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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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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 USA:

$20,574,802, 24 November 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$64,038,616, 1 March 2007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$180,557,550
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Trivia

Disaster relief teams, who helped through the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, were recruited to help make the film. The end credits pay tribute to their bravery. See more »

Goofs

In the compound scene a St. Martin Parish Sheriff's car can be seen parked in the background. New Orleans is located in Orleans Parish, over 150 miles away from St. Martin Parish. A St. Martin Parish Sheriff's deputy would not have jurisdiction in Orleans Parish. While this would normally be correct in post Katrina New Orleans there were many officers from many different jurisdictions in state and out of state. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

Connections

Featured in Déjà Vu: Surveillance Window (2007) 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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Washington and Brokheimer, a winning combination
23 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

Deja Vu is a high-action, crime-drama, sci-fi, thriller which is exactly what you would expect from Jerry Bruckheimer, producer of such action-adventures as "Con Air," "Enemy of the State," "National Treasure," "Pirates of the Caribbean," and another Denzel Washington favorite, "Remember the Titans."

The story opens with an explosion on board a New Orleans Ferry, and takes the audience back through an unfolding of events that leads up to the tragic scene. Even the most modern technology hasn't gone as far as the storyline takes us. The premise is thrilling and the implications stimulate the imagination. For example; "how would altering the past impact people and events of the present?"

The acting is superb, with Denzel Washington and Paula Patton as romantic leads. James Caviezel does an extraordinary job as the villain, which is a departure from his role as Jesus in "The Passion of the Christ."

There is plenty of action and some of it violent. Be prepared to see a few corpses like those on television's "CSI" or "Crossing Jordon." There are gun fights, but with a minimum of blood. While the movie is certainly intense, much of the severe action is implicit and takes place off camera.

For an action packed, PG-13 movie, I was particularly impressed with the limited amount of rough language. I imagine with Denzel and James in the cast, there was an effort to keep it "clean." This is one of the few remaining Touchstone Pictures releases. Parent company, Walt Disney Studios is committed to producing action movies that appeal to a wider family audience.

We're awarding "Deja Vu" the Dove Family-Approved Seal at for audience members over age 12.(www.dove.org) Parents should look over the violent content issues before deciding whether to bring tweens along.


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