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Mr. Destiny (1990)

Unhappy Larry Burrows sees what his life could've been like, had he made that winning home run as a teenager.

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Larry Burrows (as James Belushi)
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Larry Burrows (Jim Belushi) is unhappy and feels powerless over his life. He believes his entire life could have turned out differently had he not missed that shot in a baseball game when was a kid. One night he meets this mysterious man named Mike (Michael Caine), who could change his fate by offering him that alternative life he always dreamed of. But as Burrows embarks on this journey of self discovery he realizes that even this new life has its problems and drawbacks.. Written by Sami Al-Taher <staher2000@yahoo.com>

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Larry Burrows Wished For It All... Until All That He Wished For Came True! See more »


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12 October 1990 (USA)  »

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Mr. Végzet  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$15,379,253 (USA)
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The plot is very similar in many ways to the Christmas classic It's a Wonderful Life (1946) which is loosely based on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol (1951) See more »

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When Jewel stabs the cigar and shows it to Larry, the wrap around the cigar is shredded. In the next shot, it is more intact. See more »

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Mike the Bartender at Universal Joint Bar: Your destiny has been changed, Larry, by request, I might add. And you must take responsibility for the circumstances of your new life. They are, after all, of your own making.
Larry Joseph Burrows: Well, if I made 'em, I can unmake 'em!
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Referenced in Ordinary Wilderness (2012) See more »

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GIMME SOME LOVIN'
Written by Steve Winwood, Muff Winwood and Spencer Davis
Performed by Spencer Davis
Courtesy of Island Records and EMI, A division of Capitol Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
Remixed by Bruce Bolnick
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Good job all around
19 August 2000 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

I admit I have a weakness for alternate history stories, from ITS A WONDERFUL LIFE to GROUNDHOG DAY to 12:01. Among those greats is this little gem. It's pretty difficult to get through MR. DESTINY without giving a nod of appreciation to each and every cast member, from the goodhearted James Belushi to the murderous Courtney Cox. This movie lacks the gravitas and scale to make it a great film, but it's a fine cheer-up on a rainy afternoon. It's also a great rental for an inexpensive date.


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