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Mr. Destiny (1990)

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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 <staher2000@yahoo.com>

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12 October 1990 (USA)  »

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Mr. Destiny  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$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 »

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We see four light switches in the garage, but Larry manages to switch on about eight lights (not at once). See more »

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Duncan the Tow Truck Driver: Somebody here call for a tow truck?
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References Bonnie and Clyde (1967) See more »

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Only You (And You Alone)
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Everything will turn out just fine!
20 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jim Belushi is terrific as the "Average Joe" who gets his 15 minutes in "The Twilight Zone". Michael Cane is the mysterious bar tender who not only listens to Belushi's "story", but has a "cure" for all of Belushi's middle class problems: A magic potion to bring about an avalanche of changes in Belushi's life.

Flashbacks show a 15 year old horribly ashamed of causing his High School Baseball Team's Championship defeat. Belushi goes on with his "pitiful life", seemingly happy, but always wondering "what if..." For what seems to be several days, Belushi experiences a "different" life, one of enormous success, admired and hated by others in equal measure.

This is not quite "It's A Wonderful Life", but some elements are similar, and very endearing. The "ending" is predictable, but still satisfying. Watch for a very young Cortney Cox in a bit part as "fatal attraction" -like other woman. A very pleasant film!


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