Random Hearts

October 8th, 1999


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Director Sydney Pollack also appears as Carl BromanHarrison Ford stars as Dutch Van Den BroeckDutch & KayKristin Scott Thomas stars as Kay ChandlerDutch & KayAlcee & Dutch

After the death of their loved ones in a tragic plane crash 'Harrison Ford' and Kristin Scott Thomas...

Release Year: 1999

Rating: 4.9/10 (12,303 voted)

Critic's Score: 38/100

Director: Sydney Pollack

Stars: Harrison Ford, Kristin Scott Thomas, Charles S. Dutton

After the death of their loved ones in a tragic plane crash 'Harrison Ford' and

Writers: Warren Adler, Darryl Ponicsan

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

Taglines: In a perfect world...they never would have met.


Official Website: Official Site |

Release Date: 8 October 1999

Filming Locations: Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $64,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $13,012,585 (USA) (10 October 1999) (2697 Screens)

Gross: $31,054,924 (USA) (21 November 1999)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

The 1984 novel by Warren Adler that the film is adapted from was based on the January 1982 "Air Florida" plane crash into the Potomac River, flying out of National Airport, Washington, D.C.

Errors in geography: Dutch and Kay exit the airport, presumably either Reagan National or Dulles, upon their return from Miami. Dutch says something like, "I live in Northwest," referring to NW Washington DC. The Lincoln Memorial is behind them as they drive across Memorial Bridge, which means they are going into Virginia and away from DC, which is the wrong way.

Dutch Van Den Broeck: What happens if you don't get elected?
Kay Chandler: The country goes to hell.

User Review

Drama, Romance, a little Sex, a little Action Good Acting; Saw Twice.

Rating: 8/10

True, there are some goofs, for the one who wants to find them. They're not important, though.

The primary feature of this film is watching veteran expert actors do their craft. Kristin Scott Thomas is beautiful and plays well the part of a strong woman, but one who has been hurt. Same for Harrison Ford, who, for the ladies, is just as beau as Kristin is belle for us guys.

Their hurt at the hands of their adulterous spouses brings them together in an awkward manner, but one in which they find support in each other. How they evoke their hurt feelings and their humanity within on th screen is why these are such sought performers. The viewer cannot help but feel what they feel, nor can one help wanting to cheer them when they're together.

Yes, there are several action scenes involving angry corrupt cops, but they only spice it up a little, and are not a significant part of the movie.

For the lover of music, Dave Grusin provides a superb Jazz based background, featuring trumpeter Terrence Blanchard. Like the actors, Grusin shows why he is one of the most sought musical consultants in the movie business. Blanchard shows why he's one the premiere trumpeters on the scene.

Not a movie for the lovers of guts, blood, and gore. But for those who want to see a lot of what makes us feel inside, watch a beautiful English actress with big expressive blue eyes who can act, like Harrison Ford, to the endless soothing accompaniment courtesy of Dave Grusin and Terrence Blanchard, this is a move to watch with someone you love. Preferably in bed.

I thought it deserved at least an 8.


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