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Random Hearts (1999)

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.

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After the death of their loved ones in a tragic plane crash Harrison Ford and Kristin Scott Thomas find each others' keys in each others loved ones' possessions and realize that they were having an affair and must figure out all the details. Written by Andy Heitz

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

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Drama | Mystery | Romance

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

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8 October 1999 (USA)  »

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Ahava Mikreat  »

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Budget:

$64,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,012,585, 10 October 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$31,054,924, 21 November 1999

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$74,160,911
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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 »

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In some Washington, D.C. scenes the Washington monument has scaffolding surrounding it and in others it is in its normal state. See more »

Quotes

Dutch Van Den Broeck: You know what I do for a living? I get paid to notice stuff. I get paid to know who's lying. I didn't have a clue.
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References Jeopardy! (1984) See more »

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Written and Performed by Patty Larkin
Courtesy of High Street Records, A Unit of The Windham Hill Group
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Taking the long way to get there.
5 September 2000 | by See 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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