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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.

Director:

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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Taglines:

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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

Near the end of the movie after Laura and the kids drive from the house, Doug #2, #3 & #4 drive out of the garage. Doug #4 is at the middle of the rear seat. In the next and in following shots, he is at the left hand side of the car. See more »

Quotes

Doug Kinney #2: My life's in shambles. I need pie.
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The first few opening credits each appear on screen two or more times. See more »

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References Rain Man (1988) See more »

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This Is How We Do It
Written by Montell Jordan, Oji Pierce, Al Hudson, Dave Roberson, Glenda Hudson, Gregory Green, Jonathan Meadows, Terry Morgan & Theodire Dudley
Performed by Montell Jordan
Courtesy of Rush Associated Labels Recordings
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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Keaton on top form in a very charming, and enjoyable picture.
17 June 2008 | by SpikeopathSee all my reviews

Doug Kinney never has enough time to do what he wants to do, his life is frantic and his family life is strained, then one day he gets the chance to have himself duplicated.

It would seem that a lot of complaints about this film are about it being a waste of a good premise, well for sure Multiplicity is far from being a comic masterpiece, but to say it doesn't deliver laughs set amongst its charming romantic heart, is a touch unfair I feel. What we get here is four Doug Kinney's, each one having its own driving personality to make it real easy for the audience to distinguish which is which, and with Michael Keaton delivering four excellent performances as the Dougs, the comic relief flows pretty much all thru the picture.

However, director Harold Ramis is guilty of staying safe with the material because from the off the conclusion is never in doubt, the feel good factor is evident even as the Dougs are chaotically imploding. But is that really a reason to do the film down? Well no as far as I'm concerned, Multiplicity is a tidy fusion of comedy and romance that isn't taking the science literally.

For Doug number 4 alone, with his skiing skills and pizza fetish, this film deserves 7/10, whilst Keaton deserves far higher.


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