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Mr. Destiny (1990)

Unhappy Larry Burrows sees what his life could've been like, had he made that winning home run as a teenager.

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James Orr
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Belushi ... Larry Burrows (as James Belushi)
Linda Hamilton ... Ellen Burrows
Michael Caine ... Mike
Jon Lovitz ... Clip Metzler
Hart Bochner ... Niles Pender
Bill McCutcheon ... Leo Hansen
Rene Russo ... Cindy Jo
Jay O. Sanders ... Jackie Earle
Maury Chaykin ... Guzelman
Pat Corley ... Harry Burrows
Douglas Seale ... Boswell
Courteney Cox ... Jewel Jagger
Doug Barron Doug Barron ... Lewis Flick
Jeff Weiss Jeff Weiss ... Ludwig
Tony Longo ... Huge Guy
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Storyline

Larry Burrows (Jim Belushi) is unhappy and feels powerless over his life. He believes his entire life could have turned out differently had he not missed that shot in a baseball game when was a kid. One night he meets this mysterious man named Mike (Sir Michael Caine), who could change his fate by offering him that alternative life of which he always dreamed. But as Burrows embarks on this journey of self discovery he realizes that even this new life has its problems and drawbacks. Written by Sami Al-Taher <staher2000@yahoo.com>

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Trivia

[4:28]A young Ellen Ripley (Heather Lynch) catches young Larry Burroughs (Rich Devaney) crying he says it's from the dust. The adult Ellen Ripley is played by Linda Hamilton who was Sarah Connor in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). Her son, John Connor says of her, "I catch her crying sometimes. She totally denies it and says she got dust in her eye". Both movies are about alternate time-lines. See more »

Goofs

When Jewel stabs the cigar and shows it to Larry, the wrap around the cigar is shredded. In the next shot, it is more intact. See more »

Quotes

Larry Joseph Burrows: So, Mike, do you do this a lot, I mean, you know, change peoples' lives and stuff?
Mike the Bartender at Universal Joint Bar: I've been known to make a few adjustments now and again.
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Soundtracks

Gimme Some Lovin'
Written by Steve Winwood, Muff Winwood and Spencer Davis
Performed by The Spencer Davis Group (as Spencer Davis)
Courtesy of Island Records and EMI, a division of Capitol Records, Inc.
By arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
Remixed by Bruce Botnick
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Charming comedy
12 January 2003 | by RNMortonSee all my reviews

Entertaining Jim Belushi vehicle, a modern cockeyed version of It's A Wonderful Life. Michael Caine plays a sort-of angel who lets Belush see what life would have been like if he had "made it big". Jim is at his best with a good story and supporting cast; seems like real chemistry between him and Hamilton. Not an Oscar contender but good warm-hearted fun.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Végzet See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,991,605, 14 October 1990

Gross USA:

$15,379,253

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,379,253
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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