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Return to Me (2000)

A man who falls in love with the woman who received his wife's heart must decide which woman it is who holds his heart.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Emmett McFadden
Joe Dayton (as James Belushi)
William Bronder ...
Adam Dayton
Karson Pound ...
Karson Dayton


The film opens with a loving husband and wife preparing for a very important fund raising dinner. The evening ends with the loss of the wife. In a hospital a weak young woman who may die soon if she can not get a new heart. Jump ahead one year the young woman received a heart and is trying to adjust to a life no longer counted by hours or days, she can actually make plans. The grieving husband and his dog are still trying to adjust to life without his wife. His friends keep trying to pry him from his "work is my life" existence by setting him up on blinds dates. Finally he actually shows up for one at an Irish-Italian restaurant where he finds himself more attracted to the waitress than his blind date. He finds an excuse to return to the restaurant in hopes of seeing the waitress again, there's just something attractive about her. Unknown to both the attraction they both feel for one another is Grace has the heart of Bob's dead wife. What can you say after that! Carroll O'Connor says ... Written by Gremma

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For the strength to be strong; for the will to carry on; for everything you do; for everything that's true; I turn to you. See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

7 April 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Distance Calls  »

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Box Office


$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,820,836 (USA) (7 April 2000)


$32,662,299 (USA) (15 September 2000)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The role of Joe Dayton was originally offered to Jon Favreau. He declined, citing the fact that he did not want to portray a supporting character. Jim Belushi then accepted. See more »


When Angelo is getting ready to roll his bowling ball (the $10 shot that Charlie is IN on), you see the person right next to him in lane 13 bowl a strike and knock down all the pins. Then a split second later as Angelo rolls his ball, there are six pins standing on lane 13. See more »


Megan Dayton: Grace has Bob's dead wife's heart!
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References The Godfather (1972) See more »


But Not for Me
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Performed by Benny Carter and His Orchestra
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User Reviews

Wholesome and captivating!
5 September 2005 | by (Glendale, California) – See all my reviews


This beautiful, charming love story drew me in immediately with its lovable characters and heart-warming romance. I became so attached to the characters throughout the film that I felt as if I knew them personally. The storyline is very enchanting, and it brought me to tears in several touching moments. Duchovny and Driver have a very cute, chaste relationship that you can't help getting involved in. This one's worth watching more than once, and showing to all your friends. I'm just curious, why wasn't this a big hit?

I give this a 10 out of 10! Spectacular film! (And this is coming from a guy who thinks that 9 out of 10 movies aren't even worth watching.)

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