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Random Hearts (1999)

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A police sergeant and a congresswoman both lose their spouses in a plane crash, and they soon discover that their spouses were having an affair with each other.

Director:

Sydney Pollack

Writers:

Warren Adler (novel), Darryl Ponicsan (adaptation) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harrison Ford ... Dutch Van Den Broeck
Kristin Scott Thomas ... Kay Chandler
Charles S. Dutton ... Alcee
Bonnie Hunt ... Wendy Judd
Dennis Haysbert ... Detective George Beaufort
Sydney Pollack ... Carl Broman
Richard Jenkins ... Truman Trainor
Paul Guilfoyle ... Dick Montoya
Susanna Thompson ... Peyton Van Den Broeck
Peter Coyote ... Cullen Chandler
Dylan Baker ... Richard Judd
Lynne Thigpen ... Phyllis Bonaparte
Susan Floyd ... Molly Roll
Bill Cobbs ... Marvin
Kate Mara ... Jessica Chandler
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Storyline

After the death of their loved ones in a tragic plane crash Harrison Ford, a widow & widower Kristin Scott Thomas find keys in the possessions their loved ones left behind. They realize the two had been having an affair and are determined to discover all the details. Written by Andy Heitz

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He'll stop at nothing to find the truth. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Mystery | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brief violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ahava Mikreat See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$64,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,012,585, 10 October 1999

Gross USA:

$31,502,583

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$74,608,570
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The names of the main characters in the novel on which "Random Hearts" is based are Edward and Vivien. This was likely changed for the film as Edward and Vivien are well known as the names of the main characters in "Pretty Woman". See more »

Goofs

When Kay arrives at the cabin, there is a motorcycle parked on her left as she exits her car. When she leaves, that motorcycle has become a large SUV. See more »

Quotes

TV Reporter at Hospital: How would you characterize your relationship with the sergeant.
Kay Chandler: The sergeant's wife was killed on the plane that went down with my husband. I met the sergeant a few days after that day. He was a friend when I needed a friend. I hope he feels the same way.
TV Reporter at Hospital: So you're just friends?
Kay Chandler: Just friends? We are surely friends. We've seen each other through something... We're more than friends. We're survivors.
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Written and Performed by Patty Larkin
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Taking the long way to get there.
5 September 2000 | by michaelRokeefeSee all my reviews

Sydney Pollack directs a script based on a novel by Warren Adler. An Internal Affairs Officer with the D.C. Police Dept and a woman running for congress enter each others life when they are faced with the fact their spouses were killed in a plane crash. It is discovered their spouses were in the middle of a torrid affair. But life has to go on.

Harrison Ford is somewhat toned down, and this movie is below his normal standards. Kristin Scott Thomas runs through a gamut of emotions and plays her part in a convincing manner. This movie runs a little long and I understand why some people found it boring. It does seem to drag in places. This time the movie does little to even do the trailers justice.

Also featured are Charles Dutton, Director Pollack and briefly Peter Coyote and Susanna Thompson.


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