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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 (Michael Caine), who could change his fate by offering him that alternative life he always dreamed of. 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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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)

Gross USA:

$15,379,253
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The baseball team, in the flashback sequence, is from Richard J. Reynolds High School, located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. See more »

Goofs

When Larry crashes the sports car, the windshield is smashed. In the next shot, the windshield is perfectly fine. See more »

Quotes

[voice over]
Larry Joseph Burrows: Maybe it was because it was my birthday. Maybe it was seeing Cindy Jo. I don't know. But all morning I'd been thinking about what it would have been like if my life had turned out differently.
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Version of The Family Man (2000) See more »

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Only You (And You Alone)
Written by Buck Ram (uncredited)
Performed by The Platters
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What a cute little movie !
20 September 1999 | by AlcaminhanteSee all my reviews

I just watched this movie yesterday on cable, and i really enjoyed it. Ok, it´s not the greatest movie ever, but i would recommend this movie to everyone who wants to see a simple movie, wich in the end makes us think, even if it is for a little while. Everyone has thought even once what if we hadn´t choosed a particular path in our lives, and this is what this movie is about. About the "IF" and about what might have happened. This is a story about a guy, who thought a bad event from his teen years, had ruined is entire life, then he is sent by some spiritual entity to a parallel universe in which that bad thing never happened and he gets to experience first hand what would have happened in his life, if his life had followed this other path. After this he learns that, there are good and bad moments in every ones lives independent of what lifes we live.

And so we have a very good movie. This is one of those movies, that we watch, and quickly forgget, but sometimes when somebody mentions it, we imediatly recall all the details. It is one of those movies that we always remember even if it is from time to time.

Another peculiar thing is MR.DESTINY is filled with familiar faces in every corner. From James Beluchi and Linda Hamilton to Michael Cane ,and we can spend the whole movie recognizing actors, wich is also fun.

So i don´t have much more to say, except that i really recomend this movie.

Very simple, but very good and very cute too. It realy puts a smile on our face by the end of it. So watch it, and be happy.


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