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


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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: Thanks. Thanks for everything. The good and the bad. Boy, you sure do know how to make a point. Oh, and listen, Mike - whatever you've got planned for the rest of my life? It's perfect.
Mike the Bartender at Universal Joint Bar: [toasts] Happy birthday, Larry.
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References Bonnie and Clyde (1967) See more »


Written by Steve Winwood, Muff Winwood and Spencer Davis
Performed by Spencer Davis Group
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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This Movie Should Make You Think...
7 September 2001 | by (Dayton, Ohio) – See all my reviews

This movie is one of my favorites because it makes me think of all the choices I have made and how my life would change if my choices had been different. It plays right into the " Multiple Universe " theory.

The only thing that doesn't ring true is how Larry Burrows ( James Belushi)has such a hard time understanding what is going on, that everything has changed.

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