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 <>

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Better living through cloning. 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)


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

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(8 channels)|



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


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 »


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A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You
Written by Neil Diamond
Performed by The Specials
Courtesy of Kull Records Ltd./Virgin Records
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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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