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:
Sandra Bullock ... Sarah
Ben Affleck ... Ben
Maura Tierney ... Bridget
Steve Zahn ... Alan
Blythe Danner ... Virginia
Ronny Cox ... Hadley
Michael Fairman ... Richard
Janet Carroll ... Barbara
Richard Schiff ... Joe
David Strickland ... Steve
Meredith Scott Lynn ... Debbie
George Wallace ... Max (as George D. Wallace)
Steve Hytner ... Jack
John Doe ... Carl
Jack Kehler ... Vic
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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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Trivia

When Ben and Sara jump off the train that is bound for chicago, both characters are seen with absolutely no bags or luggage. Yet later have their belongings. See more »

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Reflected in Sarah's glasses. See more »

Quotes

Sarah Lewis: Kids?
Vic DeFranco: No, but I see 'em all over
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Connections

References Mod Squad (1968) See more »

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Bring My Family Back
Written by Maxi Jazz (as Max Fraser), Roland 'Rollo' Armstrong (as Rollo Armstrong) and Sister Bliss (as Ayalah Bentorim)
Performed by Faithless
Courtesy of Cheeky Records, Ltd./Arista Records, Inc.
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Surprising, better than I expected
13 April 2000 | by TeaBunnySee all my reviews

After reading the back of the video box about the "whirlwind romance" and the plot about Ben heading towards his wedding and meeting a "free-spirited" woman who teaches him how to have fun, I didn't have much interest in seeing it. It sounded extremely trite, and I'm not too interested in Bullock or Affleck either. I was very surprised at the sharp dialogue and humor. And even though every frame of this film looked like a jeans commercial, I *liked* the cinematography and hip, colorful locales. Of course the whole thing was totally unbelievable and the various events that occur are a bit overdone... but I liked it anyway. I am a sucker for road movies, so that was part of the appeal for me... traveling, different locations (the laundromat, the snack bar with the giant globe and the Big KMart at 2AM). I expected Ben's bride-to-be to be a crashing bore or uptight priss, so the audience would root for Sarah and Ben. But she was funny and sharp also, and you don't feel like the marriage would suck all the life out of Ben as it seemed to have for others in the film. All of the things Ben overhears about marriage sucking is pretty funny. I only post here about movies that make an impression on me, whether good or bad... and this one made an impression. I liked it. And no one is more surprised about that than me.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Forces of Nature See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,510,728, 21 March 1999

Gross USA:

$52,900,680

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$93,900,680
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1.85 : 1
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