Chances Are

Synopsis: Louie Jeffries is happily married to Corinne. On their first anniversary, Louie is killed crossing the road. Louie is reincarnated as Alex Finch, and twenty years later, fate brings Alex and Louie's daughter, Miranda, together. It's not until Alex is invited to Louie's home that he begins to remember his former life, wife and best friend. Of course, there's also the problem that he's attracted to Louie's/his own daughter.
Director(s): Emile Ardolino
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination.
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108 min

Chances are cos

I wear a silly grin.

The moment you come into view.

Chances are you think that

I'm in love with you.

Just because my

composure sorta slips.

The moment that your

lips meet mine.

Chances are you think my

heart's your valentine.

In the magic of moonlight.

When sigh hold me close, dear.

Chances are you believe the

stars that fill the skies.

Are in my eyes.

Guess you feel you'll always be.

The one and only one for me.

And if you think you could.

Well, chances are Your chances are.

Awfully good


There's something

I have to tell you.


I'm in love with Corinne.

I know.

Dearly beloved, we are gathered

together here in the sight of God

and in the face of this company

to join together this man and

this woman in holy matrimony,

which is an honourable

state, instituted of God...

Washington DC Enactment of the Civil

Rights Bill by July 4th was assured today

when Representative Howard Smith

announced a meeting of the

House Rules Committee.

Mr Smith a Virginia Democrat

made his announcement only 24 hours

before the majority of Congress



Happy anniversary!

- You're dressed.

- Yeah, but I don't have to be.

Well, get undressed and get back

in bed. I have something for you.

- Well, can't you give it to me here?

- No, I want to give it to you there.

Come on!


No, Louie. That's not

the way I planned it.

So this is a planned thing.

Yes. I wanted to be here in bed when I

gave you your anniversary present, because

this is where it was made.

We're having a baby?

A baby?!


To be happy for the rest of your life

Never make a pretty woman your wife.

Though from my

personal point of view


I started without you.

Happy anniversary!

What is this?

A cherry tree. And it

promises to bear fruit.

- Which is more than I can say for you two!

- You shouldn't have.

To my two favourite people.


We're having a baby.

How are we going to break

the news to Louie?


- Are you working today?

- Lady Bird's launching a new petunia bed.

I'm the lucky stiff who gets to

cover it. Not to be missed!

- Big interview? - Yes, I'm

interviewing Lady Bird's gardener.

Philip, I think we'll

call the tree George.


- Philip!

- Hey, now don't forget. 8 o'clock.

Remember my cousin Ann?

She was at our wedding?

- The one with the overbite?

- She's having them worked on!

She's coming up from

Charlottesville for the weekend.

- Maybe the four of us could get together.

- Louie...!

- Well, OK. Just thought I'd ask.

- Don't ask.

Good time...


Mr Jeffries! Come in.

Come in, come in!

She is going to love these.

An excellent choice.

Give my regards to your wife.

And happy anniversary!

In view of the testimony of the

witness and the arguments of counsel,

I have decided to grant the defendant's

motion to suppress the evidence.

Permission to approach the

bench, Judge Fenwick.


Your Honour, I won't have a case.

Without that evidence, the counts

against Tony Bonino are out the window.

I have to follow the rules

of evidence, Louie.

In my judgement a search

warrant was required,

therefore the evidence

is inadmissible.

But he'll be back on the streets.

We know Bonino is one of the most

cunning and powerful individuals

in organised crime.

Are you quite through?

Court is adjourned.


Listen, I've got something here.

- It's a tip or something.

- Yeah? What is it?

- Something on Bonino.

- Bonino?

- Interested huh?

- Oh, yes, I'm interested!

The beach, Roosevelt Island. 6.30.

Judge Fenwick! My God!

- Excuse me.

- Yes? Hi.

I have to get out of here.

How do I get back?

You just got here, hon.

You haven't been processed.

You'll get back. It just

takes a little while.

- Wait at the end of the line, please.

- Uh, look, you don't understand.

I have to get back to my wife.

She's pregnant.

And my best friend, Philip...

he'll be lost without me.

And my job. I'll lose my job, my

dinner reservations, my life.

We understand those

things here. We really do.

Come with me.

Thanks. I've been feeling

very strange lately.

What do you expect? Your body's a cream

sauce all over Wisconsin Avenue!

Here it is, end of the line. Thank

you very much, and please wait.

How are you doing? Fine?


- No, no, no. You're making a scene.

- Cori...!

All right, all right!

Come with me.

Good. Just one more thing...


Here's your shot. Hold still.


Omar? Omar!

Hopeless case of attachment.

- They'll take care of you here.

- Thanks. Thanks a lot.

I need to go to Washington DC.

That's in North America.

I know where Washington is,

thank you. Boy or a girl?

- What's that?

- You want to be reborn a boy or a girl?

I don't want to be reborn at all.

I want to go home now, just as I am.

That's impossible. You're

between bodies right now.

Look, you're a soul, a spirit. The

only way to get back is to be reborn.

- You got a problem with that?

- I guess not.

- As I was saying, boy or girl?

- Boy.

- OK, there's an Eskimo woman giving birth...

- No, I don't want to be an Eskimo.

Son of an African chief. You'll

inherit ten wives on your 16th...

No! No, I have a wife.

OK. Uh, here's an

interesting situation.

Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills.

- Great location.

- No. East coast, OK? East coast.

Pool or trust fund?! We can get

you there in three months.

I can't wait!

You're really in

a hurry, huh? OK...

Cleveland. It's the closest

I've got to Washington.

There's a woman about to

deliver there, Marlene Finch.

- Fine!

- Her husband's name is Roger, who's an Elk.

- He owns a dry-cl...

- I'll take it!

Oh, OK. She's going into labour!

You'd better hurry.

How will we recognise each other?

Don't worry. Go, go, go!

Whoa! Whoa! Wait a minute!

I forgot! Your shot!

You go to... You need... I...

Omar? What happened?

- He had to run.

- He had to run?

And? And what, Omar? And what?

A... a...

And you... forgot to give

him his inoculation?

He can't go through

life without that.

Sally, please...

What if he remembers?

This is a pretty situation!

So you just assumed that

nobody at Yale University

or Yale Law School had any interest

in checking out these six books

in the last three months?

No, I just...

You are going to make some lawyer!

You owe eighty-seven dollars

and twenty-five cents.

87.25. Can I put that

on a credit card?

This isn't a boutique.

Cash only, or we'll

hold up your grades.

I don't have enough cash.

I'm... I'm going home right now

and my ride's waiting for me.

Mrs Handy? The rare books room.

- The Shakespeare folios.

- Yes, Alex. What about them?

They're fooling with the folios.

- Fooling with the folios?

- And fiddling too.

- Go! Go to them!

- Yes. Thank you.

I'll take over here.

Oh dear Oh! Good heavens

God, is she always that awful?



I'm sorry.

I just didn't have enough cash, and

she wouldn't take a credit card.

And... I can't get my grades.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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