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.
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
When they are initially looking back to Claire's house, as the camera is identifying and zooming in on and through her front door, you can clearly hear a set of tones that are identical to the tones that come from the computer display in Gaff's spinner in "Blade Runner" toward the beginning of that film. Ridley Scott, who directed "Blade Runner", is the older brother of the late Tony Scott who directed "Deja Vu". See more »
A couple of continuity errors of sorts: When Claire was originally killed, the body was reported found at 10:42 AM on Fat Tuesday. This means that she had to be killed hours earlier. Now, when Doug finds her and averts her killing (after 8:30 AM), she's wearing the wrong clothes! The red pattern dress which she is wearing in the morgue was at Claire's home and not readily available for her to wear. This means that after Oerstadt killed her (in the original past), he'd have to go to Claire's house, change her clothes neatly such that it doesn't appear "staged" and then set her afloat all in a matter of about a half hour (tops). Then, drive the device onto the ferry and then drive his motorcycle to the Crescent City Bridge all by 10:50 AM.
Also, when Oerstadt douses her with the accelerant, it appears that Claire's legs/ankles are loosely bound (despite other claims of goofs that her legs/ankles were not bound). The problem, here, is that she appears to be wearing shoes on both feet after Oerstadt punches her. Moments later, when Doug saves her, she's as shoeless as Joe Jackson. 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 richly dense action-thriller has Denzel Washington as his typical but well cast character in this well thought out script that uses the idea of time and space in a superb manner. In one of the best genre thriller of its type, this consistent execution, high-quality production provides an intellectual and mostly satisfying experience. the movie also contents musical strains reminiscent of the intense and action-focised Bourne Identity series (2002) that also offers a similar strength and sharpness the movie's appeal. Except for a "Stargate" (from the movie and television series) like structure that unnecessarily detracts from the scene and the obvious impossibility or at least gigantic leap of science two-thirds way through the movie, such lapses are minor compared to the intensity and small deja vu clues that actually enhance the movie till the end. Sometimes predictable, but nevertheless, it's in the execution that matters here. A solid eight out of ten.
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