Twice Upon a Yesterday (1998)
"The Man with Rain in His Shoes" (original title)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  25 June 1999 (USA)
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A shambling, out-of-work actor, desperate to win back the affections of his ex-girlfriend, unexpectedly stumbles upon a way to turn back the clock.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sylvia Weld
Victor Bukowski
Dave Summers
Eusebio Lázaro ...
Don Miguel
Alison Hayes
Director (as Antonio Gil Martí nez)
Heather Weeks ...
David Spinx ...
Vendor (as Dave Spinks)
David Fishley ...
Pianist (as Dave Fishley)


Victor, an out of work actor, tries to stop his ex-girlfriend, Sylvia, from marrying another man. When she refuses him, Victor is miraculously given a second chance to go back and correct the mistake which led to their break-up. Written by Lisa Dowling <>

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actor | friend | spanish | love | destiny | See All (121) »


In the game of love, three's are wild.


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »



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Release Date:

25 June 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Twice Upon a Yesterday  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£57,787 (UK) (27 November 1998)


$258,464 (USA) (18 June 1999)

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Victor Bukowski: Even if I could pretend that you never left me... I couldn't pretend that I don't love her.
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Written and performed by Salif Keita
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Compelling romantic fantasy...
9 October 2001 | by (Evansville, Indiana USA) – See all my reviews

1st watched 10/9/2001 - 8 out of 10(Dir-Maria Ripoll): Compelling romantic fantasy which keeps you interested all the way to the end. Believable characters played by little known British actors with Penelope Cruz playing the love interest near the end of the Movie. The story is basically about love gone bad, but is given a second chance by some interesting characters at a junkyard similar to the theme of the TV show `Twice in a Lifetime.' What is different in this movie is that we are never quite sure who to cheer for. It starts out being a weeper where we are routing for the dumped male character played by Douglas Henshall, then by the end were routing for the forgotten female character played by Lena Heady. It seems to be about how life gives us many chances to redeem ourselves despite our mistakes, with the two characters from the junkyard representing that `entity' that gives us the second chance. Definitely not a Hollywood-made romantic comedy because of the way that we are twisted from one character to the other in our loyalty and we are made to think about real life rather than just smiling about the played out fantasy-type life that never really happens(Aka - American made romantic comedies). These are the kinds of movies that made me a movie buff but they seem to be hard to find these days in our predictable Hollywood-glamorized video stores(look for this one in the comedy racks despite it's multi-faceted themes and multi-genred experience.)

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