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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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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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Damn your eyes
Written by Barbar Wyrick and Steve Bogard
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A Charming Romantic Drama
22 April 2001 | by chronSee all my reviews

This is a charming romantic drama about a guy who has an affair on his girlfriend, confesses and is faced with the misery of being alone. He gets a chance to try again when he is sent back in time.

The acting is very well done. The plot is interesting - similar to Sliding Doors. I like the story of redemption and discovering one's self in the process. This plot plays that story out quite well.

While there's nothing terribly original here, I found the movie to be quite entertaining. All of the characters were endearing and three dimensional. There was no "bad guy"; just people going through life as best they can.

I rated this movie an 8 out of 10.


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