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Random Hearts (1999)

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After the death of their loved ones in a tragic plane crash Harrison Ford and Kristin Scott Thomas find each others' keys in each others loved ones' possessions and realize that they were ... See full summary »



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After the death of their loved ones in a tragic plane crash Harrison Ford and Kristin Scott Thomas find each others' keys in each others loved ones' possessions and realize that they were having an affair and must figure out all the details. Written by Andy Heitz

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In a perfect world...they never would have met.


Drama | Mystery | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brief violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 October 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ahava Mikreat  »

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$64,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,012,585 (USA) (8 October 1999)


SGD 155,586 (Singapore) (28 January 2000)

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This is the only film in which Harrison Ford plays a character who wears an earring, as the actor does in real life. See more »


The news anchors delivering the news of the plane crash report that the airplane was a Boeing 737, and a short time later rescue boats and helicopters are seen surrounding the tail section of a 737 sticking out of the bay. However, in an earlier scene, a TV in the background shows a news report containing what we are led to believe is footage of the crash site, and the airplane in the news footage is a jet with rear-mounted engines and a horizontal stabilizer mounted at the top of the tail - not the 737 shown in the later scene but probably a McDonnell Douglas DC-9 or MD-80. See more »


Dutch Van Den Broeck: You're supposed to be nice to me. I've been shot.
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Killing Me with Kindness
Written by Marc Ferrari and Brad Bailey
Performed by Lorraine Lewis, Marc Ferrari and Brad Bailey
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An intriguing story with a clever twist
27 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

I admit I have been a fan of Harrison Ford for many, many years now so it didn't surprise me that I enjoyed his performance here. But I also enjoyed the way the storyline developed and thought the casting was well done. I don't know whether I "buy into" Kristin Scott Thomas as a Congresswoman but she is a fine actress and a beautiful woman. I took notice of her in the first Mission Impossible. Although her part was small she stuck out on the screen.

Here her and Ford play people whose spouses are killed in an airplane crash. They are seated together and this is where the plot takes off. Apparently Ford, a police detective in Wash D.C., discovers that his wife was having an affair. He further discovers that the affair was with the husband of a New England Congresswoman.

The story takes on many subplots as Ford and Thomas find themselves drawn together by revelations of their marriages, the uncovering of deceipt, and the pure grief and anger over the loss of a loved one.

I think the movie is worthwhile either renting or catching on cable.

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