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Forces of Nature (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 19 March 1999 (USA)
A soon-to-be-married man encounters an exciting stranger after his plane suffers an accident on takeoff.

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Ben Holmes, a professional book-jacket blurbologist, is trying to get to Savannah for his wedding. He just barely catches the last plane, but a seagull flies into the engine as the plane is taking off. All later flights are cancelled because of an approaching hurricane, so he is forced to hitch a ride in a Geo Metro with an attractive but eccentric woman named Sarah. Written by Tim Horrigan <horrigan@aol.com>

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Why watch the Force when you can watch... Forces of Nature? See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sensuality, language and a scene of drug use | See all certifications »

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19 March 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fuerzas de la naturaleza  »

Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,510,728 (USA) (19 March 1999)

Gross:

$52,878,756 (USA) (2 July 1999)
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About a year after the release of the movie, Sandra Bullock actually did survive a plane crash when the corporate jet she was a passenger in skidded off the runway at the Jackson Hole, Wyoming airport. She was not injured in the crash. See more »

Goofs

When Ben and Alan drive to a New York City airport, they arrive at Dulles Airport outside Washington, DC, which has unmistakable architecture. See more »

Quotes

Ben Holmes: Sometimes the people we meet change us forever.
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Referenced in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) See more »

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A Rose By Any Other Name
Written by Holly Palmer, David Barratt, and Keny White
Performed by Hoilly Palmer
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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amazing chick flick
9 December 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

last nyt i stayed up to watch a movie called forces of nature.. i read the info on my TV guide first. but instead of seeing it was yet another chick flick and just going to bed.. i stayed up and decided to give it a chance, and i am damn happy i did. ben affleck plays "ben" a man about to get married and is on his way to the ceremony that takes place in 2 days.. while on his trip he encounters numurous problems.. one of these problems is sandra bullock's character "sarah".. instead of sarah being the typical, clumsy yet lovable, gorgeous yet geeky female we see in too many chick flicks.. she turns out to be an amazing complex character that made me fall in love with the film and her. Ben also encounters many people who discourage marriage, and after the has met the most amazing girl i have ever seen on the screen, will he get married or wont he?..

Amazing cinematography, a superb story line, and brilliant dialogue between characters, creates one of the best films i have seen in a while.. and i strongly advise you to watch this movie whenever u can.. or at least stay up when u see it on TV

Leon Warner-Bradshaw (age 16 and male lol)


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