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Multiplicity (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi | 17 July 1996 (USA)
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A man who never has enough time for the things he wants to do is offered the opportunity to have himself duplicated.

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Harold Ramis

Writers:

Chris Miller (short story), Chris Miller (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Keaton ... Doug Kinney
Andie MacDowell ... Laura Kinney
Zack Duhame ... Zack Kinney
Katie Schlossberg Katie Schlossberg ... Jennifer Kinney
Harris Yulin ... Dr. Leeds
Richard Masur ... Del King
Eugene Levy ... Vic
Ann Cusack ... Noreen
John de Lancie ... Ted
Judith Kahan Judith Kahan ... Franny
Brian Doyle-Murray ... Walt
Obba Babatundé ... Paul
Julie Bowen ... Robin
Dawn Maxey Dawn Maxey ... Beth
Kari Coleman ... Patti
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Storyline

Construction worker Doug Kinney finds that the pressures of his working life, combined with his duties to his wife Laura and daughter Jennifer leaves him with little time for himself. However, he is approached by geneticist Dr. Owen Leeds who offers him a rather unusual solution to his problems - cloning. Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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Sometimes to get more out of life, you have to make more of yourself. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual situations | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mis otros yo See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,075,000, 21 July 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$20,100,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,100,000
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Sound Mix:

SDDS (8 channels)| Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Keaton was originally considered for Bill Murray's role in Groundhog Day (1993), which was also directed by Harold Ramis, and his love interest in that was Andie MacDowell, who also played his wife in this film. But he turned it down. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scenes, Doug and his wife repeatedly discuss whether or not he bought a "hot water heater". The correct term is simply water heater; hot water doesn't need to be heated. See more »

Quotes

Doug Kinney: I've been working since I was twelve; it's break time.
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The first few opening credits each appear on screen two or more times. See more »

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References Gilligan's Island (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

La Gallinita De Los Huevos De Oro
Written by Jairo Varela
Performed by Grupo Niche
Courtesy of Sony Discos Inc.
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underrated
23 February 2005 | by CreedbeansSee all my reviews

I have seen this movie thrice and each time it still amuses me. Michael Keaton playing three clones plus the original was really intriguing and he plays it so well. I was really disappointed to see that th overall rating is currently in the 5 area and even more when I found out Siskel and Ebert gave it two thumbs down. I like this movie. I find it funny, especially Michael Keatons portrayal as a feminine Doug and a "special" Doug, who really gives the movie most of its comedy. I give you that it was predictable but I really don't care. If it makes you crack up, it is a good movie, and this is no exception.

Andie McDowell does a fine job too. She might not be talking to three of herself as Keaton was but she was a good opposite to him. THe scenes with the kids are true to life, which also make me laugh.

I overall enjoy this film every time I see it and find myself quoting it the next few days. If your looking for a good laugh, this will feed your appetite.


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