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Adrenaline-loving director Tony Scott teams with iconic action producer Jerry Bruckheimer for this high-flung sci-fi action thriller concerning a New Orleans-based maverick ATF agent named Doug Carlin Denzel Washington who is brought in on a top-secret government program to catch the terrorist Jim Caviezel responsible for a ferry bombing that kills hundreds. Able to do what most law enforcement officers only dream of, Carlin is now able to look back in time at the perpetrator's movements, and at the life of the ...
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Overview

Adrenaline-loving director Tony Scott teams with iconic action producer Jerry Bruckheimer for this high-flung sci-fi action thriller concerning a New Orleans-based maverick ATF agent named Doug Carlin Denzel Washington who is brought in on a top-secret government program to catch the terrorist Jim Caviezel responsible for a ferry bombing that kills hundreds. Able to do what most law enforcement officers only dream of, Carlin is now able to look back in time at the perpetrator's movements, and at the life of the innocent woman whose death would set the events into motion. Carlin's instincts tell him that something is amiss, however, and while the government agent who tapped him for the job Val Kilmer and the team of ultra-cool scientists who run the project Adam Goldberg, Erika Alexander tell him one story about the quantum physics behind this marvel of technology, the hotshot agent suspects that there is a greater power at their fingertips -- one that might not just solve the crime at hand, but prevent it.
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Special Features

Backstage; "Survelliance Window" - Go back in time and experience behing-the-scenes moments with the filmmakers; The ferry explosion; Developing the character of Doug Carlin; Makeup, wardrobe and special effects; The surveillance window; Cameras of Dejá Vu'; Split-time car chase; Filming in New Orleans; First team: Denzel, Tony & Jerry; Stunts: Compound; Stunst: Ferry; Deleted Scenes; (can be viewed with commentary by director Tony Scott); Church Choir; Turtle Story; Carlin Studios Claire; Beth and Abbey see Claire; Beth and Abbey Live; Extended scenes; (Can be viewed with commentary by director Tony Scott); Extended ferry aftermath; Claire held captive; Carlin shares with Claire; Movie showcase; Instant access to select movie scenes that showcase the ultimate in high definition picture and sound; Seamless Menus
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Editorial Reviews

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Tony Scott is in no shortage of the trademark bombast that marks the American institution known as the popcorn flick. But while the best directors in the action thriller genre either suck us in with an adrenaline contact high Michael Bay or invite us to laugh at their deliberately over-the-top antics John Woo, Déjà Vu meanders between these two. The movie indeed covers most of its bases: Large, impressive explosions? Check. Badass, lone-wolf protagonist? Check. Totally preposterous scientific premise? Check. The only problem is that you can't quite give yourself over to a movie like this when you aren't sure if its creators are in on the joke. None of its escapades are screamingly crazy enough to prove that the movie's ridiculousness is intentional, so sometimes Déjà Vu's cocky horseplay goes from good-bad to bad-bad. This doesn't mean the film isn't lovable in its own probably blind fury. On the contrary, the bastardized quantum physics that drive the plot will provide substantial laughter for the geeks in the audience, and Denzel Washington delivers the cool bravado we want when his only job in a movie is to show up and play himself. Scott also appears to have cemented his own signature camera shot, a video-game-style move where the camera races forward at super-speed and then halts and swivels to the side in slow-motion to focus on the action for three or four seconds it looks exactly like a fatality in Burnout 3, if that helps. All that this unapologetic swaggering does is allow you to get the most out of the delightfully absurd climax, but there's something considerably less satisfying about going along for the ride without knowing if you're doing it in spite of yourself. In the end, Déjà Vu is most certainly worth the price of admission, but it probably won't earn it a place on your list of hardcore action thriller guilty pleasures.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/24/2007
  • UPC: 786936730401
  • Original Release: 2006
  • Rating:

  • Source: Touchstone / Disney
  • Region Code: A
  • Time: 2:06:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 5,672

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Denzel Washington Doug Carlin
Paula Patton Claire Kuchever
Val Kilmer Agent Pryzwarra
James Caviezel Carroll Oerstadt
Adam Goldberg Denny
Elden Henson Gunnars
Erika Alexander Shanti
Bruce Greenwood Jack McCready
Rich Hutchman Agent Stalhuth
Matt Craven Minuti
Donna W. Scott Beth
Elle Fanning Abbey
Brian Howe Medical Examiner
Enrique J. Castillo Claire's Father
Mark Phinney Agent Donnelly
Shondrella Avery Kathy - Secretary
John "Spud" McConnell Sheriff Reed
Dane Rhodes Ferry Captain
Clay Steakley Ferry Worker
Lorry Houston Cop at Disaster
Polly Craig Elderly Woman at Disaster
Ted Manson Crying Man at Disaster
Yvonne Landry Shellshocked Woman
Brian F. Durkin National Guard Officer
Kenneth Lee Priest
Ron Flagge Mayor
Scott Alan Smith Trauma Doctor
Nadia Shazana Trauma Nurse
Lew Temple Paramedic
Charlie Hirsch Paramedic
Justin Colvin Sailor
Brandi Coleman Sailor
J. Todd Smith Sailor
Jonathan Majoue Sailor
Jerrod Paige Sailor
John Will Clay Sailor
Bart Hansard Ed Elkins
Scott Klace Police Lieutenant #1
David Pease Port Authority
Andy Umberger NTSB Investigator
Patt Noday News Reporter
Ritchie Montgomery Agent #1
Jack Daniel Stanley Criminalist
Maureen Brennan Harbor Cop
Randy Austin Harbor Cop
J.W. Williams Harbor Cop
Rio Hackford Beth's Boyfriend
Gary Grubbs Police Lieutenant #2
Frankie Lynch Agent #3
Bill Ladd Coast Guardsman
Lara Grice Reporter
Lowell Perry Reporter
Michael Arata Reporter
Sylvia Jefferies Reporter
Carol Sutton Eyewitness/Survivor
Julia LaShae Eyewitness/Survivor
Chris Rose Coroner at Disaster
Douglas M. Griffin Dock Worker
Margaret Lawhon Channel 8 Reporter
Roy McCrerey National Guardsman at Disaster
Freddy Mitchell SAR Diver
David Jensen Ferry Official
Jerry Rudden Fire Chief Rudden
John Johnson Fire Chief
Ronald Mason EMT Paramedic
Shawn Michael Patrick ATF Agent
James Huang ATF Agent
Jennifer Weston M.D./Technical Advisor
Angela D. Hoenig Ambulance Bay Nurse
H. Gregg Kawecki Hospital Security Guard
Ann Turkel Technician
Christopher Scholl Newspaper Reporter
Charmaine Neville Singer at Funeral
Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes Zydeco Singer at Funeral
Nolan North Voice Only
Harry Gregson-Williams Conductor
Technical Credits
Tony Scott Director
Ray Abbott Stunts
Robert Alonzo Stunts
Bob Badami Musical Direction/Supervision
Jennifer Badger Stunts
Dean Bailey Stunts
Kerry Barden Casting
Jeffrey Barnett Stunts
Dan Barrows Stunts
Benny Reeves Stunts
Howard Berger Makeup Special Effects
Joseph Bond IV Editor
Beau Borders Sound Mixer
Paul Borne Stunts
Judith Bouley Casting
Jerry Bruckheimer Producer
Richard Burden Stunts
Paul Cameron Cinematographer
Gail Carroll-Coe Sound/Sound Designer
John Cenatiempo Stunts
Mark Chadwick Stunts
Denise Chamian Casting
Jared Clements Stunts
Gary Combs Stunts
Gilbert Combs Stunts
Monty Cox Stunts
Suzanne Crowley Casting
Kevin Culhane Animator
Clay Cullen Stunts
Steve Cummings Animator
Cindy Daniels Stunts
Nancy Deren Set Decoration/Design
Justin Derosa Stunts
Amanda Dettrow Production Manager
Gary Diamond Art Director
Eddy Donno Stunts
Zack Duhame Stunts
Ted Elliott Executive Producer
Kenny Endoso Stunts
Neil Enfinger Stunts
Eric Chambers Stunts
Corey Michael Eubanks Stunts
Sean Faden Animator
Eddie Fernandez Stunts
Don Ferrarone Associate Producer
Jodi Lowry Fisher Production Manager
John Frazier Special Effects Supervisor
Carl Fullerton Makeup
Jeffrey Galpin Stunts
Mickey Giacomazzi Stunts
Tim Gilbert Stunts
Jack Gill Stunts
Debbie Giordano Stunts
Dana W. Gonzales Camera Operator
Allison Gordin Makeup
Sean Graham Stunts
Harry Gregson-Williams Score Composer
Chris Haarhoff Camera Operator
Matt Hackett Animator
Anita Hart Stunts
Jason Hellmann Editor
Danny Cosmo Higginbottom Stunts
Buddy Joe Hooker Stunts
Billy Hopkins Casting
John W. Jacobs Stunts
Daniel R. Jennings Set Decoration/Design
Ross Jordan Stunts
Tracy Kilpatrick Casting
Henry Kingi Stunts
Horace Knight Stunts
Jeffrey D. Knott Stunts
Joel Kramer Stunts
Chris Lebenzon Editor
Julia Levine Set Decoration/Design
Billy Lucas Stunts
Diana Lupo Stunts
Jalil Lynch Stunts
Mark Mahoney Makeup
Sam Maloof Stunts
Duane Manwiller Camera Operator
Bill Marsilii Screenwriter
Mike Massa Stunts
John Meier Stunts
Molly Mikula Set Decoration/Design
Ellen Mirojnick Costumes/Costume Designer
Janine Mitchell Stunts
Nino Neuboeck Camera Operator
Gregory Nicotero Makeup Special Effects
David Nowell Cinematographer
Kevin O'Connell Sound Mixer
Matthew H. O'Connor Stunts
Holly O'Quin Stunts
Chad Oman Executive Producer
Chris Palermo Stunts
Glynn Palmer Stunts
Missy Papageorge Producer
Steve Picerni Stunts
Charlie Picerni Stunts
Scott Plauche Art Director
Robert Powell Stunts
Suzanne W.M. Reed Stunts
Robert Reed Stunts
Jimmy N. Roberts Stunts
Arthur Rochester Sound/Sound Designer
Pat Romano Stunts
Terry Rossio Executive Producer, Screenwriter
Greg P. Russell Sound Mixer
Stephanie Saladin Stunts
Pat Sandston Associate Producer
Kosta Saric Editor
Sharon Schaffer Stunts
Kevin Scott Stunts
Chris Seagers Production Designer
Michele Sebek Stunts
Gunther Shatz Animator
Marc Siegel Executive Producer
Derrick Simmons Stunts
William Simpson Stunts
John Skotchdopole Camera Operator
Scott Smith Animator
Starlotte Smith Stunts
Michael Sneed Stunts
Kurt E. Soderling Cinematographer
Marion O. Spates Animator
Greg Sproles Stunts
Erik Stabenau Stunts
Rob Stauffer Animator
Mike Stenson Executive Producer
Bill Young's Precision Driving Team Stunts
Mike Thomas Camera Operator
Kimberly Jacobs Toeg Executive Producer
Dayton Trubee Stunts
Dain C. Turner Stunts
Mark Vanselow Stunts
Barry H. Waldman Executive Producer
Garry Waller Cinematographer
Aaron Waltritsch-Lagos Stunts
Mike Washlake Stunts
Michael Troy Waters Stunts
Scott Wilder Stunts
Glenn Wilder Stunts
John Wildermuth Asst. Director
Keith Woulard Stunts
Boni Yanagisawa Stunts
Pete Zuccarini Cinematographer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    We may be closer to this technology than we know.

    I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. As a psychologist I had to accept a few government invasions of our constitutional rights, but we may be closer to technology of this sophistication than we know. However it causes me no worry. Denzel is pretty darn good in everything he plays. And the young lady whose life he saves is as good as H. Berry. A lovely new actress. Much like Paz Vega, when will we see her again? Remember her in Spanglish?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great thriller/suspense movie!

    I thought this movie was really great! Yes, it could never happen in real life, but that doesn't change that this movie keeps you on the edge of your seat almost the whole time. There were some parts that were a little to graphic for my liking, but not many. Over all I thought this was a pretty good use of time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fun Idea

    Not the greatest concept in the world, or the best script. In fact, it seemed like the entire reason for making the movie was to try and reinvent the wheel in terms of thrilling, investigatorial action movies. I don't believe that the genre has been exhausted, so the premise wasn't what caught me. It was Denzel, who I think has one of the best cop acts in film. And I could sort of find the technology used in the movie plausible, at least until we got into part of actually looking into the actual past. It might've been more interesting if it actually were a streaming feed from satellites, knowing that things can't change, but trying to make them right - but I guess one of the main conflicts in this movie was a desire to take advanced action against crime, a little too like Minority Report. And there are certainly parts of this movie which are contrived - the Hummer chase is the prime example the cars crashed in that scene reaches nearly Blues Brothers proportions, not to mention the plausible possibility of some fatalities inflicted! Anyway, there's some very good, suspensful moments, and chase scene itself is pretty interesting and intense - objectively a little silly, but when accomplished on film, rather dynamic. Some of the characters feel a little flimsy, so do some of the transitions, but ultimately an enveloping, if a little uneccesary, take on thrillers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WICKED COOL TWISTS!

    there were a couple loop holes but if you do not over analyze the film you'll like and you have to watch the whole thing for everything to finally come together. I went to the theather with my bball team when we were at a tournament and we all liked it and couldn't stop talkin about it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    I actually bought this dvd because others recommended it obviously some people tastes need improvement - has some decent actors Denzel Washington, Val Kilmer both have the experience to have included a better ending - the film follows the investigation of a river boat blowing up near New Orleans with the FBI having this new equipment that can see four days into the past which is used to track the perpetrators, the story line is actually good even after Denzel Washington realizes that he can travel back in time to save one of the victims its not until the ending when they try to stop the bomb blowing the ship that the plot goes right down the drain

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    What a waste of time! I turned this movie off 1/2 hour into it. Very disappointed with the plot - highly unbelievable and basically just plain silly! Val Kilmer is almost unrecognizable. If your mind starts wandering in the middle of a film, that is not a good sign....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Cool twists...

    I watched this with some buddies & we all agreed that the twists in this movie are actually pretty cool. We were worried at first that this would end up being a sad "Minority Report" rip-off... But in actuality, the movie is much more realistic (if you can say that about a time-travel flick). Denzel does a nice job in this one, and the only thing that kept the movie from being "Outstanding", would be if they gave Jim Caviezel's character a little more back-story. But all in all, this was a good movie

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Going Back to Look Forward

    DÉJÀ VU is a riveting film about time travel in tandem with crime investigation that works on every level. Tony Scott is back in his element as the top director of intrigue/thrillers. Working with a challenging script by Bill Marsilii and Terry Rossio that asks the viewer to accept the possibility of time travel, Scott is able to make the story work clearly despite the interplay of mixing the viewing of the past form the vantage of the present with placing a character into that past to alter it. The setting is New Orleans, still suffering from the devastation of Katrina, where a ferryboat explodes killing hundreds of people. ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms) agent Doug Carlin (Denzel Washington) is brought into the investigation of the 'accident' when he discovers elements that suggest the explosion was the act of a terrorist. Agent Pryzwarra (a very fat Val Kilmer) and his team of secretive experts (Adam Goldberg, Elden Henson, Erika Alexander and Bruce Greenwood) introduce Doug to a highly sophisticated machine that coordinates cameras and heat detectors from satellites and security cameras that is able to mix images and reveal the past - a tricky means of examining a crime scene ex post facto to capture the perpetrators. Spurred on with Doug's discovery of a beautiful female body (Paula Patton) washed up from the water before the explosion, Doug examines all the evidence, observing the replay of the days leading up to the explosion, and finally asks to be placed in a time machine to return to the scene in hopes of altering the inevitable and unmasking the terrorist (Jim Caviezel). How this occurs forms the climax of the film, and while many viewers may have trouble swallowing the time travel aspect, the action is so tight and the technique of creating the incident so convincing that few viewers will fail to be wholly involved. The cast is excellent, beginning with Denzel Washington as a terrific lead to the work of Jim Caviezel and all the more minor roles in between. The musical score by Harry Gregson-Williams and the cinematography by DP Paul Cameron heighten the tension of this exciting suspense movie. Grady Harp

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What a piece of junk!

    I saw this movie in the theater and I found the whole thing to be tedious and ridiculous.

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