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Sliding Doors (1998)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 1 May 1998 (USA)
A London woman's love life and career both hinge, unknown to her, on whether or not she catches a train. We see it both ways, in parallel.

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6 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Helen
... James
... Gerry
... Lydia
Zara Turner ... Anna
Douglas McFerran ... Russell
Paul Brightwell ... Clive
... Claudia
... James's Mother
... Paul
Terry English ... Kind Cabbie
Paul Stacey ... Man on Tube
... Cheeky Bloke
Joanna Roth ... Suspicious Girl
... Defensive Bloke
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Storyline

In London, the public relation Helen is fired from her position in a PR company. While returning home, she does not catch the train in the subway. But in another possibility of her life, she catches the train in the subway. The story shows two parallel lives of Helen: in one life, she stays with her boyfriend Gerry, and in the other life, she finds that Gerry cheats her with Lydia and falls in love with James Hammerton. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Helen is about to find that romance was never this much fun. See more »


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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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1 May 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dos vidas en un instante  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$834,817, 26 April 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$11,883,495, 30 August 1998

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$67,000,000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Rowers from London Rowing club, Cygnet, were chosen to be John Hannah's crew mates in the film. The casting director initially went to Imperial College, but when it was noted that they were "all over two meters with flat stomachs" it was decided that lesser rowers than the elite set of internationals would be cast. This is deliberate in order to make Hannah look like the tall athletic one in the boat. See more »

Goofs

Near the beginning of the movie, as James is leaving the building from which Helen emerges just behind him, he is wearing a long coat. When we see him next, in the tube station, his coat is missing. See more »

Quotes

Helen: You wanker. You sad, sad wanker.
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Connections

Referenced in The Young and the Restless: Episode #1.9077 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

On My Own
Written by Pascal Gabriel, Paul Statham and Lisa Lamb
Performed by Peach (as Peach Union)
Courtesy of Mute/Epic Records by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Unique and Natural
11 November 1999 | by See all my reviews

This film is a lightweight comedy/drama with a unique story. Although Gwyneth Paltrow plays the same character in both aspects of the story, both Helens seem completely different. The flow of the story seems quite natural and the cast does a wonderful job going through the twists and turns of their characters lives. It's a chick flick with none of the sap.


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