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It's a movie where the main character has some sort of remote to control the last few seconds that happened (or a few days, but definitely not months or years).

It might appear that it could be Click starring Adam Sandler, but that movie is more of a comedy whereas the movie I am looking for is an action movie. It's not Next with Nicolas Cage either.

I remember a scene at the back where he prevented a bank robbery.

I remember the last part where the main character had to go back more than a few seconds, but that was for some reason hard or impossible; but he did it anyway.

  • So normally, they could only do a few seconds at a time? Do you remember whether it was something like a single-button device? Did it look like a regular TV remote? What sort of action did the protagonist get up to? – FuzzyBoots Jan 16 '18 at 14:19
  • Was it an actual remote? Next with Nicolas Cage the character has the ability to see a few seconds into the future and in the end uses that to determine something very far in the future. – JohnP Jan 16 '18 at 14:22
  • A few seconds or a few days, im not sure. But definitely not years or months. I don't remember much it's been years since I've seen this movie. I remember a scene at the back where he prevented a back robbery. – HatWearingKid Jan 16 '18 at 14:25
  • And it was definitely not Next ;) – HatWearingKid Jan 16 '18 at 14:25
  • There also was a Parker Lewis episod with a magic remote control, but it was a comedy too. Without the remote control element, that could be Next with Nicholas Cage (it's not really going back in time, but presented this way). – dna Jan 16 '18 at 14:31
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As mentioned in the comments, this certainly sounds like Slipstream (2005).

From Wikipedia:

Stuart Conway (Sean Astin) has developed a hand-held, cellphone-like time travel device called 'Slipstream' that allows the user to travel back in time 10 minutes by interfacing with a cellphone system regional antenna. At first, he uses the device primarily to try, albeit unsuccessfully, to arrange a date with a female bank clerk. [...]

During the fight, Stuart had been shot in the chest by a stray bullet. Before he dies, Stuart takes Sarah and himself back in time to before the bank robbery, and Sarah unsuccessfully tries to foil the heist. Unfortunately, Briggs takes the Slipstream device as a souvenir. Stuart and Sarah realize it's only a matter of time before Briggs and his cronies discover the true potential of the device. [...]

Near the end, as a passenger in the falling airplane, Stuart is able to reverse the entire sequence of events because, being airborne, he has access to many cellphone relay systems and therefore is not restricted to the 10-minute limit.

Here's the trailer, where you can notably see the bank robbery and the Slipstream device (here's a screenshot in case the video gets taken down):

  • This is it!!! Thank you so much! – HatWearingKid Dec 31 '19 at 10:56

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