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Return to Me (2000)

A man who falls in love with the woman who received his wife's heart must decide which woman it is who holds his heart.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bob Rueland
... Grace Briggs
... Marty O'Reilly
... Angelo Pardipillo
... Megan Dayton
... Charlie Johnson
... Elizabeth Rueland
... Emmett McFadden
... Joe Dayton (as James Belushi)
... Sophie
William Bronder ... Wally Jatczak
... Mike
... Jeff
... Adam Dayton
Karson Pound ... Karson Dayton
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Storyline

The film opens with a loving husband and wife preparing for a very important fund raising dinner. The evening ends with the loss of the wife. In a hospital a weak young woman who may die soon if she can not get a new heart. Jump ahead one year the young woman received a heart and is trying to adjust to a life no longer counted by hours or days, she can actually make plans. The grieving husband and his dog are still trying to adjust to life without his wife. His friends keep trying to pry him from his "work is my life" existence by setting him up on blinds dates. Finally he actually shows up for one at an Irish-Italian restaurant where he finds himself more attracted to the waitress than his blind date. He finds an excuse to return to the restaurant in hopes of seeing the waitress again, there's just something attractive about her. Unknown to both the attraction they both feel for one another is Grace has the heart of Bob's dead wife. What can you say after that! Carroll O'Connor says ... Written by Gremma

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A comedy straight from the heart. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG for language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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7 April 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Distance Calls  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,820,836, 9 April 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$32,662,299, 17 September 2000
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Trivia

The game that Megan and Joe Dayton's son is playing right before Grace is introduced to the ex-priest is Crash Team Racing, a Playstation game. See more »

Goofs

In the bowl scene, Bob has a 66 going into the 10th frame. His high game to date is 67. He throws a gutter on the first ball, but a 3 on the second. Afterwards, in the restaurant, the banner says 68. It should show 69. See more »

Quotes

Megan Dayton: Whatever you do, don't shave your legs.
Grace Briggs: Why?
Megan Dayton: Well, then you definitely won't let it go too far.
Grace Briggs: Megan! It's a *first* date!
Megan Dayton: Yeah, well, I married a first date, missy, and you know how it is. You're out with a guy, you find him attractive, and suddenly everything he says sounds brilliant. Hairy legs are your only link to reality.
Grace Briggs: I think you should needle-point that on a pillow.
Megan Dayton: Well, I just might! It kept me a virgin until... y'know, *whenever*.
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References It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Torna a Surriento
(Return to Sorrento)
Written by Giambattista De Curtis (as G.B. DeCurtis) and Ernesto De Curtis
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Delightfully entertaining
29 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

My two daughters (ages 11 and 13) and I were lucky enough to see a screening of this movie last night. We were all pleasantly surprised to see how entertaining and funny this movie was. David Duchovny was very appealing as the male lead and Minnie Driver gave her usually competent performance. Some of the scenes are laugh out loud funny - especially one scene Minnie Driver has with a fellow "transplant" donee. I liked the fact that it was a movie that I could watch with my children and I wasn't embarrassed by any scene whatsoever. Everyone in the movie theater was laughing and enjoying themselves. Thumbs up Bonnie Hunt!


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