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Alternate Realities (2014)

Flashes (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 8 May 2014 (USA)
John Rotit is a happy, content man with a loving wife. Hours later, he's a rock star shooting up heroin. And after that...he's something far more sinister. John unwillingly flashes between ... See full summary »

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Amir Valinia
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tom Sizemore ... Detective Mark Hume
Christopher Judge ... Professor Ernstrom
Elle LaMont ... Clare Rotit
Donny Boaz ... John Rotit
Deborah Gaffney ... Courtroom Gallery
Natalie Makenna ... Valerie Evelyn (as Natalie Wilemon)
Keavy Bradley ... Alisia Taylor
Deke Anderson ... Dr. Ryan Greene
AnnMarie Giaquinto ... Irene
Catherine Lawrence Kinslow ... Concertgoer
Johnny Walter ... Charlie Hudson
Danny Kamin ... Judge
Tonyai Palmer ... Concertgoer
David DeLao ... Officer #1
Kristin Cochell ... Student
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Storyline

John Rotit is a happy, content man with a loving wife. Hours later, he's a rock star shooting up heroin. And after that...he's something far more sinister. John unwillingly flashes between three parallel lives in which he knowingly exists in each. He has no clue how or why this phenomenon is occurring, only that he wants it to stop. John's judgment becomes clouded as he'll do anything he can to end his flashes and remain in the one life where he's truly happy. Written by Andrew M. Henderson

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Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alternate Realities See more »

Filming Locations:

Houston, Texas, USA See more »

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Budget:

$3,200,000 (estimated)
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Goofs

At John's home in the Third Reality, there are a number of upward-looking shots showing the set has no ceiling, revealing bits of the soundstage. See more »

Alternate Versions

Flashes - The Director's Cut This version is fully re-colored with new edits both in video and sound plus new music. This was completed because of the director's passion for this project and give the movie an entirely new feel. Released in 2019. See more »

Soundtracks

One To One
Performed by Hounds of Jezebel
Written by Loveless Day & John Vincent Curry
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Not bad, not that good either
12 September 2016 | by karen-821-938620See all my reviews

As movies about string theory and the multiverse, this has got to be the laziest. They go with the idea that "every possibility" means anything is possible. The intention appears to be a pilot for a series with almost unlimited plot lines but recurring actors. However, the writing and character development was well enough done that they probably deserved to get picked up. There were even shots of humor that didn't have "humorous note" written all over them.

If you aren't looking for a head trip, this isn't bad. There are times when a person can feel as though their consciousness is just on the edge of sensing possibilities that will not be experienced by the body and this movies plays with this idea adequately. It did make me cry at one point because the character development is well done and they captured the moment you realize how much you have screwed others over and are unlikely to make it any better.


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