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Donovan's Echo (2011)

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A series of uncanny déjà vu events force a man to re-examine his tragic past, memory, instinct, and future.

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Jim Cliffe

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Jim Cliffe (screenplay), Melodie Krieger (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Glover ... Donovan Matheson
Kyarra Willis Kyarra Willis ... Magnolia Matheson
Karen Holness ... Jasmine Matheson
Bruce Greenwood ... Finnley Boyd
Kevin McNulty ... Dean Belton
Natasha Calis ... Maggie Walgrave
Lanette Ware ... Susan Boyd
Hiro Kanagawa ... Kaisha
Katina Small ... Maggie Walgrave - 35 years
Stephen Jefferys ... Speaker (as Stephen Jeffreys)
Chelah Horsdal ... Doctor
David Lewis ... Kit
Sonja Bennett ... Sarah Walgrave
Sunita Prasad ... Medical Assistant
Ian Tracey ... Ray
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In late 1994, former physicist Donovan Matheson returns to his hometown to live in the house he abandoned almost thirty years ago following the deaths of his wife and then eleven year old daughter, Jasmine Matheson and Magnolia Matheson respectively, in a car accident caused by Christopher Bailey, an underage driver who stole a car for a joyride. Donovan, who focused his work on cold fusion, believes he is at fault for their deaths as he believes he could have saved them if not for other things in his life, including his excessive drinking which has only worsened in his grief. The house had been kept up by Donovan's friend, police sergeant Finnley Boyd, who Donovan had only sporadically kept in touch with in the intervening years. Although not clear why he moved back, Donovan comes to believe, in a sense of déjà vu, that the purpose of his return ultimately is to save an eleven year old girl he meets, Maggie Walgrave, in his constant encounters with her, her bookstore owner mother ... Written by Huggo

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Can His Past Save Our Future? See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some violent content | See all certifications »

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Executive Producer Kim Priebe has a cameo, as the woman in the grocery line who rolls her eyes at Donovan's careless bagging. See more »

Goofs

In the newspaper clipping Donovan pulls out near the beginning of the movie, there is a typo. It says "Police and ambulances responded quickly to the seen.. (should be "scene"). See more »

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That Girl
Written by Richard Markmann, Dan Pinella (as Daniel Pinella) and Christopher Wagner
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Worth watching...maybe more than once!
3 January 2015 | by mndfirestoneSee all my reviews

Although this movie is a little slow moving toward the beginning, the plot is pretty deep so moving too fast would mean you would miss more of the important bits like the other reviewer did, causing him to use the word "disjointed". This movie is not at all disjointed! It has so many well placed, easily missed "bits/clues" that if you blink you just may miss something...If you don't "get it", you were not paying attention! The pieces connect from the beginning right through to the end. There are some flashback scenes throughout the movie to fill in the blanks which, like I said, if you are not giving this movie your full attention you might lose your place! All in all a good watch...It is the type of movie that makes you think (in a good way)! NOT the dopey mush brain time waster that fills so much of the screens today!


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