Deja Vu (2006) Poster


Denzel Washington: Doug Carlin



  • Doug Carlin : Everything you have, you lose, right? Mother, father - gone. Good looks, Pryzwarra? - gone. Loved ones gone in a second. That's what this job teaches you, isn't it? No matter what, no matter how hard you grab onto something - you still lose it, right?

  • Doug Carlin : What if you had to tell someone the most important thing in the world, but you knew they'd never believe you?

    Claire Kuchever : I'd try.

  • Carroll Oerstadt : You think you know what's coming? You don't have a clue.

    Doug Carlin : I know where you're going. I know you're gonna be away for a long time. I know that.

    Carroll Oerstadt : This case will never even go to trial.

    Doug Carlin : No?

    Carroll Oerstadt : 'Cause I seen what's coming.

    Doug Carlin : Did... Have you? What? What is in this glass? You've seen what's coming, huh? Okay, what's coming? You tell me.

    Carroll Oerstadt : I told you earlier I have a destiny, a purpose. Satan reasons like man, but God thinks of eternity. Well, I prostrate myself before a world that's going to hell in a handbag, 'cause in all eternity, I am here and I will be remembered. That's destiny. A bomb has a destiny, a predetermined fate set by the hand of its creator, and anyone who tries to alter that destiny will be destroyed. Anyone who tries to stop it from happening will cause it to happen, and that's what you don't understand. We're not here to coexist. I'm here to win. So you'd better have some divine intervention, buddy. You're gonna need it.

    Doug Carlin : You'd better have some K-Y. You're gonna need it.

  • Doug Carlin : I'll speak slow, so those of you with Ph.D.'s in the room can understand.

  • Doug Carlin : Well, you can be wrong a million times. You only gotta be right once.

  • Doug Carlin : For all of my career, I've been trying to catch people after they do something horrible. For once in my life, I'd like to catch somebody BEFORE they do something horrible, all right? Can you understand that?

  • [last lines] 

    Claire Kuchever : What if you had to tell someone the most important thing in the world, but you knew they'd never believe you?

    Doug Carlin : I'd try.

    [Doug turns on the radio and the Beach Boys song from earlier plays, and he give Claire an odd look] 

    Doug Carlin : Nah...

  • Denny : You know you don't have to do this.

    Doug Carlin : What if I already have?

  • Doug Carlin : Is she alive or is she dead?

    Denny : Alright: Life, like time and space, is not merely a local phenomenon.

    Doug Carlin : [Screaming]  Oh Alright! Am I asking a hard question?

    Denny : [Muttering]  Looks like I picked a bad week to stop snorting hash.

    Doug Carlin : I'll tell you what: I will speak slow so that those of you with Ph.D's in the room can understand. Here, look. Here's a monitor, right?

    [Throws a chair against the monitor, breaking it] 

    Doug Carlin : Now the monitor is broken. It's dead. It's not temporarily transitioned to another state of entropy, it's *dead*. Right. Now is *she* alive or is she *dead*?

    Denny : She's alive.

    Doug Carlin : Alright. Now we're getting somewhere.

  • Shanti : We used *huge* amounts of energy to create this image!

    Doug Carlin : Alright, how huge?

    Denny : Well you remember that little blackout we had a few years back, we blamed Canada, Canada blamed Michigan...

    Doug Carlin : Half the northeast. You're saying you guys...

    Denny : 50 million homes?

    Gunnars : [raises hand]  My bad!

    Denny : Well, I still say we blame Canada, but...

  • Doug Carlin : Satan reasons like a man but God thinks of eternity.

  • Agent Pryzwarra : It's not your fault she dies.

    Doug Carlin : Well, that's one theory.

  • Doug Carlin : [watching Pryzwarra write the note]  ... 2 L's. Surveilling, 2 L's.

    Denny : [sarcastic laugh]  ... since this is such a tremendous waste of taxpayer money, the least we could do is get the spelling right.

    Shanti : That's not necessarily true. Branching Universe Theory holds you can do...

    Denny : Ohhh... Branching... Universe... Theory... ohhh, no no no.

    Shanti : Alright, I'll show you. The traditional view of time is linear, like a river, flowing from the past towards the future.

    Doug Carlin : But you can change the course of a river, right?

    Shanti : Exactly. Introduce a significant enough event at any point in this river and you create a new branch, still flowing toward the future, but along a different route. Changed.

    Denny : Yeah, but that river is the Mississippi and we're lobbing what amounts to a pebble into it. That's a very few tiny ripples in a kind of big body of water, don't you think?

    Shanti : Traditionalist.

    Agent Pryzwarra : Say we do create this new branch. What happens to the old one to this one?

    Denny : [referring to Shanti]  ... Ask the radical!

    Shanti : Well, it might continue parallel to the new branch. Most likely, it ceases to exist.

    Denny : The idea is we cease to exist, alright? Or this version of us, anyway. Umm, we never came here, we didn't meet Doug, we don't remember it ever happening.

    Agent Pryzwarra : Well, that's worth 10 billion right there.

  • Doug Carlin : He's gonna kill her. In twelve hours, he's gonna kill her.

    Jack McCready : He killed her four days ago! You were at the funeral, what's wrong with you?

  • Doug Carlin : This is not surveillance. This is the actual past.

    Agent Pryzwarra : Yes.

  • Agent Pryzwarra : It's a brand new program. It's called Snow White. Our primary data comes from seven orbiting satellites but at any given time as many as four are surveilling one area. It's like having multiple eyewitnesses, each with their own vantage point.

    Doug Carlin : Snow White...

    [pauses to watch video] 

    Doug Carlin : ... but which one of the seven dwarves can explain to me how you get the audio?

  • Harbor Cop : Put your hands in the air and step out of the vehicle now!

    Doug Carlin : We get out now, everybody dies.

    Harbor Cop : You have until the count of three!

    Doug Carlin : Hit it.

  • Doug Carlin : Brace yourselves, I think you're about to witness a murder.

  • Doug Carlin : Is she dead or alive?

  • Agent Pryzwarra : [about a handwritted note]  Would've been a lot faster if you'd written it yourself.

    Doug Carlin : Right. Then I recognize my *own* handwriting and the universe blows up.

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