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Sliding Doors ()


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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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Helen
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James
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Gerry
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Lydia
Zara Turner ...
Anna
Douglas McFerran ...
Russell
Paul Brightwell ...
Clive
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Claudia
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James's Mother
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Paul
Terry English ...
Kind Cabbie
Paul Stacey ...
Man on Tube
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Cheeky Bloke
Joanna Roth ...
Suspicious Girl
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Defensive Bloke
Theresa Kartell ...
Rachael
Evelyn Duah ...
Receptionist
Linda Broughton ...
Theatre Nurse
Charlotte Fryer ...
Doctor
Pip Miller ...
Consultant
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Steve
Merryn Jones ...
Mother
Ella Jones ...
Child
Julie McDowell ...
Concerned Diner
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David Burrows-Sutcliffe ...
Bob (uncredited)
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Anaesthetist (uncredited)
Jeremy Caleb Johnson ...
Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
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Local MP (uncredited)
Tim Packham ...
James' Colleague exiting cafe (uncredited)
Alex Reid ...
Waiter (uncredited)
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Nurse (uncredited)

Directed by

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Peter Howitt

Written by

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Peter Howitt ... (writer)

Produced by

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Helen Booth ... line producer
Philippa Braithwaite ... producer
Guy East ... executive producer
William Horberg ... producer
Sydney Pollack ... producer
Sandy Poustie ... associate producer
Nigel Sinclair ... executive producer
David Wisnievitz ... co-producer

Music by

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David Hirschfelder

Cinematography by

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Remi Adefarasin

Film Editing by

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John Smith

Editorial Department

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Adam Barton ... second assistant film editor
Paul Knight ... first assistant editor
Joanna Nodwell ... first assistant film editor
Tom Mayclim ... negative cutting assistant (uncredited)
Vaughn Mullady ... negative cutter (uncredited)

Casting By

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Michelle Guish

Production Design by

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Maria Djurkovic

Art Direction by

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Martyn John

Costume Design by

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Jill Taylor

Makeup Department

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Tina Earnshaw ... key makeup designer
Rebecca Lafford ... makeup artist
Lisa McDevitt ... makeup artist
Graham Pownall ... hair stylist
Zoe Tahir ... hair stylist
Simon Thompson ... key hair stylist
Red Miller ... hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Stephen Barker ... post-production supervisor
Andy Richards ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Sara Desmond ... second assistant director
Emma Griffiths ... third assistant director
Richard Whelan ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Bruce Bigg ... property master
Peter Bigg ... dressing props
Mick Boleyn ... construction manager (as Michael Boleyn)
Liliana Cifonelli ... art department assistant
Alan Clifford ... stagehand
Laura Dishington ... art department runner
Judy Ducker ... property buyer
Jim Dyson ... stand-by painter
Clare Holland ... Scenic artist
Lee Hosken ... stand-by carpenter (as Lee Hoskens)
Douglas Ingram ... storyboard artist
Tatiana Macdonald ... stand-by art director (as Tatiana Lund)
Mitch Niclas ... stand-by props
Simon Robilliard ... stagehand
Ray Rose ... props storeman
Ted Stickley ... dressing props
Warren Stickley ... stand-by props
Kevin Woodhouse ... art department trainee (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Craig Burns ... sound trainee
David B. Cohn ... sound editor (as David B. Cohen)
Tammy Fearing ... foley editor
Robin Harlan ... foley artist
Chris Jenkins ... re-recording mixer
Laura Lovejoy ... adr editor / dialogue editor
John Midgley ... sound mixer
Sarah Monat ... foley artist
Robert Morrisey ... assistant sound editor
June Prinz ... boom operator
Carolyn Sauer ... foley recordist
Christian Scallan ... sound engineer (as Chris Scallan) / sound mixer (as Chris Scallan)
Randy Singer ... foley mixer (as Randy K. Singer)
Thomas W. Small ... supervising foley editor (as Thomas Small)
Beth Sterner ... sound editor
John Soukup ... sound transfer (uncredited)

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Bob Hollow ... special effects supervisor

Stunts

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Roy Alon ... stunt performer
Helen Caldwell ... stunt coordinator / stunt performer
Adrian O'Neil ... stunt performer
Seon Rogers ... stunt performer

Camera and Electrical Department

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John Arnold ... key grip
Alex Bailey ... still photographer
James Bloom ... clapper loader
Julian Bucknall ... focus puller
Matthew Dowler ... electrician
Ian Franklin ... electrician (as Ian Franklyn)
Jeremy Gee ... camera operator
Camille Griffin ... second clapper loader
Barrie More ... best boy
Jay Jay Odedra ... second focus puller
Mark Richards ... stand-by rigger
William Richards ... stand-by rigger (as Bill Richards)
Mitch Spooner ... best boy
Alf Tramontin ... steadicam operator
Jimmy Wilson ... gaffer (as Jim Wilson)
Adam Dale ... aerial camera operator (uncredited)
Martyn Welland ... electrician (uncredited)

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Julia Gale ... casting assistant
David H. Kramer ... adr voice casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Robert Green ... costume trainee
Jane Hamnett ... costume design assistant
Charlotte Sewell ... costumer

Location Management

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Wink Mordaunt ... assistant location manager
Matt Steinmann ... location manager

Music Department

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Anita Camarata ... music supervisor
Ricky Edwards ... orchestrator
John Finklea ... music editor
Sienna Finklea ... assistant music editor
Kaylin Frank ... music coordinator
David Hirschfelder ... orchestrator
Sam Schwarz ... music notator (as Sam Schwartz)
Cathy Duncan ... music executive jersey films (uncredited)
Con Frantzeskos ... music administrator (uncredited)
Paul Gillon ... music consultant (uncredited)
Tony Lewis ... assistant music editor (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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David Barry ... unit driver
Ray Chambers ... driver: minibus
Terry English ... unit driver
Gerry Floyd ... unit driver
Jim Magill ... driver: Ms. Paltrow
Jay Nicol ... driver: minibus
Bill Nixon ... stand-by transport

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Jordan Archer ... unit nurse
John Beharrell ... production accountant
Penelope Beharrell ... assistant production accountant
Barbara Berkery ... dialogue coach
Stuart Carter Lambert ... assistant: Philippa Braithwaite
Stephanie Comer ... assistant: William Horberg
Ros Davidson ... production coordinator
Paul Davis ... Intermedia Films
Tony Denham ... security officer
Ceri Evans ... script supervisor (as Ceri Evans Cooper)
Laura Evans ... assistant production coordinator
Will Evans ... representative: Intermedia Films
Max Glickman ... production runner
Kathy Goodman ... Intermedia Films
Ruth Halliday ... legal clearances
Tim Haslam ... Intermedia Films
Douglas McFerran ... script consultant
Chas Newens ... river coordinator
Anya Noakes ... unit publicist
Alex Oakley ... floor runner
Donna Ostroff ... assistant: Sydney Pollack
Claire Parish ... production secretary
Sophie Shand ... assistant: Gwyneth Paltrow (as Sophie Loudoun Shand)
Suzie Shearer ... production secretary
Carlton Jarvis ... medical advisor (uncredited)
Kenneth Pratt ... production assistant (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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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Taglines There are two sides to every story. Helen is about to live both of them ...at the same time. Romance was never this much fun. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Pile & face (France)
  • Sie liebt ihn - sie liebt ihn nicht (Germany)
  • Dos vidas en un instante (Spain)
  • Ettevaatust, uksed sulguvad (Estonia)
  • Si yo hubiera (Mexico)
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Runtime
  • 99 min
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Box Office

Budget $9,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United Kingdom GBP1,134,641, 03 May 1998
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $67,000,000

Did You Know?

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Trivia John Hannah is partly responsible for the film getting made after the funding collapsed. He coincidentally happened to be in a meeting with Hollywood hotshot Sydney Pollack and casually mentioned this great screenplay he was hoping to make. Pollack was sufficiently interested to read the script and immediately sorted out the funding. See more »
Goofs Gerry makes a joke about withdrawing Helen's Class One Drugs. Great Britain uses an alphabetical classification system so class one should be class A. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in He Got Game/The Truce/Two Girls and a Guy/Sliding Doors/Deja Vu (1998). See more »
Soundtracks Have Fun, Go Mad See more »
Quotes Lydia: Gerry, I'm a woman! We don't say what we WANT! But we reserve the right to get pissed off if we don't get it. That's what makes us so fascinating! And not a little bit scary.
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