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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

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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

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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)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The driving scene on the island near the end of the film, supposedly Hawaii, is actually Trunk Bay in the U.S. Virgin Islands. See more »

Goofs

Reflected in Sarah's glasses. See more »

Quotes

Ben Holmes: Sarah, everybody loves you, you just... you just think they're all wrong.
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Referenced in Mic Macs à Tire-Larigot (2009) See more »

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Fear
Written and Performed by Sarah McLachlan
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Pretty darned good movie, better than we thought it would be!
13 October 1999 | by TxMikeSee all my reviews

This is a review of the DVD version of "Forces of Nature".

My wife and I rented this movie because we like Sandra Bullock, especially, and also Ben Affleck. We didn't have high expectations, except to be entertained. And we found it very entertaining and not particularly predictable. Affleck, the prospective groom, has to make his way to Savanna in two days after a plane problem, complicated by an arriving hurricane. He meets up with the ditsy Bullock, and both of them learn quite a bit about themselves.

If you watch the special features on the DVD, Bullock explains how every one you meet, even short "chance" meetings, have some impact on you, and this is a large part of what the movie tries to convey. And it does it very well. There's good acting, lots of interesting "developments", and a very good story in total. I give it 7 of 10. It is a much better movie than I expected.

The DVD picture is very well done, and the sound track likewise, with appropriate use of the rear surround channels. My only complaint? Not enough bass rumble during the lightning and thunder scenes during the storms.

July 2010 update: Saw it again, a pretty entertaining movie with a good message.


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