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Message in a Bottle (1999)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 12 February 1999 (USA)
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A woman discovers a tragic love letter in a bottle on a beach, and is determined to track down its author.

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Theresa Osborne (as Robin Wright Penn)
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Johnny Land
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Lina Paul
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Charlie Toschi
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Marta Land
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Hank Land
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Alva
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Andy
Richard Hamilton ...
Chet
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Helen at the B&B
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David Osborne
Susan Brightbill ...
Catherine Land Blake
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Storyline

A woman finds a romantic letter in a bottle washed ashore and tracks down the author, a widowed shipbuilder whose wife died tragically early. As a deep and mutual attraction blossoms, the man struggles to make peace with his past so that he can move on and find happiness. Written by CJ

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letter | bottle | love | beach | jogging | See All (35) »

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A story of love lost and found.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »
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12 February 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mensaje de amor  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,852,976 (USA) (12 February 1999)

Gross:

$52,799,004 (USA) (7 May 1999)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

After the scene where Kevin Costner gets involved in a fight, his lip is bleeding. He puts his hand to it and looks at the blood. This was not part of the script. Another actor, Steve Mellor (Man on Dock) was scripted to pull Costner away from the fight from behind. When Mellor's arms came around, he accidentally gave Costner a bloody lip. After the take, Mellor apologized to Costner for the accident. Costner said not to worry about it; that he ended up turning it into something. And, in fact, the director ended up using that shot. See more »

Goofs

When Garret is typing the last letter to Catherine to tell her about Theresa, the first word he types is "It". When the letter is read in voiceover, it starts out with the word "My". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jason Osborne: [disembarking] Where are they?
Theresa Osborne: Um... You know, they're probably just running late, they'll be here baby.
Jason Osborne: I see 'em. Daddy! Daddy!
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Written by Sinéad Lohan
Performed by Sinéad Lohan
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Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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9 out of 10... Loved it!
8 April 2005 | by (Las Vegas, Nevada) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed the peacefulness of the surroundings. The beautiful foggy mornings near the ocean is an all natural calmer. Just overall a wonderful movie. Very moving. Each of us Have loved or will have loved so deeply as to make our very souls leap into unfathomable joy. This movie grabs hold of the heart of the viewer and keeps you intrigued from the beginning to the end. It engages the inner self to want to reach out, take hold of life and love with the clarity to which we all want to be loved. It reminds us when you love, let it be always unconditional. Let it be forever. A well written movie. One, every person should take time to see.


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