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Twice Upon a Yesterday (1998)

The Man with Rain in His Shoes (original title)
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A shambling, out-of-work actor, desperate to win back the affections of his ex-girlfriend, unexpectedly stumbles upon a way to turn back the clock.

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Maria Ripoll

Writer:

Rafa Russo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lena Headey ... Sylvia Weld
Douglas Henshall ... Victor Bukowski
Penélope Cruz ... Louise
Gustavo Salmerón ... Rafael
Mark Strong ... Dave Summers
Eusebio Lázaro Eusebio Lázaro ... Don Miguel
Charlotte Coleman ... Alison Hayes
Neil Stuke ... Freddy
Elizabeth McGovern ... Diane
Antonio Gil ... Director (as Antonio Gil Martínez)
Heather Weeks Heather Weeks ... Carol
Inday Ba ... Janice
Paul Popplewell ... Simon
David Spinx David Spinx ... Vendor (as Dave Spinks)
David Fishley David Fishley ... Pianist (as Dave Fishley)
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Storyline

Victor, an out of work actor, tries to stop his ex-girlfriend, Sylvia, from marrying another man. When she refuses him, Victor is miraculously given a second chance to go back and correct the mistake which led to their break-up. Written by Lisa Dowling <redmezzo@earthlink.net>

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In the game of love, three's are wild.


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Rated R for language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

Spain | France | UK | Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Twice Upon a Yesterday See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£57,787 (United Kingdom), 29 November 1998, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,620, 30 May 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$258,464, 20 June 1999
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Company Credits

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CLT,Escima,HandMade Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Victor Bukowski: Even if I could pretend that you never left me... I couldn't pretend that I don't love her.
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Soundtracks

Piece of My Heart
by Jerry Ragovoy & Bert Berns (as Bert Ferns)
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Cute Magic Realism Romance
12 December 2005 | by noraleeSee all my reviews

The British "Twice Upon A Yesterday (The Man with Rain in His Shoes)" was a cute date movie (both the guy and the girl change ).

Sure it's unoriginal, a cross between "Groundhog Day," "Sliding Doors," and "Next Stop Wonderland" with magic realism, but I'm a sucker for that and this is more thoughtful about the relationships.

Other than a cameo by Elizabeth McGovern, the Brit and Spanish actors are all unknown, not even from Brit TV, and not all by any means gorgeous.

Nice world music soundtrack, reflecting the new British immigrant diversity. And nice musical touch that the couple almost stays together because he gets her tickets to a Radiohead concert.

(originally written 6/5/1999)


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