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Multiplicity (1996)

 -  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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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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Taglines:

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:

Multiplicity  »

Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

AUD 954,700 (Australia) (1 November 1996)
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(Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Doug Kinney was named after Ramis' friend and National Lampoon founder Douglas Kenney. See more »

Goofs

In the last scene that shows Doug #4 delivering pizzas on a bike, it is implied that he is delivering in Miami. Clear in the scenery are California Fan Palms, which aren't found in Florida. Also, there are house numbers on the curbs. Miami doesn't have numbers on their curbs. See more »

Quotes

Doug Kinney: 1... 2... 3... 4!
Doug Kinney #4: ...12
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly
Written by Alan Mills & Rose Bonny
Performed by Jim Cummings
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Don't be deterred by the 5.7 rating. One of the 90's top comedies.
11 February 2009 | by (Fairport, NY) – See all my reviews

Okay, so the premise is obviously before it's time, and there isn't too much to the plot. A guy clones himself a few times and problems/hilarity ensues. This movie could've easily gone to the b-movie shelf if not for Michael Keatons above average acting. Of course Andie MacDowell was good as his wife, but Michael Keaton steals the show. It's hard to get bored over the course of the movie because you keep wanting to see what Michael Keatons various personalities are going to do next. The effeminate Doug alone makes the movie worth a watch. My main issue is probably with the editing. I'm sure it's hard to edit one guy being multiple guys (especially in 1996) but a few of the panning shots were kinda choppy. Not a huge deal, but it does take you out of the moment for a second. This movie is probably a 7 out of 10, but giving it an 8 to make up for the undeserved 5.7. I'm pretty picky about my comedies, but this one raised itself above the pack. Consider other comedies from the same year: "Bio-Dome," "House Arrest," "Black Sheep, "Jingle All the Way," "Down Periscope." Out of all of them "Multiplicity" is the only one that I can recommend. If you like Michael Keaton, you can't miss this one. And if for some reason you don't, this movie might change your mind.


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