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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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Details

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:

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

Gross USA:

$20,100,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,100,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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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

Ted: Hey Kinney, I know you think you're hot shit. I'm not falling for this whole go-go attitude. I see through you, my friend.
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The first few opening credits each appear on screen two or more times. See more »

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Referenced in Workaholics: Blood Drive (2015) See more »

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A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You
Written by Neil Diamond
Performed by The Specials
Courtesy of Kull Records Ltd./Virgin Records
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reasonably funny
1 July 2008 | by mattkratzSee all my reviews

I think this was a good film with a good concept and adequate execution. Michael Keaton is a workaholic who doesn't have any time for his family, so he goes to a scientist who clones him so he can have the best of both worlds. Complications ensue, however, and Keaton finds that things are going as expected, so he proceeds to make more duplicates, which of course leads to further complications. I loved the part where the duplicates make one of themselves, whom the original Keaton refers to as "Rain Man." The bedroom, home, and work scenes are all hilarious, and the movie also has a good cast. If you want to see a good comedy, I recommend this one. You won't be disappointed.

** 1/2 out of ****


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