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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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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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$75,000,000 (estimated)

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

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

Val Kilmer noted one of the reasons he wanted to work with Denzel Washington was that his kids once went to the same Los Angeles school as his own two children. See more »

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The Navy Uniforms may be correct for Fat Tuesday. The Officers and Sailors are wearing Summer Whites. Although most US Navy commands would specify either Service Dress Blue or Winter/Working Blue in February, it is up to the individual commands to make that determination based on their own climate. For example, when there was a Naval Base in Orlando, Florida (a training center which has subsequently closed) the uniform was whites year-round. 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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The opening production logos stop in mid-sequence, reverse for a moment, then stop again and continue forward. See more »

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Referenced in Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner (2007) See more »

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Holy Spirit, Come Fill This Place
Written by Babbie Mason, Marty Hennis
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A superb and brilliantly crafted thriller
23 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It has been quite a while since I have seen a film that was this beautifully crafted and nearly flawless. The acting is very convincing and the storyline follows quite closely to a Michael Criton-esquire novel. I was rather surprised at the 6.8 rating this movie has received thus far, and I hope that more positive reviews will come in order for the score to be bumped up to at least the mid 7's. I can guarantee you will not be disappointed by this film. For one thing, it stars Denzel Washington, Jim Cavizel, who I felt did a marvelous job at playing the antagonist, Val Kilmer, and Bruce Greenwood. With these four actors, you typically cannot go wrong. I notice that these four are also never in the tabloids and don't get caught up in the typical Hollywood tripe that is so prevalent today. They have raw talent, are not just getting by on their looks, and their performance, especially in this film, shows it. "Deja Vu" is one of those rare films that grabs a hold of you from the very start and does not let go of you until the very end. People even clapped after the film ended and such applause was well deserved. If you do anything at all this Thanksgiving weekend, then by all means, put going to see "Deja Vu" on your shopping list. I can promise you that both you and your family/significant others will be blow though the very back wall of the theater.


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