Déjà Vu (film) Called in to recover evidence after a bomb sets off a cataclysmic explosion on a New Orleans ferry, ATF agent Doug Carlin is about to discover that what most people believe is only in their heads is actually something far more powerful—and will lead him on a mind-bending race to save hundreds of innocent people. As Carlin’s investigation deepens, it not only probes through the very fabric of space and time using top-secret surveillance techniques that can look back in time but it becomes an innovative love story that unfolds in reverse when Carlin discovers his puzzling emotional connection to a woman whose past holds the key to stopping a catastrophe that could destroy their future. There remains the question: Can he alter an event that has already happened? Directed by Tony Scott. A Touchstone Pictures/Jerry Bruckheimer Films production. Released on November 22, 2006. Stars Denzel Washington (Doug Carlin), Val Kilmer (Andrew Pryzwarra), Jim Caviezel (Carroll Oerstadt), Bruce Greenwood (Jack McCready), Paula Patton (Claire Kuchever), Adam Goldberg (Denny), Elden Henson (Gunnars), Erika Alexander (Shanti). 126 min. Filming took place in post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans, and the credits include the statement “This film is dedicated to the strength and enduring spirit of the people of New Orleans.” The filming was set to begin in the fall of 2005, but Katrina hit in August and the film had to be put on indefinite hold. By early 2006, the city had begun to rebuild its infrastructure and the film company became the first to start shooting in New Orleans post-Katrina. The filmmakers leased the Alvin Stumpf Ferry and filmed on it and the Mississippi River for over a month, climaxing with a huge simulated pyrotechnic explosion with flames reaching 350 feet high in the middle of the Mississippi under the Crescent City Connection bridge. Fifteen cameras filmed the explosion from different angles. In order to prevent undue alarm at the flaming spectacle, New Orleans media warned the public in advance. Filmed in Super 35 Scope.