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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

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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Larry Burrows Wished For It All... Until All That He Wished For Came True! See more »


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Details

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The plot is very similar, in many ways, to the Christmas classic It's a Wonderful Life (1946), which was loosely based on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol (1951). See more »

Goofs

In the flashback to the All-State High School Baseball Championship, the announcer states the game is in the bottom of the 9th with the visiting team up 3-2. High School baseball games have 7 innings. However, this could be incorrectly regarded as a goof as the game could have been in extra innings. This was not mentioned by the announcer. See more »

Quotes

Cindy Jo Bumpers: I wish I'd known it was your birthday, I would have gotten you something.
Larry Joseph Burrows: Well, Cindy Jo, you've already given me more than you could possibly know. Really.
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Version of Ms. Mammy (2012) See more »

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Only You (And You Alone)
Written by Buck Ram (uncredited)
Performed by The Platters
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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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