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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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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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love | widow | airport | mourning | diner | See All (46) »

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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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Trivia

Gwyneth Paltro And Ben Affleck and Joe Morton would all be in movies based on comic books such as DC and Marvel. See more »

Goofs

Buddy's sandwich during the meal after Abby clinches the deal. See more »

Quotes

Seth: [as Seth is standing at the urinal, and Buddy is at the sinks looking in the mirror] You know you shouldn't be looking at me like that, it could be sexual harrassment.
Buddy Amaral: I wasn't looking. Besides, I'm not gay!
Seth: Yeah, but I am.
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Connections

Featured in Hollywood's Top Ten: Gwyneth Paltrow Movies (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

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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The wrong actor got on the plane.
19 April 2001 | by =G=See all my reviews

Old premise, new film. A reasonable attempt at film making, "Bounce" is fraught with problems not the least of which is casting Affleck opposite a fine actress. This light drama starts okay but fizzles. The chemistry between Affleck and Paltrow is predictably nonexistent. Affleck and Bullock, maybe. Affleck and Paltrow, no way. The drama in all corners of the film, from alcoholism to the Kodak moments to the "can I love the guy who killed my husband" paradox doesn't work because the film builds a weak foundation, develops characters poorly, and just plain unravels in the denouement. Wait for broadcast on this one.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un vuelco del corazón 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

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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