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Deja Vu (2006)

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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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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Déjà Vu  »

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$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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There is almost no profanity at all in the film. See more »

Goofs

When Doug Carlin's Hummer is driving up on the bridge after the truck crashes into him during the car chase, the camera shot from within Carlin's car shows him passing a VW Beetle. When the camera switches to an overhead one, we can see that Carlin's Hummer hasn't passed the Beetle yet. See more »

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Ferry Captain: 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 »

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References South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999) See more »

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Coming Back To You
Written by Macy Gray, Jared Gosselin, Phillip White (as Phillip "Whitey" White),
Caleb Speir, Freddie Moffett, Harry Gregson-Williams
Produced by Whitey and Jared for Whiteleaf Productions, Harry Gregson-Williams and Macy Gray
Performed by Macy Gray
Courtesy of Will I Am / A&M Records
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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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