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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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In London, the public relation Helen is fired from her position in a PR company. While returning home, she does not catch the train in the subway. But in another possibility of her life, she catches the train in the subway. The story shows two parallel lives of Helen: in one life, she stays with her boyfriend Gerry, and in the other life, she finds that Gerry cheats her with Lydia and falls in love with James Hammerton. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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What if one split second sent your life in two completely different directions?. See more »


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

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Dos vidas en un instante  »

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Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,134,641 (UK) (1 May 1998)

Gross:

$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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There are numerous inconsistencies between the geography of the movie's London and the geography of the real London, including the Underground network. See more »

Quotes

Helen: God! I feel like such a mug! Useless, no good, shagging, horrible, despicable, lying, two faced, pissing, shagging...
Anna: You said shagging.
Helen: ...wanker!
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References Life of Brian (1979) See more »

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Got A Thing About You
Written by Andrew Barreau
Performed by Those Magnificent Men
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I love this movie!
24 March 2001 | by (Växjö, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Yes, I love this movie and I think actress Gwyneth Paltrow and actor John Hannah were made for each other. It is a very interesting plot and despite the bad critic I believe it is performed in a brilliant way. If you haven't seen it, don't hesitate - you're in for a great treat.


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