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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  »

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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When Bob takes Grace to see the spectacular panoramic view of Chicago at night, he does so on the roof of 333 Wacker Drive in downtown Chicago. See more »


On the night that Bob loses his wife Elizabeth, her blood on his shirt remains bright red all night and never turns rust-colored, as real blood would as it dries out. See more »


Charlie Johnson: ...How many times do I have to tell you? I don't want no brown bananas!
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Here I Am
Written by Charlie Midnight (as Charley Midnight), Marc Swersky and Joseph Gian (as Joey Gian)
Produced by Nicholas Pike, Bonnie Hunt and Joseph Gian (as Joey Gian)
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Oh, Sweet mystery of life at last I've found thee...Destiny, that is.
13 June 2004 | by (Columbia, MO) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie with my mother, and I loved it! It was such a sweet story, (Not to mention funny because of the supporting cast!) They never make movies like this...ever! My favorite part is when Grace(Minnie Driver) finds out about her boyfriend's wife's death, and that she has the deceased wife's heart and she screams, "WHAT WAS GOD THINKING?" I do believe everyone(No matter who you believe in) has thoughts like that once in awhile. But while it's very sappy, it just might make you believe in true love and destiny for once and for all.(Sigh)

The comedic timing between Bonnie Hunt and Jim Belushi will just make you crack up(especially in the aforementioned scene, it's terrible, and yet so funny!). They make a good pair, and I hope to see them again in something soon. 10/10 Stars

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