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Deja Vu (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  22 November 2006 (USA)
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After a ferry is bombed in New Orleans, an A.T.F. agent joins a unique investigation using experimental surveillance technology to find the bomber, but soon finds himself becoming obsessed with one of the victims.

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Storyline

A ferry filled with crewmen from the USS Nimitz and their families was blown up in New Orleans on Mardi Gras. BATF Doug Carlin is brought in to assist in the massive investigation, and gets attached to an experimental FBI surveillance unit, one that uses spacefolding technology to directly look back a little over four days into the past. While tracking down the bomber, Carlin gets an idea in his head: could they use the device to actually travel back in time and not only prevent the bombing but also the murder of a local woman whose truck was used in the bombing? Written by Jeff Cross

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If you thought it was just a trick of the mind, prepare yourself for the truth.


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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and terror, disturbing images and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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22 November 2006 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,574,802 (USA) (22 November 2006)

Gross:

$64,034,835 (USA) (23 February 2007)
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Trivia

Dr. Denny's line, "I need more cowbell", is a reference to the Blue Öyster Cult's "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" sketch in Saturday Night Live: Christopher Walken/Christina Aguilera (2000), during which Christopher Walken demands "more cowbell" in the song. See more »

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Outside the hospital after Doug is revived, the paramedic that Doug confronts initially has a cigarette in his left hand. Seconds later, it switches to his right hand, despite the fact his hands are raised. See more »

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[first lines]
Ferry Captain: Can't believe it. They're right on time. Let's get these boys to their party.
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The opening credits rush in, framed by a box, and then rush out again. See more »

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Melt Away
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Reality Crime Thriller With Neat Sci-Fi Twist
16 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I usually like sci-fi when it's pure sci-fi. I usually like present day drama when it's believably real. Disaster, at least for me, looms large when sci-fi meets real life drama. So here we have a present day crime thriller crossed with sci-fi time travel...And, this movie kicks butt, works so well, in fact, it's nuances should be studied in film school. It's original enough to be compelling-where we are not in some distant future, but the here and now.

The story, the characters, and the effects mesh well to suspend belief to the point that you "get on-board" and enjoy the ride. This is the way to do sci-fi with believable real life situations. The cinematography, the implementation of technology, and even a beautiful (but presently dead) damsel in distress, combine to give the actors, who are uniformly good to excellent, the boost to put this in rarefied good sci-fi territory. Genre fans are shoo-ins and those who think they don't like sci-fi should enjoy this one too. 7.5 to 8 out of 10.


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