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Deja Vu (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  22 November 2006 (USA)
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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?


Tony Scott, Denzel Washington, Val Kilmer and Jim Caviezel held a news conference upon their arrival to New Orleans to announce their intention to employ the local New Orleans community and incorporate post-Katrina New Orleans into the film. See more »


A couple of continuity errors of sorts: When Claire was originally killed, the body was reported found at 10:42 AM on Fat Tuesday. This means that she had to be killed hours earlier. Now, when Doug finds her and averts her killing (after 8:30 AM), she's wearing the wrong clothes! The red pattern dress which she is wearing in the morgue was at Claire's home and not readily available for her to wear. This means that after Oerstadt killed her (in the original past), he'd have to go to Claire's house, change her clothes neatly such that it doesn't appear "staged" and then set her afloat all in a matter of about a half hour (tops). Then, drive the device onto the ferry and then drive his motorcycle to the Crescent City Bridge all by 10:50 AM.

Also, when Oerstadt douses her with the accelerant, it appears that Claire's legs/ankles are loosely bound (despite other claims of goofs that her legs/ankles were not bound). The problem, here, is that she appears to be wearing shoes on both feet after Oerstadt punches her. Moments later, when Doug saves her, she's as shoeless as Joe Jackson. 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 Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner (2007) See more »


Coming Back To You
Written by Macy Gray, Jared Gosselin, Phillip White (as Phillip "Whitey" White),
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Produced by Whitey and Jared for Whiteleaf Productions, Harry Gregson-Williams and Macy Gray
Performed by Macy Gray
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User Reviews

Another great Tony + Denzel combination
17 November 2006 | by (Seattle, WA, United States) – See all my reviews

After seeing "Man on Fire" I was looking forward to a movie from Tony Scott and Denzel. The movie was worth waiting for. I have seen this movie at a theater with no empty seats. The story is great, the acting is pretty good. There were a few moments where the story was broken but was not a big issue within the whole story. The story is about a terrorist blowing a ship where there was a celebration of the Navy. Denzel investigates the crime and finds some clues that don't make sense. He is invited to work with a special investigation unit because he is a local (and a smart detective). There are pretty original action scenes that were shot clearly (unlike "Domino" where the camera was shaky and fuzzy all the time). If you like an action movie with some good story, this is the movie for you. TRIVIA: The word "Dejavu" is not mentioned even once, in the movie.

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