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Deja Vu

Doug Carlin (Denzel Washington), an expert in firearms and explosives, is called in to look for clues after a horrific terrorist act. But his professional ethics and heart are torn when he is aided in the investigation by a secret surveillance system developed by the US government that allows agents to see into the past. Graphic and disturbing images, which mirror recent real-life tragedies, may be an uncomfortable D?j? Vu for audience members too. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C
Violence: D
Sexual Content: D
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 126
Theater Release: 21 Nov 2006
Video Release: 24 Apr 2007
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Claire’s father gives Doug a handful of pictures because he wants his daughter’s death to be important to the officer. Do you think things like victim impact statements and pictures affect crime investigations? What effect can they have on the public?

Although a surveillance system that police could use to solve a crime would have many benefits, what privacy issues would arise from the government being able to see into your home? Are there too many cameras and surveillance equipment in use now or should more be utilized to help deter criminals and protect citizens?

Can movies about terrorist acts inspire more of the same? Do you think moviemakers should shoulder any responsibility for fallout from their films?

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