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Déjà Vu

Year : 2006 Director : Tony Scott Running Time : 126 minutes Genre : , , , , , , ,
Movie review score
4/5

Déjà Vu (stylised onscreen without accents)[3] is a 2006 American science fiction thriller film directed by Tony Scott, written by Bill Marsilii and Terry Rossio, and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. The film stars Denzel Washington, Paula Patton, Jim Caviezel, Val Kilmer, Adam Goldberg and Bruce Greenwood. It involves an ATF agent who travels back in time in attempts to prevent a domestic terrorist attack that takes place in New Orleans and to save a woman with whom he falls in love. Filming took place in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.[4]

The film was premiered in New York City on November 20, 2006, and released widely in the United States and Canada two days later on November 22, 2006. It received mixed reviews from critics, and earning $64 million in the United States and $180 million worldwide. It was the 23rd most successful film worldwide for 2006. The film was nominated for five awards, and also won the Golden Reel Award.

 

Plot

On Mardi Gras in New Orleans, the ferry Sen. Alvin T. Stumpf is carrying hundreds of U.S. Navy sailors and their families across the Mississippi River from their base to the city. Suddenly, the ferry explodes and sinks, killing 543 passengers and crew members. Special Agent Douglas Carlin (Denzel Washington) from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATF) is sent to investigate and discovers evidence of a bomb planted by a domestic terrorist. Arriving at the scene he hears his unique ring tone coming from a nearby body bag. He then meets with local investigators and FBI Special Agent Paul Pryzwarra (Val Kilmer), and informs them of his findings. He learns about a charred body pulled from the river, identified as Claire Kuchever (Paula Patton). Unlike the other bodies from the ferry, though, this one was killed before the explosion.

Pryzwarra is impressed with Doug’s detective expertise, and asks him to join a newly formed governmental detective unit whose first case is to investigate the bombing. Led by Dr. Alexander Denny (Adam Goldberg), they investigate the events before the explosion by using a program called “Snow White”, which enables them to look into the past (4 days, 6 hours, 3 minutes, 45 seconds, 14.5 nanoseconds) in detail by using several satellites to form a triangulated image of events. The system is limited in that they can only see past events once; there is no fast forwarding or rewinding, although they can record everything in the process. Convinced that Claire is a vital link, Doug persuades them to focus on her. While investigating Claire’s past through “Snow White”, the bomber calls her to buy the SUV that she has for sale so he can use it for the bomb. Although he doesn’t buy her car, the “Snow White” team now knows exactly where and when the terrorist was during the call.

Doug finds out “Snow White” is actually a time window, and can send inanimate objects into the past. Despite Denny’s protests against tampering with the past, Doug has the team send a note back to his past self with the time and place to stop the ferry bomber. Instead, his partner Larry Minuti gets the note and while following up on it he is shot by the terrorist, and setting up his death in the present. The team attempts to follow the terrorist, who takes Minuti with him, but he moves outside of “Snow White”‘s range. However, Doug is able to follow him in the present using a “Snow White” like helmet that increases the machine’s range, and able to track him to the terrorist’s home. In the past time, Minuti regains consciousness, but is killed and burned by the terrorist. Still needing a vehicle big enough to hold the bomb (and is not riddled with bullet holes) the terrorist goes to Claire’s address, kidnaps her and takes her car.

Using face recognition technology the ferry bomber is identified and taken into custody. He turns out to be Carroll Oerstadt (Jim Caviezel), angry at the military after being turned down by both Marines and Army, because their psychological profiling showed he was psychologically unstable. Considering the case now closed, the government shuts down the “Snow White” investigation. Despite the killer having been caught, Claire and the ferry victims remain dead, which unsettles Doug since he is convinced that the “Snow White” team can actually alter history. Doug convinces Denny to do one last experiment, that is: send Doug to the past to save Claire and stop the bombing; a risky procedure, since no human has ever been sent back. Doug survives the trip, especially because he was sent back to a hospital emergency room, where they were able to revive him. He subsequently stops Claire from being murdered by Oerstadt in his very house.

However, Doug goes to the ferry where he attempts to diasarm the bomb but Oerstadt finds and takes Claire hostage. A brutal gun fight ensues which culminates with Doug attempting to negotiate with Oerstadt but his ‘unloaded’ pistol actually had a round hidden in the chamber allowing him to catch Oerstadt off guard and kill him. He gets in the car with Claire but police surround the vehicle and threaten to open fire if they don’t get out. To save everyone, Doug and Claire purposely drive the bomb SUV off the end of the ferry before it explodes. Claire escapes after being freed from her bonds but Doug, unable to get out of the vehicle, dies in the underwater explosion. As Claire mourns Doug’s death, she is approached by an identical Doug Carlin, the one from her present who consoles her.

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