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Deja Vu (2006)

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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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 Jeff Cross

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and terror, disturbing images and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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22 November 2006 (USA)  »

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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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Trivia

Val Kilmer noted that one of the reasons he wanted to work with Denzel Washington, was that his kids once went to the same Los Angeles school as his own two children. See more »

Goofs

A couple of continuity errors of sorts: When Claire was originally killed, the body was reported found at 10:42 AM on Fat Tuesday. This means that she had to be killed hours earlier. Now, when Doug finds her and averts her killing (after 8:30 AM), she's wearing the wrong clothes! The red pattern dress which she is wearing in the morgue was at Claire's home and not readily available for her to wear. This means that after Oerstadt killed her (in the original past), he'd have to go to Claire's house, change her clothes neatly such that it doesn't appear "staged" and then set her afloat all in a matter of about a half hour (tops). Then, drive the device onto the ferry and then drive his motorcycle to the Crescent City Bridge all by 10:50 AM.

Also, when Oerstadt douses her with the accelerant, it appears that Claire's legs/ankles are loosely bound (despite other claims of goofs that her legs/ankles were not bound). The problem, here, is that she appears to be wearing shoes on both feet after Oerstadt punches her. Moments later, when Doug saves her, she's as shoeless as Joe Jackson. See more »

Quotes

[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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The opening credits rush in, framed by a box, and then rush out again. See more »

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Holy Spirit, Come Fill This Place
Written by Babbie Mason, Marty Hennis
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A Well-Produced and Compelling Thriller
10 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

This richly dense action-thriller has Denzel Washington as his typical but well cast character in this well thought out script that uses the idea of time and space in a superb manner. In one of the best genre thriller of its type, this consistent execution, high-quality production provides an intellectual and mostly satisfying experience. the movie also contents musical strains reminiscent of the intense and action-focised Bourne Identity series (2002) that also offers a similar strength and sharpness the movie's appeal. Except for a "Stargate" (from the movie and television series) like structure that unnecessarily detracts from the scene and the obvious impossibility or at least gigantic leap of science two-thirds way through the movie, such lapses are minor compared to the intensity and small deja vu clues that actually enhance the movie till the end. Sometimes predictable, but nevertheless, it's in the execution that matters here. A solid eight out of ten.


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