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Hope Floats (1998)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 29 May 1998 (USA)
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Birdee Calvert must choose between her morals and her heart after her husband divorces her and a charming young man, who her daughter disapproves of, comes back into her life.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Birdee Pruitt
... Justin Matisse
... Ramona Calvert
... Bernice Pruitt
... Bill Pruitt
... Travis
... Toni Post
... Nurse
... Bobbi-Claire
... Teacher
Sydney Berry ... Orange Julia
... Big Dolores (as Rachel Lena Snow)
Christina Stojanovich ... Kristen
Alissa Alban ... Debbie Reissen (as Allisa Alban)
Dee Hennigan ... Dot
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Birdee Calvert-Pruitt is back in her hometown of Smithville, Texas, after discovering that her husband is having an affair with her best friend, Connie. The entire town knows what happened to flawless beauty Birdee since Connie let her know about the affair on a national talk show. Back in town, she's dealing with catty old friends and acquaintances from high school who can't help rubbing it in her face that she isn't as perfect as she thought while still trying to get back on her feet with her daughter, Bernice. Deeply depressed, she runs into an old friend, Justin Matisse, who tries to help her through, but is still in love with her. Birdee must make a new life for her and her daughter, but will Justin be able to be part of it? Written by Sereniti <elena@japanupdate.com>

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When life fell apart, love fell into place.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements | See all certifications »

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29 May 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Vientos de esperanza  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,210,464, 31 May 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$60,053,195

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$81,471,882
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The first film made under Sandra Bullock's own production company, Fortis Films. See more »

Goofs

When Birdie is working in the photo lab, she accidentally ruins a customer's pictures. She said she loaded the paper wrong. That wouldn't ruin the negatives. Negatives are processed film to expose an image, no paper is involved. See more »

Quotes

Birdee Pruitt: Once upon a time your mama knew what it meant to shine.
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When You Love Someone
Written by Bryan Adams, Gretchen Peters, Michael Kamen
Performed by Bryan Adams
From "MTV Unplugged (1989)"
Courtesy of A&M Records, Inc. and MTV Networks, a division of Viacom
International Inc.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Music
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American dream only for dreamless people
29 October 1998 | by See all my reviews

It shows another choice,another way of living in which people are more important than money and in this movie you can see that slowly, when you are knowing the characters. You can see the American dream has no importance when you have more important things.


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