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Chances Are (1989)

Reincarnated man unknowingly falls in love with his own daughter from his previous life. Once he realizes this, he tries to end their relationship before angels erase his memory.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Corinne Jeffries
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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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Storyline

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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What if.. A place you'd never seen, felt like home. A person you never met, felt like family. A life you never lived, felt like yours. For Alex, it's not just a feeling, it's real. See more »


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10 March 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El cielo se equivocó  »

Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$16,278,590 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Determined to present as realistic a setting as possible, the film's screenwriters, Perry Howze and Randy Howze', decided to employ Corinne Jeffries (Cybill Shepherd) as the curator of the Smithsonian Institute's US President First Ladies' Gowns Exhibit, a show that had dazzled them when they had visited it as children. Corinne Jeffries' predicament, as invented by the Howzes, is to raise funds to enlarge the First Ladies display, through a gala event. They queried the Smithsonian, asking if this character and her plight sounded plausible. It was more than plausible; the Smithsonian, in fact, was trying to raise two million dollars for the display; their first Ladies' Gowns Exhibit, once an extravagant show, had been reduced to one alcove, with the rest of the exhibit in storage. See more »

Goofs

The newspaper issue at the end shows the date to be Sunday August 7, 1989. August 7, 1989 was a Monday. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Philip Train: [Philip the best friend and best man, tells Louie the groom, he's in love with Corinne the soon-to-be married bride] Louie. There's something I have to tell you.
Louie Jeffries: [as Corinne walks up the aisle in her wedding dress] Now?
Philip Train: I'm in love with Corinne.
Louie Jeffries: [Louie smiles not taking his eyes off Corinne] I know.
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Soundtracks

IF YOU WANNA BE HAPPY
Written by Frank Guida (as Frank J. Guida), Carmela Guida and Joseph Royster
Performed by Jimmy Soul
Courtesy of Rock Masters, Inc.
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Very touching show
27 May 2003 | by (Malaysia) – See all my reviews

Seen it... felt that it is a very nice and touching show..

A beautiful love / comedy.. Highly recommended for all.. Very funny too...


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