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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ellen Burrows
Cindy Jo
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Doug Barron ...
Jeff Weiss ...


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  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)


$15,379,253 (USA)

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The office building that James Belushi works in is the former headquarters of the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. See more »


When Larry goes to the bar in his new office, he picks up a bottle of Johnnie Walker Black Scotch and calls it "the good stuff". Johnnie Walker Black is actually only a 12-year old Scotch and is one of the lower quality Scotches in the Johnnie Walker family. It would have been more appropriate to have him pick up a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue which is a 60-year old Scotch. See more »


Larry Joseph Burrows: How can my life change so much just because I hit one stinking baseball?
Mike the Bartender at Universal Joint Bar: Well, you see Larry, one's destiny is a very complicated thing. Every incident in a person's life affects everything else that follows it. Instead of missing the baseball, however, you hit it. Then you became a hero, married the prom queen, and so on, and so forth, until you find yourself exactly where you are. So you see, hitting that baseball has spun your life off in an entirely new direction.
Larry Joseph Burrows: Are you an angel or ...
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Charming comedy
12 January 2003 | by (West Chester, Pa) – See all my reviews

Entertaining Jim Belushi vehicle, a modern cockeyed version of It's A Wonderful Life. Michael Caine plays a sort-of angel who lets Belush see what life would have been like if he had "made it big". Jim is at his best with a good story and supporting cast; seems like real chemistry between him and Hamilton. Not an Oscar contender but good warm-hearted fun.

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