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Sliding Doors (1998)

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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James
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Gerry
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Lydia
Zara Turner ...
Anna
Douglas McFerran ...
Russell
Paul Brightwell ...
Clive
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Claudia
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James's Mother
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Paul
Terry English ...
Kind Cabbie
Paul Stacey ...
Man on Tube
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Cheeky Bloke
Joanna Roth ...
Suspicious Girl
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Defensive Bloke
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Storyline

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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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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1 May 1998 (USA)  »

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Dos vidas en un instante  »

Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$834,817 (USA) (24 April 1998)

Gross:

$11,883,495 (USA) (28 August 1998)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Peter Howitt: The diner with the long hair and Liverpudlian accent who orders from Helen on her first evening as a waitress. See more »

Goofs

Gerry makes a joke about withdrawing Helen's Class One Drugs. Great Britain uses an alphabetical classification system so class one should be class A. See more »

Quotes

[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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Soundtracks

Tenderness on the Block
Written by Warren Zevon & Jackson Browne
Performed by Patty Larkin
Produced by Patty Larkin
Courtesy of High Street Records A Unit of The Windham Hill Group
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Unique and Natural
11 November 1999 | by (Utah, USA) – See all my reviews

This film is a lightweight comedy/drama with a unique story. Although Gwyneth Paltrow plays the same character in both aspects of the story, both Helens seem completely different. The flow of the story seems quite natural and the cast does a wonderful job going through the twists and turns of their characters lives. It's a chick flick with none of the sap.


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