Hope Floats

Hope Floats

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Director: Forest Whitaker

Cast: Forest Whitaker, Sandra Bullock, Harry Connick Jr., Gena Rowlands

     
 

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Actor-director Forest Whitaker (Waiting to Exhale) helmed this romantic drama about a one-time high-school beauty queen who returns to her hometown of Smithville, Texas. The Steven Rogers screenplay begins in Chicago where blonde Connie (Rosanna Arquette, uncredited) appears on a trashy daytime talk show and tells a nationwide TV audience about her affair withSee more details below

Overview

Actor-director Forest Whitaker (Waiting to Exhale) helmed this romantic drama about a one-time high-school beauty queen who returns to her hometown of Smithville, Texas. The Steven Rogers screenplay begins in Chicago where blonde Connie (Rosanna Arquette, uncredited) appears on a trashy daytime talk show and tells a nationwide TV audience about her affair with the husband of her best friend, Birdie Pruitt (Sandra Bullock). Walking into the ambush, Birdie is paraded forth for a public humiliation as Connie's claim is confirmed by husband Bill (Michael Pare). Birdie and her young daughter Bernice (Mae Whitman) then move back to Texas to live with Birdie's eccentric mother, Ramona (Gena Rowlands), a taxidermist who has stuffed the house with stuffed animals. Since most of Smithville saw the TV show, embarrassment keeps Birdie sitting around the house in her pajamas. However, her moment of glory as the homecoming "Queen of Corn" has not been forgotten by handyman Justin Matisse (Harry Connick Jr.), the first guy who kissed her back in high school, so a romance soon begins. "Just give hope a chance to float up, and it will," says Birdie.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/14/2003
UPC:
0024543058199
Original Release:
1998
Rating:
PG13
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:54:00
Sales rank:
11,831

Special Features

Closed Caption; Theatrical trailer; Interactive menus; Scene selection; Anamorphic widescreen and full screen formats; English, French, & Spanish audio; English and Spanish subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sandra Bullock Birdee Pruitt
Harry Connick Justin Matisse
Gena Rowlands Ramona Calvert
Mae Whitman Bernice Pruitt
Michael Paré Bill Pruitt
Cameron Finley Travis
Kathy Najimy Toni Post
Bill Cobbs Nurse
Connie Ray Bobbi-Claire
Rosanna Arquette Connie
Norman Bennett Mr. Davis

Technical Credits
Forest Whitaker Director
Felipe Borrero Sound/Sound Designer
Sandra Bullock Executive Producer
Richard Chew Editor
Susie de Santo Costumes/Costume Designer
Caleb Deschanel Cinematographer
Larry Fulton Production Designer
Dave Grusin Score Composer
Elizabeth Joan Hooper Associate Producer
Mary McLaglen Asst. Director,Executive Producer
Douglas Mowat Set Decoration/Design
Christa Munro Art Director
Lynda Obst Producer
Steven Rogers Screenwriter
Ronnie Yeskel Casting

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Scene Index

Disc #1, Side A -- Hope Floats
1. The Toni Post Show [4:23]
2. Main Titles [3:38]
3. You're Here! [1:59]
4. Travis [2:14]
5. New School in Smithville [3:22]
6. Mama Matchmaker [4:22]
7. Looking For Work [:33]
8. Visiting Daddy [9:00]
9. Triple Prints, Please [:30]
10. A Great Fish Dinner [9:30]
11. A Normal Day [2:14]
12. At the Dance Hall [2:28]
13. A Work in Progress [3:01]
14. Welcome Our Guest [2:52]
15. Vodka Tonic, Extra Lime [1:10]
16. Marked For Happiness [5:19]
17. A Cup of Tea [4:11]
18. Two Lonely Guys [5:09]
19. Bernice Makes a Scene [:37]
20. Mama's Final Push [6:01]
21. End Titles [4:05]
Disc #1, Side B -- Hope Floats
1. The Toni Post Show [4:23]
2. Main Titles [3:38]
3. You're Here! [1:59]
4. Travis [2:14]
5. New School in Smithville [3:22]
6. Mama Matchmaker [4:22]
7. Looking For Work [:33]
8. Visiting Daddy [9:00]
9. Triple Prints, Please [:30]
10. A Great Fish Dinner [9:30]
11. A Normal Day [2:14]
12. At the Dance Hall [2:28]
13. A Work in Progress [3:01]
14. Welcome Our Guest [2:52]
15. Vodka Tonic, Extra Lime [1:10]
16. Marked For Happiness [5:19]
17. A Cup of Tea [4:11]
18. Two Lonely Guys [5:09]
19. Bernice Makes a Scene [:37]
20. Mama's Final Push [6:01]
21. End Titles [4:05]

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