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At Theaters: 10/8/1999 On Video: 2/29/2000
Rated: R Length: 2 hr. 11 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 109905
Studio: Columbia Pictures Inc.
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When an airplane carrying Dutch Van Den Broeck's wife and Kay Chandler's husband crashes into the Chesapeake Bay, it marks just the beginning of a mystery that will not only lead Dutch and Kay to shocking information about their spouses, but bring these strangers together in an unlikely romance.

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Drama - Random Hearts is a very slow-paced romantic drama. Fans of Harrison Ford are certainly a target audience, as are those who enjoyed other adult romantic dramas like The Horse Whisperer. The first hour does not involve the romance, however, which could make many viewers impatient. Once the romance begins, its somewhat implausible nature could make those same viewers long for the first hour again.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Harrison Ford (Witness, Air Force One)
Kristin Scott Thomas (The Horse Whisperer)
Charles S. Dutton (A Time to Kill)
Dir/Prod: Sydney Pollack (Sense and Sensibility)
Producer: Marykay Powell (To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday)
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PROFANITY: Fairly strong and moderately frequent
SEX/NUDITY: No explicit sex or nudity; one suggestive pre-sex scene
VIOLENCE: One gunshot; a fistfight
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: A few scenes of characters drinking beer or alcohol
ACTION: Brief scene of gunplay, one fight
COMEDY: A few ironic one-liners
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For the first hour of Random Hearts, director Sydney Pollack lets his two main characters -- a cop (Harrison Ford) and a Congresswoman (Kristin Scott Thomas) whose spouses die on the way to a rendezvous with one another -- develop independently in an engrossing, effective set-up. Then, something horrible happens: the two characters get together. From the first moments of the relationship, it's obvious that Random Hearts has too old-time-Hollywood a sensibility to let this be about an empty affair between wounded souls. Pollack and company keep trying to transplant the heart of a 1940's weeper into the body of a European art film.
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Based on an Exit Polling of 189 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
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Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M/F)
4
Fairly High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
6
About 50/50
83%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
13
About 50/50
62%
30+Adults (M)
57
Fairly Low
57%
30+Adults (F)
109
Fairly High
79%
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D ETAILED S TORYLINE

An act of fate throws two very different people together: Dutch Van Den Broeck (Harrison Ford), a tough-minded internal affairs cop involved in a high-stakes corruption case, and Kay Chandler (Kristin Scott Thomas), a high-profile congresswoman embroiled in a bitter re-election campaign. They develop an extraordinary relationship which forces them to confront the truth that threatens to destroy them and discover the strength to triumph over the deception that surrounds them.

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