Louie Jeffries is happily married to Corinne. On their first anniversary, Louie is killed crossing the road. Louie is reincarnated as Alex Finch, and twenty years later, fate brings Alex and Louie's daughter, Miranda, together. It's not until Alex is invited to Louie's home that he begins to remember his former life, wife and best friend. Of course, there's also the problem that he's attracted to Louie's/his own daughter.Written by
Show-business trade-paper "Variety" said of this movie in its review, "Here comes Chances Are, and there goes Mr. Jordan", a reference to the earlier heavenly comedy Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941), which had been remade as Heaven Can Wait (1978). See more »
As Alex and Corinne are getting undressed, Alex's underpants change from white or light blue boxers in the close-up to darker blue boxers with white trim in the long shot. See more »
[Philip the best friend and best man, tells Louie the groom, he's in love with Corinne the soon-to-be married bride]
Louie. There's something I have to tell you.
[as Corinne walks up the aisle in her wedding dress]
I'm in love with Corinne.
[Louie smiles not taking his eyes off Corinne]
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I saw 'Chances Are' with Cybill Shepherd, Ryan O'Neal, Robert Downey, Jr. and Mary Stuart Masterson today on cable, after having seen it many times before. I've always liked it. I liked the plotline of a loved one returning in another's body and being able to express earlier unsaid feelings and take care of 'unfinished business' in a warmhearted and comedic way. Yes, it's a total fantasy, but still, we can dream! I like all of the principal actors and find Robert Downey Jr. adorable. The music was also very enjoyable, as Johnny Mathis sings the title tune (obviously : ) ), and the theme-'After All'- written by Tom Snow and performed by Cher and Peter Cetera, has a great sound. This wouldn't be on the top of my list for rentals, but if you catch it on tv or cable, I think you'll enjoy it.
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