Taglines: Their passion crosses the boundaries of time.
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 (Nigel Terry), a screenwriter, sees an old film clip of Ashley who could easily pass for his fiancee Maggie Rogers (Jaclyn 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.
Déjà Vu is a motion picture released in 1985, produced by Cannon Films. The film, an adaptation of the novel Always, by Trevor Meldal-Johnsen, is a reincarnation love story, directed by Anthony B. Richmond, and written by Richmond, Ezra D. Rappaport, and Arnold Anthony Schmidt. The film stars Jaclyn Smith, Claire Bloom, Nigel Terry and Shelley Winters.
Déjà Vu (1985)
Directed by: Anthony B. Richmond
Starring: Jaclyn Smith, Nigel Terry, Shelley Winters, Claire Bloom, Richard Kay, Marianne Stone, Michael Ladkin, Josephine Buchan
Screenplay by: Ezra D. Rappaport
Production Design by: Tony Woollard
Cinematography by: David Holmes
Film Editing by: Richard Trevor
Costume Design by: Marit Allen
Set Decoration by: Joanne Woollard
Art Direction by: John Siddall
Music by: Pino Donaggio
Distributed by: The Cannon Group
Release Date: May 11, 1985