Genre: Action / Sci-Fi / Thriller / Romance
Release Dates: November 22, 2006
Official Websites: dejavu.movies.com
Production Company: Jerry Bruckheimer Films / Scott Free Productions
An ATF agent travels back in time to save a woman from becoming a murder victim, falling in love with her during the process. It is déjà vu that unexpectedly guides ATF agent Doug Carlin (Denzel Washington) through an investigation into a shattering crime. Called in to recover evidence after a bomb sets off a cataclysmic explosion on a New Orleans Ferry, Carlin is about to discover that what most people believe is only in their heads is actually something far more powerful – and will lead him on a mind-bending race to save hundreds of innocent people. Via a unique "time window" device that allows him to observe events in the past, he finds a way to travel back in time to prevent her murder as well as avert a major terrorist incident.
Crew: Tony Scott (director); Terry Rossio, Bill Marsilii (writers); Jerry Bruckheimer (producer); Don Ferrarone, Pat Sandston (associate producer); Ted Elliott, Chad Oman, Jason Reed, Terry Rossio, Mike Stenson, Barry H. Waldman (executive producers)
Cast: Denzel Washington as Doug Carlin, Bruce Greenwood as Jack McCready, Douglas M. Griffin as Dock Worker, Justin L. Hodges as Soldier, James Huang as ATF Agent, David Jensen as Ferry Official, Freddie Johnson as Harbor Patrol Asst. Chief, Val Kilmer as Agent Pryzwarra, Bill Ladd as Coast Guardsman, Adam Goldberg as Denny, James Caviezel as Oerstadt, Paula Patton as Claire Kuchever
Studio: Buena Vista Pictures
Film Fetish trivia:
Deja Vu went through pre-production in New Orleans. However, just weeks before production began, Hurricane Katrina devastated the city. With the location in ruins, the crew made the decision to find a new shooting location. Weeks later, canceling the movie altogether was in talks. Finally, three months after the hurricane, the film returned to New Orleans, Louisiana and began pre-production once again, aiding in the city’s come back.
Deja Vu marks the third pairing for actor Denzel Washington and director Tony Scott, having previously worked on Crimson Tide in 1995 and Man on Fire in 2004.