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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
Kari Coleman ...
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:

Mis otros yo  »

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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(8 channels)|

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

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

In the opening scenes, Doug and his wife repeatedly discuss whether or not he bought a "hot water heater". The correct term is simply water heater; hot water doesn't need to be heated. See more »

Quotes

Doug Kinney #4: [to Doug Kinney] Hey Steve, did ya bring me any pizza Steve?
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Crazy Credits

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


Soundtracks

This Is How We Do It
Written by Montell Jordan, Oji Pierce, Al Hudson, Dave Roberson, Glenda Hudson,
Gregory Green, Jonathan Meadows, Terry Morgan
& Theodire Dudley
Performed by Montell Jordan
Courtesy of Rush Associated Labels Recordings
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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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.

8/10


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