Young Trevor McKinney, troubled by his mother's alcoholism and fears of his abusive but absent father, is caught up by an intriguing assignment from his new social studies teacher, Mr. Simonet. The assignment: think of something to change the world and put it into action. Trevor conjures the notion of paying a favor not back, but forward--repaying good deeds not with payback, but with new good deeds done to three new people. Trevor's efforts to make good on his idea bring a revolution not only in the lives of himself, his mother and his physically and emotionally scarred teacher, but in those of an ever-widening circle of people completely unknown to him.Written by
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The bridge that the "jumper" is on is the Saint Johns Bridge in Portland, OR. See more »
When Eugene & Arlene are about to make love, Arlene had taken off her tank top and was just wearing shorts of the same color and was partly lying on top of Eugene. In the next shot , she is on her side, Eugene is pulling a blanket off her lower half, and it looks like she is wearing a top and skirt of 2 different colors. In the next shot, she is back on top of him with no shirt as he rolls her over. See more »
[Runs into Trevor's room and locks the door]
[Pounds on Trevor's door]
You know I liked you a whole lot better when you've had a few drinks in you?
[Pounds on the door again]
You want me out of the house? I'm out!
Sorry... I think I made a mistake.
Everybody makes mistakes.
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A film of surprising majesty mainly because of its sincerity to convey the tale of a young (American) high school student, touchingly and masterfully played by the then 12-year-old Haley Joel Osment, who, at the instigation of his new teacher's challenge to the class, comes up with a beautiful and simple plan to make a difference in the world, involving doing a good turn to not just one person but three, who then, in turn, return the gift themselves to three more people, thereby very quickly spreading goodness in both directions, in the giving and receiving, in the most unlikely places and ways. Warning: a tear-jerker!
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