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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

Harold Ramis presumably cast Harris Yulin after having worked with him on Ghostbusters 2. See more »

Goofs

When Doug #4 is delivering pizzas on a bike, it is implied that he is delivering in Miami. Clear in the scenery are California Fan Palms. Although not as common in Florida as California, Fan Palms are still visible in some parts of Florida, but do not appear as tall or abundant in Florida as depicted. See more »

Quotes

Doug Kinney #1: [to his children, Zack and Jennifer who are fighting] You're both doodie-heads! Go up to your rooms and don't come out until you're married!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References The Fly (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Underrated and highly enjoyable
1 May 2006 | by DiscfreakSee all my reviews

I have to say when I saw the IMDb rating for this movie I was surprised. I was tempted to vote it a ten just to raise the average, but I gave it what I honestly think it deserves- a solid 7. Don't expect too much from this flick. The "deeper meanings" are mildly interesting and there is some worthwhile messages, but I like it just to relax and enjoy. If you just go into it looking for a few laughs you will be rewarded. It's not fall down funny but I get some very good chuckles throughout this movie. I'm a Michael Keaton fan, and I thin he does screwball comedy very well. His performance in this role as he portrays the distinctive sides of his personality in individual clones is impressive as he is spot on with each one. Andie MacDowell is always a joy to watch.

Worth a look, and I enjoy it every time it come on cable!


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