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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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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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 »

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

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Larry Joseph Burrows: Have you ever had any regrets, Clip? You know, about how your life is turned out, about the choices you made.
Clip Metzler, Larry's Best Friend: Nooo. Oh... no. I figured I didn't make out many choices. You know what my policy is? You do nothing, you see what happens. And you know what, things always are turning up fine.
Larry Joseph Burrows: Yeah, for you, Clip.
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Only You (And You Alone)
Performed by The Platters
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Life is definitely worth living!:)
23 February 2001 | by (Jersey shore, USA) – See all my reviews

Living the part of your life you wished were better is something that many of us have wished we could do, but for Larry Burrows, it becomes reality in "Mr. Destiny."

Jim Belushi definitely played his best part in this well-done film about second chances. The character of Larry Burrows is believable and is like many blue-collar workers in America. Burrows is the kind of person that lets everyone go ahead of him, with out trying to get ahead himself.

The chemistry between Belushi and Linda Hamilton as Ellen is very charming, something that many loving couples have. Michael Caine was also superb as Mike, who actually creeped me out the first time I saw this, which was at least 10 years ago. It was amazing to see how contrasted his normal life was as opposed to his "rich life." People liked him in his ordinary life, but he was feared and despised in his "rich life."

In my opinion, this film teaches a very important lesson: Life is what you make of it, and one should be thankful of what they have, and what helped them get there. Destiny is what shapes us, and good things will definitely come our way.

RATING: ****1/2 out of 5. Excellent!:)


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