Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.
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
Scriptwriters Terry Rossio and Bill Marsilii didn't feel Tony Scott recaptured everything in the screenplay. They felt he was more interested in the action scenes rather than the intricacies of time travel. They wrote a plot that was airtight, but in Scott's hands the finished product is now filled with plot holes. Rossio was so disillusioned with Deja Vu (2006) he's never seen the film. Scott also admitted he did a mediocre job directing the film, but blamed that on the 19-week production schedule, which wasn't as long as he wanted. See more »
During Claire Kuchever's autopsy, the coroner asks Doug Carlin to hold her right hand while a photo is taken. The coroner explains that her fingers have been severed. The camera angle changes and you can see that her fingers are curled under. See more »
Can't believe it. They're right on time. Let's get these boys to their party.
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Tony Scott's opening credit is obscured momentarily by a passing sailor. See more »
This was a terrific movie, plain and simple. It kept you thinking and guessing at what was really going on, and in the end, all the holes close. That is unusual for any kind of "playing with time" kind of film, and all those involved deserve credit for doing it right. While the whole premise of the science involved has a deep flaw in it, it's not the sort of flaw that precludes the suspension of disbelief. Denzel Washington, Jim Caviziel and Adam Goldberg give memorable performances. Of course, there is no one better than Tony Scott when it comes to telling a story with pictures, and he's as good here, if not better than in Enemy of the State.
10/10 because I finished my popcorn before I even noticed it was running low.
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