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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:
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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A comedy straight from the heart. 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  »


Box Office


$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,820,836, 9 April 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$32,662,299, 17 September 2000
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


George Clooney was offered the role of Bob. See more »


In the bowl scene, Bob has a 66 going into the 10th frame. His high game to date is 67. He throws a gutter on the first ball, but a 3 on the second. Afterwards, in the restaurant, the banner says 68. It should show 69. See more »


Grace Briggs: [after accidentally slapping Bob for brushing her chest] Oh! I'm so sorry! I'm re... oh... Did you see anything?
Bob Rueland: [rubbing his cheek] I wasn't looking.
Grace Briggs: No, no, I know, but it's because I had a heart... I had a heart... I had a heartwarming dream about you.
Bob Rueland: Ugh! Must have a been a nightmare.
Grace Briggs: No. I mean, you were very...
Bob Rueland: Scary?
Grace Briggs: Sexy.
Bob Rueland: [grins] You had a sex dream about me?
Grace Briggs: No! I didn't have... I didn't have a sex dream about you. I just met you, I don't even know you. I'm really... sorry...
[kisses Bob]
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Spoofs The Godfather (1972) See more »


Good Mornin' Life
Music by Joseph Meyer
Lyrics by Robert Allen
Performed by Dean Martin
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David Duchovny shines!
28 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

David Duchovny shines in this movie! He refreshingly shows that he IS able to play other types of characters besides that of his trademark character, Fox Mulder.

Don't get me wrong, he is great in the X-Files, but it is about time we saw him in something that highlights his talents! All we ever see of him is the monotone "Fox Mulder, FBI".

He had the best performance in this movie because it was greatly different from others he has done. He showed kindness, charm, and humor. A rare thing you see from the X-Files hottie.

If you love David Duchovny and want to see him in something different than your usual alien hunting FBI agent, see this movie. He will take your breath away!

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