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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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Mimi Prager
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Ron Wachter
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Janice Guerrero
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Greg Janello
Lisa Carpenter-Prewitt ...
Carol Wilson
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T.V. Announcer
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CNN Reporter
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Donna
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Joey Janello
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Scott Janello
Juan Garcia ...
Kevin Walters (as Juan García)
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Ellen Seitz
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Jim Willer
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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  »

Box Office

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,423,716 (USA) (17 November 2000)

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$36,779,296 (USA) (5 January 2001)
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Tony Goldwyn (Greg) and Joe Morton (Jim) appeared in Scandal (2012) starring Kerry Washington. Tony played the President, who is Washington's love interest, and Joe played Washington's father. See more »

Goofs

While Buddy and Abby are making love the watch on her wrist disappears and reappears. See more »

Quotes

Buddy Amaral: You only took 2 puffs of your last one.
Abby: That's cause I don't really smoke. Yeah, well, last year I started chewing the gum, you know? Because my friend, Donna, she was trying to quit smoking and she found that the gum was soothing to the nerves. So I started chewing it, then I got hooked on the gum and then I got TMJ from the chewing. So this is just to get me off the gum. I'm 10 days off the gum.
Buddy Amaral: Sounds like a good plan. Next week you'll be on heroin.
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Connections

Referenced in Will & Grace: Whatever Happened to Baby Gin? (2006) See more »

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Here With Me
Written by Dido (as Dido Armstrong), Pascal Gabriel and Paul Statham
Performed by Dido
Courtesy of Cheeky Records, London/Arista Records, Inc.
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15 May 2001 | by (London/England) – See all my reviews

Don Roos directs and writes this enjoyable romantic comedy which stars Ben Affleck and Gwyneth Paltrow who meet up by fate in this film. They are both great as Buddy Amaral and Abby Janello and have some good chemistry in the film. (Well, they did used to be couple.) Tony Goldwyn is also puts in a small but good performance as Abby's husband Greg Janello. Bounce is an enjoyable film. Don't expect anything to extravagant but you will be satisfied. I give Bounce a 7/10


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