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Mr. Destiny (1990)

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

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Larry Burrows (as James Belushi)
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Ellen Burrows
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Cindy Jo
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Larry Burrows (Jim Belushi) 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 named Mike (Michael Caine), 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 realizes 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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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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12 October 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mr. Végzet  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$15,379,253 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The baseball team, in the flashback sequence, is from Richard J. Reynolds High School, located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. See more »

Goofs

When Larry enters the garage at his new home, thinking it is the bathroom, he reaches for the light switch. We see four light switches in the garage, but we hear/see five light switches being flicked and five lights coming on. See more »

Quotes

Larry Joseph Burrows: How well do you remember 1970?
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References Aliens (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

GIMME SOME LOVIN'
Written by Steve Winwood, Muff Winwood and Spencer Davis
Performed by Spencer Davis
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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What a cute little movie !
20 September 1999 | by (Portimão, Portugal) – See all my reviews

I just watched this movie yesterday on cable, and i really enjoyed it. Ok, it´s not the greatest movie ever, but i would recommend this movie to everyone who wants to see a simple movie, wich in the end makes us think, even if it is for a little while. Everyone has thought even once what if we hadn´t choosed a particular path in our lives, and this is what this movie is about. About the "IF" and about what might have happened. This is a story about a guy, who thought a bad event from his teen years, had ruined is entire life, then he is sent by some spiritual entity to a parallel universe in which that bad thing never happened and he gets to experience first hand what would have happened in his life, if his life had followed this other path. After this he learns that, there are good and bad moments in every ones lives independent of what lifes we live.

And so we have a very good movie. This is one of those movies, that we watch, and quickly forgget, but sometimes when somebody mentions it, we imediatly recall all the details. It is one of those movies that we always remember even if it is from time to time.

Another peculiar thing is MR.DESTINY is filled with familiar faces in every corner. From James Beluchi and Linda Hamilton to Michael Cane ,and we can spend the whole movie recognizing actors, wich is also fun.

So i don´t have much more to say, except that i really recomend this movie.

Very simple, but very good and very cute too. It realy puts a smile on our face by the end of it. So watch it, and be happy.


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