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Forces of Nature (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 19 March 1999 (USA)
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A soon-to-be-married man encounters an exciting stranger after his plane suffers an accident on takeoff.

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Bronwen Hughes

Writer:

Marc Lawrence
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Affleck ... Ben Holmes
Sandra Bullock ... Sarah Lewis
Maura Tierney ... Bridget Cahill
Steve Zahn ... Alan
Blythe Danner ... Virginia
Ronny Cox ... Hadley
Michael Fairman ... Richard Holmes
Richard Schiff ... Joe
Athena Bitzis ... Juanita the Bull Tamer
Afemo Omilami ... Cab Driver
David Strickland ... Steve Montgomery
Jack Kehler ... Vic DeFranco
Janet Carroll ... Barbara Holmes
Meredith Scott Lynn ... Debbie
George Wallace ... Max (as George D. Wallace)
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Storyline

Ben Holmes, a professional book-jacket blurbologist, is trying to get to Savannah for his wedding. He just barely catches the last plane, but a seagull flies into the engine as the plane is taking off. All later flights are cancelled because of an approaching hurricane, so he is forced to hitch a ride in a Geo Metro with an attractive but eccentric woman named Sarah. Written by Tim Horrigan <horrigan@aol.com>

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He went from the eye of the storm, into the arms of a hurricane. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sensuality, language and a scene of drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fuerzas de la naturaleza See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,510,728, 21 March 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$52,888,180

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$93,888,180
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The airport near the beginning of the film, supposedly LaGuardia in New York City, is actually Washington, D.C., a.k.a. Dulles International Airport in Northern Virginia. See more »

Goofs

The movie is supposed to start at one of the New York airports, but the terminal itself is clearly Washington Dulles, in Washington DC. See more »

Quotes

Ben Holmes: I haven't known you that long, but I think there may be something wrong with you.
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Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

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Song for Jeannie
Written and Performed by Michael Hartman
Courtesy of Fuel 2000 Records
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This movie is so quirky and offbeat that it's really good!
11 January 2004 | by liannesangSee all my reviews

I don't know why many people diss this movie because it's actually really good. Who better to have than Ben Affleck and Sandra Bullock? They are perfect in their roles as "Ben" and "Sarah". But I have to say if Sandra Bullock wasn't in this movie, it wouldn't be as enjoyable as it is. There are a lot of laughs but not so much that it goes over the top and there is a lot of drama in it too. It's a perfect mix. The camera angles make this movie very unique too.

So the next time you're in blockbuster and you're contemplating on what to rent, you should rent "Forces of Nature" because it's the kind of film that will literally make you smile the whole way through.

4 Stars out of 5


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