Deja Vu (1985)

Genres - Fantasy  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Fantasy, Supernatural Thriller  |   Release Date - May 31, 1985 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka

Similar to the 1991 Dead Again starring Kenneth Branagh, this story of reincarnation and murder also features two couples who meet again in a new lifetime. Brooke Ashley (Jaclyn Smith) is a ballerina and Michael Richardson (Nigel Terry) is her lover, and they both perish in a fire that destroys their home. Fifty years go by, and Gregory Thomas (Terry), a screenwriter, sees an old film clip of Ashley who could easily pass for his fiancee Maggie Rogers (Smith). Intrigued by this coincidence, he starts to research a screenplay on the ballerina's life, and to help get more material, he visits a medium (Shelley Winters) who used to know her. The medium reveals that Gregory is the reincarnation of the dead Richardson -- which means the former couple is back together again. Before any celebration is in order, some of the increasingly sinister mystery of how and why the couple died in the long-ago fire has to be cleared up.



reincarnation, fiancee, murder, screenwriter, supernatural, tragic-love, spiritualism