reflect their characters ages. See more »

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At the end of the movie Alex is talking to the newspaper editor and then to Corinne, and the sling on his arm changes position between shots. See more »

Quotes

Corinne Jeffries: My psychiatrist says I suffer from the halo effect, the tendency of widows to idealize their dead husbands. He says it keeps me from falling in love again. He has a point, but I can't imagine I'll ever stop loving Louie.
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Referenced in The Last Party (1993) See more »

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WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN' GOIN' ON
Written by Curly Williams and Sonny David
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Very enjoyable!
6 January 2002 | by (Florida, USA) – See all my reviews

I saw 'Chances Are' with Cybill Shepherd, Ryan O'Neal, Robert Downey, Jr. and Mary Stuart Masterson today on cable, after having seen it many times before. I've always liked it. I liked the plotline of a loved one returning in another's body and being able to express earlier unsaid feelings and take care of 'unfinished business' in a warmhearted and comedic way. Yes, it's a total fantasy, but still, we can dream! I like all of the principal actors and find Robert Downey Jr. adorable. The music was also very enjoyable, as Johnny Mathis sings the title tune (obviously : ) ), and the theme-'After All'- written by Tom Snow and performed by Cher and Peter Cetera, has a great sound. This wouldn't be on the top of my list for rentals, but if you catch it on tv or cable, I think you'll enjoy it.


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