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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

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

Philip Train: Now, look, I'm just a dumb newspaperman. I believe Monday follows Sunday, I believe that summer follows spring. I believe in God and glasnost, I believe in things you can touch.
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FASCINATION
Written by F.D. Marchetti
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One of my all time FAVES!!
27 July 2001 | by (LaJolla, California) – See all my reviews

Yes, I'm sentimental & schmaltzy!! But this movie (and it's theme song) remain one of my all time greats!! Robert Downey Jr. does such justice to the role of "Louis Jeffries" reincarnated and the storyline (although far-fetched) is romantic & makes one believe in happy endings!!


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