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Sliding Doors (1998)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Fantasy  -  24 April 1998 (USA)
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A London woman's love life and career both hinge, unknown to her, on whether or not she catches a train. We see it both ways, in parallel.

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Gerry
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Lydia
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Anna
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Clive
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Claudia
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James's Mother
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Terry English ...
Kind Cabbie
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Man on Tube
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Arriving at work one morning, Helen discovers that she had been unjustifiably sacked from her PR job. She is returning home when an amazing thing happens, time reverses itself for a few seconds and a second version of herself is created. In one reality Helen catches the tube train, meets James and arrives home to find her loathsome Lothario lover Gerry cheating on her with his ex-girlfriend Lydia. In the other reality, Helen misses the tube train, gets mugged, goes to hospital and eventually arrives home to find Gerry alone in the shower. The two realities move forward in tandem; in one Helen leaves Gerry and forms a happy, new, loving relationship with James; in the other Helen's live becomes more and more wretched as she takes on two jobs to support her worthless, cheating boyfriend as he supposedly writes his novel but in fact carries on a torrid affair with Lydia. Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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Helen is about to find that romance was never this much fun. See more »


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Rated R for some sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)

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£1,134,641 (UK) (1 May 1998)

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$11,883,495 (USA) (28 August 1998)
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Although the film is set in London, trailers and ads for it included one shot showing a Los Angeles Blue Line train, which looks nothing like the London Underground trains. See more »

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In the scene where Helen catches Gerry and Lydia having sex she confronts Lydia. A camera is briefly visible in the mirror behind Lydia. See more »

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[Helen has broken up with her boyfriend]
Helen: Bollocks to him. I'm over him.
Anna: [skeptically] Oh. You're over him.
Helen: Yes. Totally and utterly and completely over him.
Anna: No you're not.
Helen: I am.
Anna: You're not.
Helen: Anna, I'm over him! What do you mean I'm not? How do you know I'm not?
Anna: Well, two things really. One, you're still counting how long you've been apart in days - and probably hours and minutes - but the big-flashing-red-light way of telling you're not really over someone is when you're still reading their ...
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A good story with some stupid English jokes
13 August 2006 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

It was a good story with some stupid English jokes.But the story shows the influence of the coincidence.It was an original story and a movie you let your thinking about the life.Maybe 2 or 3 times is enough to see this movie because there are not interesting details.Its all about the whole movie and about the whole story.You cant miss 1 minute because you need every minute in order to understand the story and the movie.In fact its a producer with a beautiful mind who made this movie.He must have a great fantasy and a great view on the life.I cant compare this movie with others movies.Its the only movie I have seen about the coincidence.Its all about coincidence, but coincidence cares.Coincidence makes every situation of your life and every success or bad luck.


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