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Bounce (2000)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 17 November 2000 (USA)
A man switches plane tickets with another man who dies in that plane in a crash. The man falls in love with the deceased one's wife.

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Carol Wilson
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Kevin Walters (as Juan García)
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Ellen Seitz
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Jim Willer
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Storyline

Buddy (Affleck) has just signed an airline in Chicago as a big client, but is ironically delayed at the airport waiting for a flight to LA on that same airline. He meets fellow passenger Greg, who opts to be bumped, even though it means missing an activity with his older son. When the flight gets resumed, Buddy thinks he's doing a good deed by swapping tickets with Greg so he can get home to his son. Sadly, the flight crashes. Buddy conspires with his friend, the ticket agent that night, to take his name off the passenger list and put Greg's on. Once he's back in LA, his new client dictates that the company run a series of feel-good ads about the crash. Buddy feels very hypocritical, and completely loses it when the commercials win a Cleo. After going through re-hab, he decides he needs to check on Greg's widow. But he doesn't plan on falling in love with her. Written by Tony B

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This October, fall in love with fate. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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17 November 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un vuelco del corazón  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,423,716, 19 November 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$36,779,296, 7 January 2001
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Trivia

The first major film release distributed digitally via satellite for public presentation (in an AMC theater in Times Square). See more »

Goofs

Buddy's sandwich during the meal after Abby clinches the deal. See more »

Quotes

Buddy Amaral: You know, I don't think I've ever bought a woman a grilled cheese, before.
Abby: Oh, yeah. Well, my kids love them, and after a while, you kinda get hooked.
Buddy Amaral: I'm sure they have a gum for that too.
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

The Christmas Song
Written by Mel Tormé and Robert Wells
Performed by The Drifters
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Productions
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Above average romance
7 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

What makes BOUNCE rise above the average of romantic films is the direction of Don Roos, who also made the eccentric THE OPPOSITE OF SEX. Here he avoids sappiness but every now and then the film gets quite melodramatic. However, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Affleck are surprisingly good and have a nice chemistry, in a good and warm date movie.

7/10


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