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Multiplicity (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi | 17 July 1996 (USA)
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A man who never has enough time for the things he wants to do is offered the opportunity to have himself duplicated.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Zack Kinney
Katie Schlossberg ...
Jennifer Kinney
Dr. Leeds
Del King
Judith Kahan ...
Dawn Maxey ...


Construction worker Doug Kinney finds that the pressures of his working life, combined with his duties to his wife Laura and daughter Jennifer leaves him with little time for himself. However, he is approached by geneticist Dr. Owen Leeds who offers him a rather unusual solution to his problems - cloning. Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Sometimes to get more out of life, you have to make more of yourself. See more »


Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual situations | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 July 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mis otros yo  »

Box Office


$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,075,000 (USA) (19 July 1996)


$20,101,861 (USA) (20 September 1996)

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(8 channels)|



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Michael Keaton doesn't wear a wedding ring throughout the whole movie to prevent continuity errors. See more »


The cereal box in Doug Kinney's hand changes between shots. See more »


Doug Kinney #1: [to his children, Zack and Jennifer who are fighting] You're both doodie-heads! Go up to your rooms and don't come out until you're married!
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Crazy Credits

The first few opening credits each appear on screen two or more times. See more »


Featured in The Oprah Winfrey Show: Summer Movie Reviews (1996) See more »


I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly
Written by Alan Mills & Rose Bonny
Performed by Jim Cummings
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For once, the clones arent out to stuff everything up for the original!
26 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

I like Michael Keaton. He was perfect in Pacific Heights and is still the 'Sean Connery' of the Batmen.

But the reason I liked multiplicity was because for once, in a movie about clones, the clones werent out to sabotage the original due to their disgruntlement at playing 2nd 3rd and 4th fiddle.

These clones try as hard as they can to abide by the rules and make sure that the original Michael Keaton's life runs as smoothly as possible: after all thats why they were spawned. And it is really amusing listening to the clones refer to Michale Keaton's Character as Doug (or 'Steve' in the case of #4) but are quite happy and comfortable in referring to each other by the numerical order in which they were created.

One of the most hilarious parts of the movie is when rule number one is put to the test....watch it and you'll see what I mean.....and also how number 2 warns number 3 that Dougs wife is going upstairs.............

Some people might think the character of 4 was a bit over the top, but if he had of been any less crazy than what he was..........it wouldnt have come off as well. After all, when a copy of a copy of a human doesnt come out right......you have to wonder what sections have been muddled up....Brain cells, chromosomes, Dna etc.....when you think of that, number 4's character was fairly tame.

A good movie that uses the talents of a good actor.


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