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 ...
Can His Past Save Our Future?
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The last night of shooting was the car accident scene that Donovan (Danny Glover
) witnesses. It had been scheduled a few days before, but a sudden snowfall caused a schedule change to maintain the continuity (no snow). See more
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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