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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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Why watch the Force when you can watch... Forces of Nature? 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)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In a scene early in the movie, the two leads are shown sitting in an outdoor location in front of a large rusty globe. This location is in the city of Savannah, although the two characters have not reached Savannah by that point of the story. See more »

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When Sarah is talking to her ex-husband in front of the bagel shop, the sky is supposedly very cloudy because of the storm, yet we see sunlight casting shadows on the street. See more »

Quotes

Sarah Lewis: Two wayward travellers stuck in a Geo with a guy named Vic.
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Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

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La Virgen De La Macarena
Written by Antonio Ortiz Calero and Bernardo Bautista Monterde
Performed by Banda El Toreo
Courtesy of BMG U.S. Latin under exclusive license from BMG Entertainment Mexico S. A. de C. V.
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Sometimes the people we meet change us forever.
8 July 2007 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

I cannot imagine anything that would be more fun than taking a road-trip with Sarah Lewis (Sandra Bullock). That is why I really think this film is worth watching. Ben Holmes (Ben Affleck) got something that very few of us ever get to experience - a couple of days with someone who will truly liberate us from our staid conventions and open our eyes to a world that we never knew even existed.

Working with the developmentally disabled, I have to constantly remember that I cannot say they don't want to live or work or do something until I have exposed them to that opportunity and let them make an informed choice.

How many times have we made choices without knowing all the opens - or even that there are options. Ben got the opportunity to make an informed choice. I am not saying I would have made his choice, but he knew what he was doing.

Don't watch this movie looking for a comedy, even though it is funny; don't watch it looking for romance, even though there is plenty to see; but watch it to open your eyes to another world and ask yourself if your world is really what you want.


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