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
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The baseball game is played as a small-scale homage to The Natural (1984), but both won and lost. See more »
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 »
Larry Joseph Burrows:
Why is it when you do something terrific, nine times out of 10 you're all alone, but when you screw up really big, the whole world is watching?
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Living the part of your life you wished were better is something that many of us have wished we could do, but for Larry Burrows, it becomes reality in "Mr. Destiny."
Jim Belushi definitely played his best part in this well-done film about second chances. The character of Larry Burrows is believable and is like many blue-collar workers in America. Burrows is the kind of person that lets everyone go ahead of him, with out trying to get ahead himself.
The chemistry between Belushi and Linda Hamilton as Ellen is very charming, something that many loving couples have. Michael Caine was also superb as Mike, who actually creeped me out the first time I saw this, which was at least 10 years ago. It was amazing to see how contrasted his normal life was as opposed to his "rich life." People liked him in his ordinary life, but he was feared and despised in his "rich life."
In my opinion, this film teaches a very important lesson: Life is what you make of it, and one should be thankful of what they have, and what helped them get there. Destiny is what shapes us, and good things will definitely come our way.
RATING: ****1/2 out of 5. Excellent!:)
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