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
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Linda Hamilton''s character's maiden name is Ellen Ripley. Linda Hamilton went on to marry James Cameron (1997-1999), who directed Aliens (1986), where Ellen Ripley is the protagonist. Further, this is first of two movies, involving alternate time lines, that stars Linda Hamilton. The second of course, would be Terminator 2 (1991). See more »
When Larry crashes the sports car, the windshield is smashed. In the next shot, the windshield is perfectly fine. See more »
Larry Joseph Burrows:
Maybe it was because it was my birthday. Maybe it was seeing Cindy Jo. I don't know. But all morning I'd been thinking about what it would have been like if my life had turned out differently.
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Belushi plays an average Joe whose bored with the simple life and his uneventful existence. Convinced that his life would have turned out better had he made a home run instead of a miss in a ball game in his high school years, he gets the chance to see how his life would have turned out had he hit that ball. And what a difference it did make.
A simple and charming little sleeper, Mr. Destiny plays it's It's a Wonderful Life scenario in good fashion. James Belushi gives an endearing performance and manages to keep his cool throughout. Linda Hamilton and Michael Caine give good support and an array of familiar faces (Rene Russo, Jon Lovitz, Courtney Cox, Hart Bochner) add to the pleasure. Film is overall free of slapstick humor and plays it straight and it does have some very humorous moments. And a good message as well.
On the whole Mr. Destiny delights undemanding viewers who could do a lot worse than this film.
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