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Deja Vu (2006)

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After a ferry is bombed in New Orleans, an A.T.F. agent joins a unique investigation using experimental surveillance technology to find the bomber, but soon finds himself becoming obsessed with one of the victims.


Tony Scott
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Denzel Washington ... Doug Carlin
Paula Patton ... Claire Kuchever
Val Kilmer ... Agent Pryzwarra
Jim Caviezel ... Carroll Oerstadt
Adam Goldberg ... Denny
Elden Henson ... Gunnars
Erika Alexander ... Shanti
Bruce Greenwood ... Jack McCready
Rich Hutchman ... Agent Stalhuth
Matt Craven ... Minuti
Donna W. Scott ... Beth (as Donna Scott)
Elle Fanning ... Abbey
Brian Howe ... Medical Examiner
Enrique Castillo ... Claire's Father
Mark Phinney ... Agent Donnelly


In the wake of a devastating terrorist attack on a slow New Orleans ferry, the A.T.F. special agent, Doug Carlin, joins an experimental top-secret government program to find the bomber. Designed to bend the very fabric of time, this state-of-the-art technology enables the user to observe a detailed representation of what happened four days and six hours in the past, tracking the target's every move prior to the attack. However, the man responsible for the deadly explosion is bound to strike again. Can Carlin figure out who he is, when he is always precisely four days behind? Written by Nick Riganas

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


What if you could change the past? See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and terror, disturbing images and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The crew also worked with the city's New Orleans EMS using their EMS units old and new. The EMS personal were also hired to play background extras. All but 3-4 of the EMS personnel seen in the movie are Real NOEMS personnel. The entire EMS personnel wore their own uniforms. Also the Director of EMS was used as the EMS consultant. See more »


(at around 53 mins) When Doug is angered about knowing the truth about what they were actually doing to view everywhere other than "satellites", he tries to make a point clear about something being present and past by taking a chair and breaking a computer monitor. Yet in later scenes the monitor seems to be working again, unless they replaced a monitor in a matter of minutes. See more »


[first lines]
Ferry Captain: Can't believe it. They're right on time. Let's get these boys to their party.
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Crazy Credits

Tony Scott's opening credit is obscured momentarily by a passing sailor. See more »


References South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999) See more »


When The Saints Go Marching In
Performed by the US Navy Southwest Regional Band
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User Reviews

Tremendously enjoyable
8 August 2008 | by mforceSee all my reviews

I had never heard of this movie, but it appeared on cable and when I saw the cast, I figured "how bad could it be?". I thought it was terrific. Nothing of great dramatic or historical significance, of course, but who cares? Denzel is his usual infinitely watchable self, Val Kilmer is quirky with yet another interesting dialect and Adam Goldberg is fantastic. All three are smooth, assured and entertaining. A lot of posters and reviewers talked about how "unbelievable" the science fiction aspect of the plot was, but that never bothers me. Once I figure out what I'm supposed to suspend my disbelief about, I just do so and enjoy what the filmmakers are doing. I actually found this particular sci-fi plot quite intriguing and really liked having to try to follow its twists and turns through the action.

As has been said before, this is definitely a Sci Fi/ Film Noir/Action/Romance. How many of those have you come across? Highly recommended. Big fun and smart besides.

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Release Date:

22 November 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Déjà Vu See more »


Box Office


$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,574,802, 26 November 2006

Gross USA:


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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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