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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Michael Keaton and Glenn Shadix (the building inspector) appeared in Beetlejuice (1988). See more »

Goofs

The cereal box in Doug Kinney's hand changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Doug Kinney #4: Did you bring me a monkey?
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Crazy Credits

The first few opening credits each appear on screen two or more times. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Katt Williams: It's Pimpin' Pimpin' (2008) See more »

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The House Is Rockin'
Written by Stevie Ray Vaughan & Doyle Bramhall
Performed by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Amazing
20 August 2006 | by cetus35See all my reviews

In the post-Matrix era, it's very easy to take the special effects for granted, but this movie is awesome and showcases the wonderful talent of Michael Keaton. He shows an EXTREME range, in that all the iterations of "Doug" are COMPLETELY different. They realistically seem like completely different people. Just watch the movie again and imagine a different actors face on each "Doug", which is not very hard because each one DOES have completely different expressions, mannerisms, etc. (i.e "Number 1"'s look of surprise when something unexpected happens is not the same as any of the others look of surprise) Summary: I believe most of the appeal of this movie is Michael Keaton's performance. You would expect that since he plays 4 characters, it would be kind of cheesy because they would be too similar and would just seem goofy. It's not. It's like 4 totally separate actors who happen to have Michael Keaton's face.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Multiplicity See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,075,340, 21 July 1996

Gross USA:

$21,075,014

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,075,014
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

SDDS (8 channels)| Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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