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Writer (WGA):
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17 November 2000 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Ben Affleck ... Buddy Amaral

Gwyneth Paltrow ... Abby Janello

Natasha Henstridge ... Mimi Prager

Edward Edwards ... Ron Wachter

Jennifer Grey ... Janice Guerrero

Tony Goldwyn ... Greg Janello
Lisa Carpenter-Prewitt ... Carol Wilson

Lisa Joyner ... T.V. Announcer

Richard Saxton ... CNN Reporter

Caroline Aaron ... Donna

David Dorfman ... Joey Janello

Alex D. Linz ... Scott Janello
Juan Garcia ... Kevin Walters (as Juan García)

Mary Ellen Lyon ... Ellen Seitz

Joe Morton ... Jim Willer
Thea Mann ... Karen

Matthew Frauman ... Luke

Sam Robards ... Todd Exner
Ty Murphy ... Josh
David McCharen ... Infinity Air Commercial Narrator (as Dave McCharen)
Julianne Christie ... Zola

Jeff Garlin ... Emcee

Johnny Galecki ... Seth
Nicole Tocantins ... Dionne
Ashley Montgomery ... Prom Girl

Erik Aude ... Prom Boy

Scott Alan Smith ... Jack

Mark Ankeny ... Tom

Julia Campbell ... Sue

Michael Laskin ... Frank Steadman
Michael Ayala ... Court T.V. Reporter

David St. James ... Judge
Don Amendolia ... Infinity Attorney
John Levin ... Janice's Attorney
Chris Harrison ... Chicago Anchor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael R Bowman ... Passengers Brother (uncredited)
Dan Braun ... Ticket Gent (uncredited)

Louis Per Bruno ... Reporter (uncredited)
Bob Casper ... Television Reporter (uncredited)

Katherine Disque ... Gate Attendant (uncredited)
Jeffrey M. Hoffman ... Videographer (uncredited)

Kimberley Kates ... Woman at Bar (uncredited)
Mike McIntosh ... Co-Pilot (uncredited)

Maureen Mendoza ... Flight Attendant (uncredited)

David Paymer ... Prosecuting Attorney Mandel (uncredited)

Alastair Surprise ... Airline Passenger (uncredited)

Andy Umberger ... Pilot (uncredited)

Directed by
Don Roos 
Writing credits
Don Roos (written by)

Produced by
Michael Besman .... producer
Alan C. Blomquist .... co-producer
Bobby Cohen .... co-producer
Enfys Dickinson .... content producer
Steve Golin .... producer
Bob Osher .... executive producer
Meryl Poster .... executive producer
Bob Weinstein .... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... executive producer
Original Music by
Mychael Danna 
Dean Landon 
Cinematography by
Robert Elswit 
Film Editing by
David Codron 
Casting by
Sharon Klein 
Patrick Rush  (as Patrick J. Rush)
Production Design by
David Wasco 
Art Direction by
Daniel Bradford 
Set Decoration by
Sandy Reynolds-Wasco 
Costume Design by
Peter Mitchell 
Makeup Department
Mustaque M. Ashrafi .... assistant makeup artist (as Mustaq Ashrafi)
Tina Earnshaw .... makeup artist: Gwyneth Paltrow
David Forrest .... key makeup artist (as David Craig Forest)
Lynda Gurasich .... key hair stylist
Barbara Lorenz .... hair stylist: Gwyneth Paltrow
Jacklin Masteran .... assistant hair stylist
Janine Rath .... hair stylist: Ben Affleck (as Janine Rath-Thompson)
Production Management
Jessica Alan .... post-production supervisor
Daniel R. Chavez .... executive in charge of post production
Leslie Anne Engel .... production supervisor: title sequence
Barbara A. Hall .... unit production manager
Michelle Morrissey .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gabriel Echeverria .... dga trainee
Basil Grillo .... second second assistant director
Don H. Julien .... second assistant director: Chicago
Michele Panelli-Venetis .... first assistant director
Matt Rebenkoff .... second assistant director
Art Department
Alejandro Aguilar .... labor foreman
Dino Bitsakos .... stand-by painter
Daniel W. Blaha .... propmaker
Peter Borck .... assistant art director
Steve Bouchard .... propmaker gangboss
Joseph Braus .... purchasing foreman
Ronald Cox .... propmaker foreman (as Ron Cox)
Doug Crawford .... carpenter
Laura J. DeRosa .... art department coordinator
Susan Emshwiller .... set decorator: re-shoots
Francesco Ferrara .... painter
Ellen Freund .... property master
Rina Gardener .... painter
Raymond Ginther .... plaster foreman
Brian D. Gray .... propmaker (as Brian Gray)
Jennie Harris .... assistant set decorator
John Kieselhorst .... graphic
Mike Kohnke .... graphic
Jim Krase .... propmaker
Sean Langdon .... set dresser
James Malley .... set dresser
Larry McGuire .... lead man (as Larry A. McGuire)
Jeffrey McMahon .... propmaker foreman
Todd Morris .... on-set dresser
Gloria Murphy .... assistant property master
Kris Nagle .... welder foreman
Roderick Nunnally .... paint supervisor (as Rod Nunnally)
Steven O'Bannon .... labor foreman
Reginald Piert .... painter
Donnie R. Puga .... second paint supervisor
Jason Puga .... painter
Natalie Richards .... set designer
Mary Saisselin .... set designer
Mark Sakamoto .... co-lead man
John H. Samson .... construction coordinator
Robert Shaklett .... propmaker (as Robert Shacklett)
Dan Sweetman .... storyboard artist
Gyula Toth .... set dresser
Adrian Valdes .... paint gangboss
Jesse Verette .... labor gangboss
Ray Yamagata .... art department assistant
Bryan McBrien .... greens foreman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Anna Behlmer .... sound re-recording mixer
Gary Blufer .... sound effects
Michael Broomberg .... foley artist
Willie D. Burton .... sound recordist
Rick Canelli .... adr recordist
Patrick Cicero .... apprentice sound editor
Marc Deschaine .... adr assistant
John Michael Fanaris .... sound effects coordinator
Bruce Fortune .... sound effects editor (as Bruce D. Fortune)
Craig Heath .... sound recordist (as Craig 'Pup' Heath)
Mildred Iatrou .... dialogue editor
Mary Jo Lang .... foley mixer
Daniel J. Leahy .... sound re-recording mixer
John Leveque .... supervising sound editor
Marvin E. Lewis .... boom operator
Kimberly Ellen Lowe .... dialogue editor (as Kimberly Lowe Voigt)
Steve Mann .... sound editor
Tim Mann .... sound effects editor
Anthony Milch .... sound effects editor (as Anthony R. Milch)
Alyson Dee Moore .... foley artist (as Alyson Moore)
Andy Nelson .... sound re-recording mixer
Thomas J. O'Connell .... adr mixer
Steve Pederson .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Renga .... sound recordist
John Roesch .... foley artist
Denis St. Amand .... sound re-recording engineer
Becky Sullivan .... supervising adr editor
Shawn Sykora .... foley supervisor
Robert Troy .... dialogue editor
Tim Walston .... sound designer
Brooke Henderson Ward .... assistant sound editor (as Broke Henderson Ward)
Bernard Weiser .... sound editor
Lance Laurienzo .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Carolyn Tapp .... foley recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Ron Bolanowski .... special effects coordinator
Ron Bolanowski .... special effects foreman
Gary Zink .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Bruce Branit .... visual effects
Gregory Creaser .... imaging/timing supervisor: Digiscope
Toby Gallo .... senior systems engineer
Brian Hanable .... digital effects compositor
Jeremy Hunt .... visual effects
Al Magliochetti .... visual effects supervisor
Ralph Maiers .... digital effects artist
David Sosalla .... digital effects supervisor: POP Film
Christopher Grandel .... digital effects: Digiscope (uncredited)
Antonio Torres .... digital artist: checking & retouching, Cinesite (uncredited)
Tom McComas .... stunt coordinator
Tom McComas .... stunt double: Ben Affleck
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Amundsen .... second assistant camera: second unit
Russell Ayer .... lamp operator
Paul C. Babin .... camera operator
Ben Beaird .... key grip
Nick Beaird .... grip
Christos Bitsakos .... camera loader (as Christos C. Bitsakos)
Robert L. Blatman .... director of photography: second unit
Tom Connole .... additional photographer: Chicago
James F. Cornick .... lamp operator (as Jim Cornick)
James F. Cornick .... rigging electrician
Billy Craft .... lighting technician
Steve Craft .... second assistant camera
R. Michael De Chellis .... best boy electric
Brad Edmiston .... assistant camera
Kevin 'Rambo' Fitzgerald .... best boy grip
Jeffrey M. Hoffman .... videographer
Jeff Kunkel .... dolly grip
Eric Lee .... still photographer
Larry Markart .... video playback operator
Kim Marks .... director of photography: second unit
Michael R. Marquette .... assistant camera
Anthony Mollicone .... grip
Chris R. Oliver .... grip (as Chris Oliver)
Billy Pierson .... grip
James Plannette .... gaffer
Jerome L. Posner .... lamp operator
Michael G. Riba .... first assistant camera (as Michael Riba)
William Robinson .... assistant camera (as Bill Robinson)
Eric Sagot .... lighting technician (as Eric Wolfson-Sagot)
Michael Shugrue .... video playback operator
John Trapman .... aerial director of photography
Christopher Warren .... best boy electric: additional photography
Shawn Whelan .... grip
Eric Wycoff .... lamp operator
Eric Wycoff .... lighting technician
Casting Department
Chris Bustard .... extras casting
Mark A. Ridge .... extras casting: Chicago
Alyson Silverberg .... casting assistant
Steve Spiker .... extras casting
Barbara Stordahl .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Shawn Barry .... assistant costume designer
Nick Manno .... set costumer
Michelle Roth .... costume supervisor
Lizz Wolf .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Doug Cilley .... post-production assistant
Terrell Clegg .... assistant editor
Colby Enders .... apprentice editor
Phil Hetos .... color timer
Michael T. Wilson .... first assistant editor (as Michael Wilson)
Location Management
Gerard Averill .... location manager
Al Cohn .... location manager: Chicago Title Sequence
Judy Heinzen Culotta .... assistant location manager (as Judy Heinzen)
Robert Foulkes .... location scout
Marie Healy .... key assistant location manager
Jerry Jaffe .... location manager
Music Department
David Arch .... piano
Michael Baber .... music editor (as Mike Baber)
Mark Berrow .... musician: violin
Simon Changer .... score assistant engineer
Nicholas Dodd .... orchestrator
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Brad Haehnel .... music mixer
Ron Korb .... musician: flute
Andrew Lockington .... assistant to composer
Thomas Milano .... music editor
Christopher S. Parker .... music clearances
Randall Poster .... music supervisor
Randy Spendlove .... executive music producer
Bruce White .... viola
Jim Dunbar .... music consultant (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Rick Chouinard .... transportation captain (as Richard Chouinard)
Dusty Saunders .... transportation coordinator
Michael R. Cairo .... driver: Chicago second unit (uncredited)
Other crew
Delara C. Adams .... production secretary: additional photography
Tony Antonelli .... stand-in
Stephanie Boles .... stand-in
Johnny Braz .... craft service
Garrett Brodie .... assistant: Mr. Golin
Rebecca Carpenter .... "Infinity Air" Commercial
Robert Dawson .... title designer
Breezy Douglas .... photo double: Gwyneth Paltrow
Tad Driscoll .... production accountant
Andrew Federici .... assistant to producer
Amy Roos Flemming .... assistant: Mr. Roos (as Amy Roos)
Michael Franck .... helicopter pilot: Chicago
Nick Garrison .... assistant: Mr. Affleck
Amy Hansen .... assistant accountant (as Amy Fishman)
Charles Hansen .... set production assistant
Michael Herron .... digital video operator
Wittney Horton .... assistant to producer
Carrie Mae Jones .... accounting assistant (as Carrie Jones)
Christopher Kahn .... assistant production coordinator
Lauren Lapham .... assistant: Mr. Affleck
Dave Long .... night light technician
Asha MacLeod .... set production assistant
Tamara Maellaro .... key set medic
Emilie Maison .... press attache france
Mike R. Manzo .... office production assistant
Carol McConnaughey .... unit publicist
Ray McCort .... helicopter pilot: Chicago
Michael Neal .... payroll accountant
Kitty Olisky .... production coordinator
Diesel Pfingsten .... stand-in: Mr. Robards (as Darrell Pfingsten)
Michele Platt .... assistant to producer
Rebecca Robertson .... script supervisor
Lori Rothstein .... assistant: Ms. Poster
Kyle Schember .... accounting clerk
Hakeem Smith .... production assistant
Sunday Stevens .... set production assistant
Natalie Stevenson .... assistant: Ms. Paltrow
Will Sweeney .... assistant to producer
Mark Trapenberg .... set production assistant
John Trujillo .... layout board
Marion Tumen .... additional script supervisor
DeAnne Zarkowski .... animal trainer (as DeAnn Zarkowski)
Joe Zeoli Jr. .... office production assistant
Joe Zeoli .... production assistant
Norman Fessler .... stand-in: David Paymer (uncredited)
Nicole Mandich .... stand-in: Gwyneth Paltrow (uncredited)
Mari Wilson .... script supervisor: additional photography (uncredited)

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Rated PG-13 for some language and sensuality
106 min
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The first major film release distributed digitally via satellite for public presentation (in an AMC theater in Times Square).See more »
Continuity: Position of logo on the Diet Coke can when Buddy and Abby are eating at their first meeting. Also at his office when they are celebrating closing the deal.See more »
Abby:You know, I had a baby in the car.
[Buddy looks around the front seat rather shocked]
Abby:Not this car. No I had this Datsun, remember those? And we were driving to the hospital, and I KNEW I was going to have this baby, and Greg would NOT pull over. So I got it in my head that I was not going to have the baby in the front seat - like it wasn't safe or something - and I started to crawl into the back, and I got this contraction, and POW! I broke his nose with my foot! And he couldn't drive I mean the blood was pouring. So I'm driving and crying...
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30 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
Reflections On Life And love, 22 November 2000
Author: jhclues from Salem, Oregon

A tragic brush with fate sets a man on a road to self awareness and discovery that drastically alters his perception of himself and the world in which he lives, in `Bounce,' directed by Don Roos and starring Ben Affleck and Gwyneth Paltrow. In Chicago on business, waiting at the airport for a flight back to L.A. just before Christmas, Advertising Exec/salesman Buddy Amaral (Affleck) gives his ticket to a man he's met that evening in the lounge, Greg Janello (Tony Goldwyn), who's just been bumped from his flight. A writer, in Chicago for the opening (and sadly, the closing) of one of his plays, Janello has a wife, Abby (Gwyneth Paltrow), and two kids waiting for him at home, and is grateful for Buddy's apparent random act of kindness. Far from being a benevolent gesture, however, Buddy's motives are purely self-serving, and have to do with another passenger, Mimi (Natasha Henstridge), who's also been bumped and who has been given accommodations for the night by the airline. It seems that everything has worked out well for all concerned, until later that night, when the news breaks that the plane carrying Janello has crashed somewhere in Kansas, and that there are no survivors. For Buddy, who should have been on that plane, it's an awakening; and for probably the first time in his life he is forced to look inward. And he doesn't like what he finds. His confrontation with the demons within ultimately leads him to Abby Janello, and another unexpected turn in his life. Director Roos has created a richly textured drama that is both captivating and credible; the story is well written (by Roos), developed with precision and expertly paced, which makes it all entirely believable. Much more than a simple love story, it's about a man forced to confront what he sees in the mirror, and how he must cope with what he finds there; and about a young woman with two children, suddenly widowed, who must come to grips with an unsure future while dealing with such a devastating loss. What follows is an examination of a relationship forged by fate and born of need; a fragile, precarious situation at best. And what makes this film so good is the gradual way the relationship between Buddy and Abby is formed, neither hurried nor forced, with a couple of truly poignant moments along the way. And it all rings true, courtesy of a great script, Roos directing and the engaging performances of the stars. Affleck brings real depth to his character, and most importantly, a sense of true sincerity that makes him real; he illuminates Buddy's imperfections to perfection. And Paltrow is absolutely disarming as Abby; gentle and vulnerable to a fault, winsomely charming, and beautifully played. Also, there is a definite chemistry between Paltrow and Affleck that cannot be denied. The supporting cast includes Jennifer Grey (Mrs. Guererro), Joe Morton (Jim), David Paymer (Prosecution Lawyer), Alex D. Linz (Scott) and Johnny Galecki. A touching, memorable movie, `Bounce' is a reflection on the journey of life we all must take; and it makes you realize that it's something you have to work at. It's a film that makes you stop to reconsider choices made in the past, while recognizing that in the end, perhaps love and happiness is the bonus for doing it right. I rate this one 9/10.

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