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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Larry Burrows (as James Belushi)
... Ellen Burrows
... Mike
... Clip Metzler
... Niles Pender
... Leo Hansen
... Cindy Jo
... Jackie Earle
... Guzelman
Pat Corley ... Harry Burrows
... Boswell
... Jewel Jagger
Doug Barron ... Lewis Flick
Jeff Weiss ... Ludwig
... Huge Guy
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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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12 October 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mr. Végzet  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$15,379,253
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The plot is very similar, in many ways, to the Christmas classic It's a Wonderful Life (1946), which is loosely based on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol (1951) See more »

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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 »

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Duncan the Tow Truck Driver: Somebody here call for a tow truck?
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GIMME SOME LOVIN'
Written by Steve Winwood, Muff Winwood and Spencer Davis
Performed by Spencer Davis
Courtesy of Island Records and EMI, A division of Capitol Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
Remixed by Bruce Bolnick
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Life is definitely worth living!:)
23 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

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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