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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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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Trivia

The plot is very similar in many ways to the Christmas classic "It's A Wonderful Life" which is loosely based on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol". See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Larry Joseph Burrows: [Larry sits down on a chair in front of a desk with computers and is amazed by their self-working greetings] How about that! The desk is wired to my ass.
[Suddenly the intercom calls in]
Jewel Jagger, Forklift operator: Good morning, sir.
Larry Joseph Burrows: Oh, hi! How are you?
Jewel Jagger, Forklift operator: Can I get you something, sir?
Larry Joseph Burrows: No, no, I'm fine. Oh! Coffee! I'd really like a cup of coffee.
Jewel Jagger, Forklift operator: Right away, sir. And Mr. Pender and Mr.Flick are on their way to see you, sir.
Larry Joseph Burrows: You're kidding? Those jerks still work here?
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Only You (And You Alone)
Performed by The Platters
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Charming comedy
12 January 2003 | by (West Chester, Pa) – See all my reviews

Entertaining Jim Belushi vehicle, a modern cockeyed version of It's A Wonderful Life. Michael Caine plays a sort-of angel who lets Belush see what life would have been like if he had "made it big". Jim is at his best with a good story and supporting cast; seems like real chemistry between him and Hamilton. Not an Oscar contender but good warm-hearted fun.


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