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Mr. Destiny (1990)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Romance  |  12 October 1990 (USA)
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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 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, 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 realises that even this new life has its problems and drawbacks.. Written by Sami Al-Taher <>

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Release Date:

12 October 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mr. Végzet  »

Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)


$15,379,253 (USA)

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In this film James Belushi plays a baseball player. In "Taking Care Of Business (1990)_", released two months later, he played a baseball fan. See more »


When Larry crashes the sports car, the windshield is smashed. In the next shot, the windshield is perfectly fine. See more »


[voice over]
Larry Joseph Burrows: Why is it every time your best friend's kissing you on the head, a beautiful woman comes along and catches you?
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References Aliens (1986) See more »


Written and Performed by James Brown
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Products, A division of PolyGram Records, Inc.
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it's a wonderful life meets Christmas carol?
29 September 2005 | by (new york) – See all my reviews

Belushi at his most ingratiating and Courtney Cox before Friends has a small role. I often think Belushi is under-used in Hollywood and this film role is one of his best. For those of you who watch his TV show, this is a very different and likable character. The movie itself is not earth shattering, nor is the message new but rather it is sweet and endearing. The supporting cast of familiar faces and unfamiliar names is a perfect balance although Lovitz's whining can get tiresome, and Michael Caine's charming spiritual guide has a slightly sinister if not well-meaning edge. Hamilton, as Belushi's wife is unfortunately two-dimensional and one wonders why he married her. In addition, Renee Russo is wasted and not terribly convincing at the "prom queen" who got away. Nevertheless, a nice way to spend two hours.

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