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An A.T.F. agent travels back in time to save a woman from being murdered, falling in love with her in the process.

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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:

£1,098,295 (UK) (15 December 2006)

Gross:

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

The Lab set was built on a sound stage in Los Angeles by production designer Chris Seagers. Seagers wanted to combine a raw-edged, high-tech feel in which everything is digital and state-of-the-art; yet have exposed cables, wires, and ducts to provide a sense of reality. See more »

Goofs

The movie plays fast and loose with New Orleans geography throughout. For example, during the "chase", Carlin is driving towards I-10 (on the east bank). Seconds later, he is driving through the Harvey Tunnel, several miles away on the west bank. Then he's back on the east bank, heading west on I-10. New Orleans geography adds to the confusion; Carlin somehow makes a U-turn on the Crescent City Connection, which goes eastward towards the west bank and westward towards the east bank. 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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Crazy Credits

The opening production logos stop in mid-sequence, reverse for a moment, then stop again and continue forward. See more »

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Melt Away
Written by Alex Forbes, Jeff Franzel, Peter Gordon (as Peter Laurence Gordon)
Performed by Love of Life Orchestra, featuring Alex Forbes
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A decent thriller with the right amount of twists in it, yet an amusingly corny packed ride
3 May 2007 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

This movie was pretty much what I expected. Nothing too serious, just a fun ride from the beginning till the end. The plot has this good twist in it, which makes the movie interesting and there is overall pretty much the right amount of sci-fi and thriller blended together.

What to expect from a movie produced by Jerry Bruckheimer? Explosions, gun fights, car chases and over the top dramatized scenes. Well, that's pretty much what you get from Déjà Vu. The movie's enjoyable, but like said before, it's nothing too serious. Denzel Washington is entertaining as usual, a right man for the role indeed. Don't expect this movie to contain any phenomenal role performances, as that is really not the case when it comes to movies like this one. This is just another perfect example of a movie which is only made for entertaining purposes. If you want to see this and you see this, it's what you expect it to be, nothing more or nothing less, you finish the movie with that usual smile on your face. Your entertain level is satisfied.

The movie's a big cliché overall, quoting myself on what said before; Over the top dramatized scenes. I mean, it's so predictable. The cinematography almost does that all for you; Fast forwarding, slow motions, shaking the camera, the screen flashing white every now and then.. I could go on and on, but oh well, you get the point. That is sadly pretty much what the cinematography always does in these kind of movie nowadays. It's like every possible way of cinematography is already used before and no-one tries to make anything unique anymore. You could always just cut down the cliché(ish) ways and keep it simple and normal. Well, then the movies like these wouldn't actually be movies like these, so the cinematography does what it's supposed to do after all. You can't complain about that, now can you? The music is also used to make it more over the top and it's just a bunch of corny compositions put together to make the movie more emotional, but for me it's more like a bad joke. Overall the music is also so predictable, giving a random example of that; "Now he sees a dead man, now his eyes freeze, now he walks next to the body, close-up shot of the body, corny piano music starts playing, close-up to the main character's eyes, now a tear drop, oh how sad" Yup, got it right again. So predictable. Well, you can't complain as then again, you get what you order.

Like I mentioned before, the plot has this good twist in it and it does make the movie interesting. It's also a bit unique in its own way. Though it is surprising at first, it's all downhill after that, as then it catches that famous predictability. Well it's not as bad as you may think from that last sentence, it's just is what it is. Despite from all of this negative feedback I'd still recommend the movie if you're looking for an action packed ride with a bad ass lead actor in it.


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