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Chances Are (1989)

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This is a fiercely tender, sparkly sleeper gem, with stellar cast, about spirituality, the unconditional nature of the soul mate, loyalty and love and an alternate view to death.

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Cast

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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
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Woman in the Bookstore
Lester Lanin ...
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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  »

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$16,000,000 (estimated)

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$16,278,590 (USA)
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Heart and Souls (1993) is another romantic comedy fantasy starring Robert Downey Jr. about misplaced souls, though this time the souls are stuck with him after a traffic accident at the time of his birth. See more »

Goofs

As Alex and Corinne are getting undressed, Alex's underpants change from white or light blue boxers in the close-up to darker blue boxers with white trim in the long shot. 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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Referenced in The Last Party (1993) See more »

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FOREVER YOUNG
Written by Rod Stewart, Jim Cregan (as James Cregan) and Kevin Savigar
Performed by Rod Stewart
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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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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