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Multiplicity (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi | 17 July 1996 (USA)
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

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Zack Kinney
Katie Schlossberg ...
Jennifer Kinney
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Dr. Leeds
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Del King
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Vic
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Noreen
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Ted
Judith Kahan ...
Franny
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Walt
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Paul
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Robin
Dawn Maxey ...
Beth
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Patti
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Storyline

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>

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Better living through cloning. See more »

Genres:

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

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$20,101,861 (USA) (20 September 1996)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In filming the shot in which Doug #1 introduces Doug #3 to Doug #2, Doug #2 tosses a beer to Doug #1. Michael Keaton catching the beer (tossed by a body double) was shot first. Keaton tossing the beer (this time *to* a body double) was filmed later. Keaton's toss so perfectly matched the body double's original toss, that the planned special effect of digitally erasing the tossed beer can then adding in a digital beer can was not needed, thereby saving the production quite a bit of money. This was referred to by the special effects crew as "The Million Dollar Miracle Beer Can Toss". See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[Doug's rule for his clones]
Doug Kinney: Nobody has sex with my wife but me.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.115 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

La Gallinita De Los Huevos De Oro
Written by Jairo Varela
Performed by Grupo Niche
Courtesy of Sony Discos Inc.
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Underrated and highly enjoyable
1 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have to say when I saw the IMDb rating for this movie I was surprised. I was tempted to vote it a ten just to raise the average, but I gave it what I honestly think it deserves- a solid 7. Don't expect too much from this flick. The "deeper meanings" are mildly interesting and there is some worthwhile messages, but I like it just to relax and enjoy. If you just go into it looking for a few laughs you will be rewarded. It's not fall down funny but I get some very good chuckles throughout this movie. I'm a Michael Keaton fan, and I thin he does screwball comedy very well. His performance in this role as he portrays the distinctive sides of his personality in individual clones is impressive as he is spot on with each one. Andie MacDowell is always a joy to watch.

Worth a look, and I enjoy it every time it come on cable!


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