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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.

Director:

Maria Ripoll

Writer:

Rafa Russo
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3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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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Brigadier Sabad
Written and performed by Alpha Blondy
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Compelling romantic fantasy...
9 October 2001 | by dwpollarSee all my reviews

1st watched 10/9/2001 - 8 out of 10(Dir-Maria Ripoll): Compelling romantic fantasy which keeps you interested all the way to the end. Believable characters played by little known British actors with Penelope Cruz playing the love interest near the end of the Movie. The story is basically about love gone bad, but is given a second chance by some interesting characters at a junkyard similar to the theme of the TV show `Twice in a Lifetime.' What is different in this movie is that we are never quite sure who to cheer for. It starts out being a weeper where we are routing for the dumped male character played by Douglas Henshall, then by the end were routing for the forgotten female character played by Lena Heady. It seems to be about how life gives us many chances to redeem ourselves despite our mistakes, with the two characters from the junkyard representing that `entity' that gives us the second chance. Definitely not a Hollywood-made romantic comedy because of the way that we are twisted from one character to the other in our loyalty and we are made to think about real life rather than just smiling about the played out fantasy-type life that never really happens(Aka - American made romantic comedies). These are the kinds of movies that made me a movie buff but they seem to be hard to find these days in our predictable Hollywood-glamorized video stores(look for this one in the comedy racks despite it's multi-faceted themes and multi-genred experience.)


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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 USA:

$17,620, 31 May 1999

Gross USA:

$279,757

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,162,884
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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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