Chances Are (1989)

PG   |    |  Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

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A reincarnated man unknowingly falls in love with his own daughter from his previous life. Once he realizes this, he tries to end their relationship before angels erase his memory.




  • Robert Downey Jr. and Cybill Shepherd in Chances Are (1989)
  • Robert Downey Jr. and Ryan O'Neal in Chances Are (1989)
  • Robert Downey Jr. and Emile Ardolino in Chances Are (1989)
  • Robert Downey Jr. in Chances Are (1989)
  • Mike Lobell in Chances Are (1989)
  • Cybill Shepherd in Chances Are (1989)

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19 April 2004 | harry-76
| Charming Romantic Comedy
Writers Perry and Randy Howze crafted a very engaging little story in "Chances Are."

Using the idea of a reincarnated man who happens to return to his former wife's home many years later, the plot takes unexpected, delightful turns.

Twenty four year old Robert Downey, Jr. renders a delightful performance, ably assisted by Cybil Shepherd as the widow and Ryan O'Neal as a good friend.

This trio has just the right chemistry for this caper, playing off one another with a graceful style. I've watched this film a number of times on tv, and each time found it most enjoyable.

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Box Office


$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,664,386 12 March 1989

Gross USA:


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