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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 ...
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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The Howzes, screenwriters Perry Howze and Randy Howze, brought their script to producer Mike Lobell, who immediately responded. Lobell said: "I loved the story and the people at Tri-Star felt the same way. The story moved everyone because it's about people, love, memory and it's also very funny." See more »

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Alex spills ice cubes on the sofa, but they have disappeared by the time he has finished recalling Louie's and Corinne's wedding (there's not enough time for them to have melted, although he could have been clearing up while we weren't looking). See more »

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[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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References Today (1952) See more »

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CAN'T GET OVER YOU
Written by Billy Burnette and David Malloy
Performed by Gregg Allman
Courtesy of CBS Records
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Great comedy/romance...
24 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Nay Sayers of this film are likely bitter from some seriously unrequited love. This is a great film for anyone capable of understanding Johnny Mathis's song, or any song from that era: Bobby Darin's, Beyond the Sea... or Stan Getz's, The Girl From Ipanema, et al...

I measure films by how many times I have to watch them before I'm satisfied... Chances Are had me back a few good times.

I also watch the synergy between the cast... I thought they worked well together.

Open your heart, and let the comedic magic of film transport you.

'Alan


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