Mr. Destiny (1990)

Mr. Destiny




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A dissatisfied businessman in the midst of a mid-life crisis encounters a magical bartender who shows him what might have been in this fantasy. With the bartender, the man tours the life he would have led had he won a high-school baseball game rather than striking out.

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: James Cruikshank, James Orr
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 3, 2002
Touchstone Pictures


as Larry Joseph Burrows

as Ellen Jane Burrows/R...

as Mike/Mr. Destiny

as Clip Metzler

as Niles Pender

as Leo Hansen

as Cindy Jo

as Jackie Earle

as Guzelman

as Harry Burrows

as Boswell

as Jewel Jagger

as Lewis Flick

as Ludwig

as Huge Guy

as Jerry Haskins

as Guest Stilton

as Nakamura

as Juanita

as Tom Robertson

as Maitre D'

as Wine Steward

as Truck Driver

as Young Larry

as Team Coach

as Young Jerry

as Young Clip

as Young Ellen

as Mr. Ripley

as Teammate

as Guest #1
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Critic Reviews for Mr. Destiny

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (7)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | October 12, 1990
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Audience Reviews for Mr. Destiny


Nice story concept, but it deserves to have some better actors. Not that James Belusci is terrible at what he does or anything, but he wouldn't exactly be my first choice to play the starring role of anything. The biggest gripe I have with this film, however, is not its bland cast, but the screenplay its founded upon. Whoever wrote it must have a pretty lame sense of humor, because it completely misses the mark in its attempts to be funny. The use of a voice-over narration wasn't such a bright idea either, especially with Belusci sounding as tired and lifeless as he does.

With all this mind, this is one of few movies I wouldn't mind seeing a re-make of. I guess, if that were to happen, that it'd become a re-make of a re-make though, as I read somewhere that the plot for this film has mainly been derived from the oldie It's A Wonderful Life. Be that as it may, I'm sticking to what I said, because it's always a shame when a good story has to suffer the hands of a less-than-brilliant cast and director. It's still an okay movie though, even if I now wish that I'd spent my time on something else.

Mike S

Super Reviewer

A delightful film.

Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer


A what if story that was pretty funny. I wish James Belushi did more movies. Michael Caine was in this as well.

Jason Spencer

Super Reviewer

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