Deja Vu

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

Deja Vu (Touchstone Movie)

“Deja Vu” is a sci-fi action thriller film released in 2006, directed by Tony Scott. The movie stars Denzel Washington as Doug Carlin, an ATF agent who is investigating a terrorist bombing of a ferry in New Orleans. During his investigation, Carlin discovers that a new experimental government technology allows him to see and examine events from the past in real-time, almost as if experiencing déjà vu.

The story takes a fascinating twist when Carlin becomes obsessed with solving the case and preventing the tragedy from happening. He collaborates with a team of scientists led by Claire Kuchever (played by Paula Patton) and uses the unique “Time Window” technology to go back in time and alter the events leading up to the bombing.

As Carlin delves deeper into the investigation and his connection with the victim, he starts to question the concept of fate and free will. He must confront ethical dilemmas and the consequences of tampering with the past to prevent a tragic event. The film keeps audiences on the edge of their seats with its intense action sequences, mind-bending time travel plot, and gripping suspense.

“Deja Vu” skillfully combines elements of crime investigation, science fiction, and action, creating a captivating and thought-provoking narrative. Denzel Washington delivers a compelling performance as a determined and resourceful agent, driving the movie forward with his charisma and intensity.

The film’s director, Tony Scott, infuses “Deja Vu” with his signature visual style, creating stunning and immersive sequences that keep viewers engaged throughout. The plot explores the themes of time, destiny, and the ripple effects of actions, leading to a thought-provoking and emotionally resonant experience.

Additional Details


  • Denzel Washington: ATF Special Agent Douglas Carlin
  • Paula Patton: Claire Kuchever
  • Jim Caviezel: Carroll Oerstadt
  • Val Kilmer: FBI Special Agent Paul Pryzwarra
  • Adam Goldberg: Dr. Alexander Denny
  • Elden Henson: Gunnars
  • Erika Alexander: Shanti
  • Bruce Greenwood: FBI Special Agent-in-Charge Jack McCready
  • Matt Craven: ATF Special Agent Larry Minuti
  • Donna Scott: Beth
  • Elle Fanning: Abbey
  • Enrique Castillo: Claire’s father


  • Director: Tony Scott
  • Producers: Jerry Bruckheimer
  • Writers: Bill Marsili and Terry Rossio

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