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17 Again (2009)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 17 April 2009 (USA)
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Mike O'Donnell is ungrateful for how his life turned out. He gets a chance to rewrite his life when he tried to save a janitor near a bridge and jumped after him into a time vortex.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mike O'Donnell
... Scarlet
... Ned Gold
... Mike O'Donnell (Adult)
... Ned Gold (Teen)
... Scarlet (Teen)
... Alex
... Maggie
... Dom
... Stan
Mario Cassem ... Samir
... Jamie (as Katerina Graham)
... Samantha
... Lauren
... Principal Jane Masterson
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At 17 Mike O'Donnell is on top of the world: he's the star of his high school basketball team, is a shoo-in for a college scholarship, and is dating his soul-mate, Scarlet. But at what's supposed to be his big game where a college scout is checking him out, Scarlet reveals that she's pregnant. Mike decides to leave the game and asks Scarlet to marry him, which she does. During their marriage, Mike can only whine about the life he lost because he married her, so she throws him out. When he also loses his job, he returns to the only place he's happy at, his old high school. While looking at his high school photo, a janitor asks him if he wishes he could be 17 again and he says yes. One night while driving he sees the janitor on a bridge ready to jump, and goes after him. When he returns to his friend Ned's house, where he has been staying, he sees that he is 17 again. He decides to take this opportunity to get the life he lost. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Who says you're only young once? See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

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Rated PG-13 for language, some sexual material and teen partying | See all certifications »

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17 April 2009 (USA)  »

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Seventeen  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,722,310, 19 April 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$64,167,069, 6 August 2009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$136,267,476, 6 August 2009
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Bubba Lewis, who appears as Dorky Kid in this movie, also played Zac Efron's twin brother in Miracle Run (2004). See more »

Goofs

After Naomi and Scarlet head into the house to work on getting Scarlet back on the market, when Mike is driving in the rain the rearview mirror is gone, but it reappears when Mike runs toward the 'janitor' who disappeared from the bridge. See more »

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Mike O' Donnell: I had the craziest dream. I was 17. I was back in high school. It was terrible. Mmmm. Scar.
Maggie O'Donnell: Scar? I don't see a scar. Look i know why you didn't want me to be with Stan. It's because you wanted me.
[Mike bolts straight up and falls to the floor]
Maggie O'Donnell: .
Maggie O'Donnell: Oh! You wanna play games? I can play games.
Mike O' Donnell: Nononononono...
Maggie O'Donnell: I'm a hungry lioness, and your a baby gizell
Mike O' Donnell: [Mike gets chased around the room by Maggie] MaggieMaggieMaggieMaggie... nononononononono...
Mike O' Donnell: If you only knew how inappropriate and disfunctional ...
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits include photos of most of the main cast and crew when they were actually 17-years-old. See more »

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References It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

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You Really Wake the Love in Me
Written by Toby Butler, Luke Ford, Daniel Higgins, Liela Moss and Olly Betts
Performed by The Duke Spirit
Courtesy of Shangri La Music/You Are Here
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Probably the best body swap movie to come out for awhile
19 April 2009 | by See all my reviews

Every teen generation needs a good body swap/turn the clock back type of story and 17 again is one of those stories, Mike O'Donnell had it all. He was the star of his high schools basket ball team. He had Scarlet the most beautiful girl in the school as his girlfriend. Right before the game that could make him into a star, Scarlet tells Mike she's pregnant, Mike makes a drastic and life altering decision and runs out of the game to be with her giving up his chances of becoming a basket ball star, now 20 years later Mike's regretting it all and wishes he could do it all over again, and by some miraculous way he does.

17 again is a cool and stylish what if movie, it brings to light the question of what if you could change your life, if you could live it all over again.What would you do different? That's the question this movie propose and tells with a grand lush style that resonates with the teen population and even with the adults too, 17 again is not just some teen movie, it's a movie that even adults between the ages of 30-50 would enjoy it, my dad sure did. But this film has it's flaws and some very minor bad dialogue from Zack Efron but nothing that would hamper this films style or production, but in my honest opinion this film was very good, this movie is not Oscar worthy but it's definitely worth the price of admission.


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