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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.

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Tony Scott
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Cast

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 Mark Phinney ... Agent Donnelly
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Storyline

A ferry filled with crewmen from the USS Nimitz and their families was blown up in New Orleans on Mardi Gras. BATF Doug Carlin is brought in to assist in the massive investigation, and gets attached to an experimental FBI surveillance unit, one that uses spacefolding technology to directly look back a little over four days into the past. While tracking down the bomber, Carlin gets an idea in his head: could they use the device to actually travel back in time and not only prevent the bombing but also the murder of a local woman whose truck was used in the bombing? Written by ahmetkozan

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If you thought it was just a trick of the mind, prepare yourself for the truth. 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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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Déjà Vu See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,574,802, 24 November 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$64,038,616, 1 March 2007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$180,557,550
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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Jim Caviezel was nervous about performing some of the stunts in the film, but he just decided to put his trust in the stunt people. See more »

Goofs

The bomber arrived at the ferry dock at 0440 which means Carlin's chase could not have started before 1040. During Agent Carlin's pursuit of the bomber, we get a glimpse of Pryzwarra's watch when he is picking up the phone that shows 5:45 which could be 0545 (five hours too early) or 1745 (meaning Carlin took seven hours to get to the Crescent City Bridge). When Carlin starts to walk away from the Hummer in daylight, his watch shows 0950 (50 minutes too soon) but when he gets on the other side of the house, the time shows 1135 (more in sync with the timeline). See more »

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


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Holy Spirit, Come Fill This Place
Written by Babbie Mason, Marty Hennis
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Washington and Brokheimer, a winning combination
23 November 2006 | by DoveFoundationSee all my reviews

Deja Vu is a high-action, crime-drama, sci-fi, thriller which is exactly what you would expect from Jerry Bruckheimer, producer of such action-adventures as "Con Air," "Enemy of the State," "National Treasure," "Pirates of the Caribbean," and another Denzel Washington favorite, "Remember the Titans."

The story opens with an explosion on board a New Orleans Ferry, and takes the audience back through an unfolding of events that leads up to the tragic scene. Even the most modern technology hasn't gone as far as the storyline takes us. The premise is thrilling and the implications stimulate the imagination. For example; "how would altering the past impact people and events of the present?"

The acting is superb, with Denzel Washington and Paula Patton as romantic leads. James Caviezel does an extraordinary job as the villain, which is a departure from his role as Jesus in "The Passion of the Christ."

There is plenty of action and some of it violent. Be prepared to see a few corpses like those on television's "CSI" or "Crossing Jordon." There are gun fights, but with a minimum of blood. While the movie is certainly intense, much of the severe action is implicit and takes place off camera.

For an action packed, PG-13 movie, I was particularly impressed with the limited amount of rough language. I imagine with Denzel and James in the cast, there was an effort to keep it "clean." This is one of the few remaining Touchstone Pictures releases. Parent company, Walt Disney Studios is committed to producing action movies that appeal to a wider family audience.

We're awarding "Deja Vu" the Dove Family-Approved Seal at for audience members over age 12.(www.dove.org) Parents should look over the violent content issues before deciding whether to bring tweens along.


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