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The Man with Rain in His Shoes
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Twice Upon a Yesterday -- 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.
Twice Upon a Yesterday -- 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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25 June 1999 (USA) See more »
In the game of love, three's are wild.
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Lena Headey ... Sylvia Weld

Douglas Henshall ... Victor Bukowski

Penélope Cruz ... Louise

Gustavo Salmerón ... Rafael

Mark Strong ... Dave Summers
Eusebio Lázaro ... Don Miguel

Charlotte Coleman ... Alison Hayes

Neil Stuke ... Freddy

Elizabeth McGovern ... Diane

Antonio Gil ... Director (as Antonio Gil Martí nez)
Heather Weeks ... Carol

Inday Ba ... Janice

Paul Popplewell ... Simon
David Spinx ... Vendor (as Dave Spinks)
David Fishley ... Pianist (as Dave Fishley)
Robert Oates ... Driver
Toby Davies ... James
Emily Hillier ... Young Girl
Rafa Russo ... Shoplifter
Tim Griggs ... Bar Manager
Max Gold ... Young Customer / Usher
Emma Freud ... MC

Simon Meacock ... Young Actor

Caprice Bourret ... Herself - Presenter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Westwood ... Man at theatre (uncredited)

Directed by
Maria Ripoll 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rafa Russo  writer

Produced by
Juan Gordon .... producer
Karen Johnson .... associate producer
Gareth Jones .... executive producer
Sheila Fraser Milne .... line producer
Jon Slan .... executive producer
Konstantin Thoeren .... associate producer
Shelley Wenk .... associate producer
Original Music by
Bernardo Fuster 
Ángel Illarramendi 
Luis Mendo 
Cinematography by
Javier Salmones (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Nacho Ruiz Capillas  (as Nacho Ruiz-Capillas)
Production Design by
Grant Hicks 
Art Direction by
Eddie Andres (supervising art director)
Grant Armstrong 
Set Decoration by
Neesh Ruben 
Costume Design by
John Krausa 
Makeup Department
Pebbles .... chief makeup designer
Alex Volpe .... hair stylist: title sequence
Alex Volpe .... makeup artist: title sequence
Production Management
Pat Harding .... production manager
Carmen Iraburu .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Oscar Beuselinck .... second assistant director
Jonathan Hamm .... third assistant director (as John Hamm)
Kieron Phipps .... assistant director (as Kieron A. Phipps)
Art Department
Alex MacDonald .... scenic artist
Steve Mitchell .... scenic artist
Vince Ball .... stand-by carpenter (uncredited)
Douglas Ingram .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Manfred Arbter .... sound re-recording mixer: UK
Manuel Corrales .... footsteps editor (as Manolo Corrales)
Daniel Goldstein .... sound editor (as Goldstein & Steinberg)
Ricardo Steinberg .... sound editor (as Goildstein & Steinberg)
Martin Trevis .... sound mixer
Mike Wood .... adr director: Spain
Special Effects by
Stuart Brisdon .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Guillermo Idanez .... matte artist
Pepe Jordana .... digital compositor
Pepe Jordana .... visual effects supervisor
Pablo Santa María .... matte artist
Christopher Dusendschon .... in-show optical compositor: THDX (uncredited)
Helen Caldwell .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Tim Dodd .... camera operator: second unit
Andreu Rebés .... camera operator: second unit
Alf Tramontin .... Steadicam operator
Ángel Yebra .... first assistant camera
Barney Davis .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Pat Miller .... electrician (uncredited)
Edward Wright .... camera trainee (uncredited)
Casting Department
Camilla-Valentine Isola .... casting: Spain
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tim Guthrie .... costume supervisor
Music Department
Pepe Fernández .... music recordist
Francisco Gude .... music recordist
David De La Torre .... music recordist
Ángel Ortiz .... music recordist
José Penas .... music recordist
Other crew
Giles Ashton .... unit location manager
Bi Benton .... production coordinator
Helen Caldwell .... stand-in
José Ángel Fanes .... adr director
Lorely Farley .... script supervisor
Jordi Gasull .... development executive: Esicma
Andrew Jack .... dialogue coach
David Kennaway .... location manager
Andrew Rosen .... production assistant: Paragon/Handmade
Angela Ross .... stand-in
Ian Wooley .... stand-in
Jamie Lengyel .... location scout (uncredited)
Anya Noakes .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Man with Rain in His Shoes" - Spain (original title)
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Rated R for language and a scene of sexuality
91 min
Aspect Ratio:
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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.See more »
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14 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Compelling romantic fantasy..., 9 October 2001
Author: dwpollar from Evansville, Indiana USA

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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