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


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12 October 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mr. Végzet  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$15,379,253 (USA)
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The baseball team in the flashback sequence is from Richard J. Reynolds High School located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. See more »

Goofs

When Jewel stabs the cigar and shows it to Larry, the wrap around the cigar is shredded. In the next shot, it is more intact. See more »

Quotes

[voice over]
Larry Joseph Burrows: Why is it when you do something terrific, nine times out of 10 you're all alone, but when you screw up really big, the whole world is watching?
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References The Natural (1984) See more »

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I GOT YOU (I FEEL GOOD)
Written and Performed by James Brown
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Products, A division of PolyGram Records, Inc.
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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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