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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Agent Pryzwarra
Jack McCready
Rich Hutchman ...
Beth (as Donna Scott)
Mark Phinney ...
Agent Donnelly


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

22 November 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Déjà Vu  »

Box Office


$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Stephen Tobolowsky was considered for the role of Carroll Oerstadt. See more »


Doug shines a laser pointer at the monitor and Claire reacts to it in the past. If he can broach the field by pointing a simple laser pointer at it, then it should be possible to communicate with the past in the same fashion without having to send back a physical object. (Imagine the laser spelling out a short message.) See more »


[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 credits rush in, framed by a box, and then rush out again. See more »


Referenced in Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #11.13 (2006) See more »


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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User Reviews

An absolute thriller...
22 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'll start by saying that I was reluctant to even see this movie but after some insistence by family, I sat and watched in pure enjoyment.

Articles, reviews, trailers, TV spots, DO NOT do this film justice. Denzel Washington pulls out another great performance as well as an aged Val Kilmer. While some will point out that the plot is hard to swallow, it doesn't matter because it's wrapped up in sheer entertainment. You feel for these characters. There are no holes to be found in either the plot or it's twists. It's believable at the same time unbelievable. If you can get past the middle 20 minutes or so while they explain what the team can do, you're in for a great ride.

I can't, in three paragraphs, paint a picture like Deja Vu. Of the many films Mr.Washington has put out over the last 4 years or so, this is by far his best if not one of the best of the year.

Highly recommended for the open-minded.

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