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Donovan's Echo (2011)

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A series of uncanny déjà vu events force a man to re-examine his tragic past, memory, instinct, and future.



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4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Donovan Matheson
Kyarra Willis ...
Magnolia Matheson
Jasmine Matheson
Finnley Boyd
Dean Belton
Susan Boyd
Katina Small ...
Maggie - 35 years
Speaker (as Stephen Jeffreys)
Medical Assistant


A series of uncanny déjà vu events force a man to re-examine his tragic past, memory, instinct, and future.

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Rated PG-13 for some violent content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 February 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El destino está escrito  »

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Did You Know?


In creating working theories for 'cold fusion', director Jim Cliffe enlisted the help of a physicist friend to make sure the on-screen science looked somewhat plausible. See more »


In the newspaper clipping Donovan pulls out near the beginning of the movie, there is a typo. It says "Police and ambulances responded quickly to the seen.. (should be "scene"). See more »


Gene Pool
Songwriter Mark Kevin Wilson
Produced by Vintage Masters Music
Performed by Lucian Blaque
Courtesy of Fervor Records Vintage Master, a division of Wild Whirled Music
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Impressive Canadian feature for such a low budget. Danny Glover is excellent.
24 September 2013 | by (victoria b.c canada) – See all my reviews

(Plot) Donovan (Danny Glover) is a man with a haunted past, who lost his wife and child in a tragic accident. He moves back into his old neighborhood with the help of his old friend. (Bruce Greenwood) He keeps getting visions that might mean something in the long run

I saw this one a few months ago. I didn't expect a whole lot, but I gladly picked it up for a rental because I love Danny Glover. It turns out I made a wise choice, because I found an underrated gem. Donovan's Echo has an eerie atmosphere throughout the film. I was fully involved in Donovan's plight, and what was going to happen to him. I give a lot of credit to the writers for making Donovan such a sympathetic character, and of course Danny Glover himself for such a fantastic performance. Danny has been one of Hollywood's most underrated actors for some time if you ask me. The mystery is also very well developed. I was fully engrossed in it, and was eagerly anticipating for what was to come next. I also dug some of the characters Donovan encounters along the way. Maggie (Natasha Calis) was absolutely adorable as the curious child, which Donovan ends up befriending. Their chemistry was great. The only carp I have with this movie is this. I felt the finale could have been done a bit better.

Final Thoughts: This is quite a suspenseful gem for a low budget Canadian feature. You don't have to be Canadian like I am to enjoy this movie. If you can find it, please seek it out. You might be pleasantly surprised like I was


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