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Bounce (2000)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 17 November 2000 (USA)
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A man switches plane tickets with another man who dies in that plane in a crash. The man falls in love with the deceased one's wife.

Director:

Don Roos

Writer:

Don Roos
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Affleck ... Buddy Amaral
Gwyneth Paltrow ... Abby Janello
Natasha Henstridge ... Mimi Prager
Edward Edwards ... Ron Wachter
Jennifer Grey ... Janice Guerrero
Tony Goldwyn ... Greg Janello
Lisa Carpenter-Prewitt Lisa Carpenter-Prewitt ... Carol Wilson
Lisa Joyner ... T.V. Announcer
Richard Saxton ... CNN Reporter
Caroline Aaron ... Donna
David Dorfman ... Joey Janello
Alex D. Linz ... Scott Janello
Juan Garcia Juan Garcia ... Kevin Walters (as Juan García)
Mary Ellen Lyon ... Ellen Seitz
Joe Morton ... Jim Willer
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Storyline

Buddy (Affleck) has just signed an airline in Chicago as a big client, but is ironically delayed at the airport waiting for a flight to LA on that same airline. He meets fellow passenger Greg, who opts to be bumped, even though it means missing an activity with his older son. When the flight gets resumed, Buddy thinks he's doing a good deed by swapping tickets with Greg so he can get home to his son. Sadly, the flight crashes. Buddy conspires with his friend, the ticket agent that night, to take his name off the passenger list and put Greg's on. Once he's back in LA, his new client dictates that the company run a series of feel-good ads about the crash. Buddy feels very hypocritical, and completely loses it when the commercials win a Cleo. After going through re-hab, he decides he needs to check on Greg's widow. But he doesn't plan on falling in love with her. Written by Tony B

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Two strangers fell in love. One knew it wasn't by chance. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Ben Affleck and Natasha Henstridge share the same birthday, 15th August. See more »

Goofs

When Abby and Buddy are in Buddy's office lobby (waiting to meet Jim for the first time), Abby's jacket collar is alternately in and out between shots. See more »

Quotes

Buddy Amaral: Where's your mom?
Scott: She's in the bathroom. She's been in there since Rosie.
Buddy Amaral: Why? Who was on Rosie?
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Connections

Referenced in NCIS: The Curse (2003) See more »

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I'm No Ordinary Girl
Written by Dean Landon, Anika Paris and and Donna Pacifici
Performed by Anika Paris
Courtesy of Edel America Records, Inc.
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Was that really Jennifer Grey?
24 August 2007 | by imdb_joeSee all my reviews

Why, why, why did Jennifer Grey have to go and get a nose job? I hardly recognized her in this movie. IMHO, she looked rather attractive just the way she was.

OK, having got that off my chest, I am one of those who like Bounce, despite Affleck's limitations as an actor and the somewhat predictable plot. A bittersweet, tender romance movie is not really meant to move mountains artistically, nor should it be expected to. But this one does draw you in, emotionally, for better or for worse. Case in point: Look at all the IMDb comments posted on it! And as for those who would have liked more sizzle in the romance between Affleck and Paltrow, remember, this is a film that also has the death of Abby's husband as its constant backdrop, hence, the film's rather understated treatment of their romance, I think.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bounce See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,423,716, 19 November 2000

Gross USA:

$36,805,288

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$53,425,292
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Company Credits

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Miramax See more »
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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