Pay it Forward
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 2000
Director: Mimi Leder
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 085391-887720
Running time: 2:03 (123 Min.)
Casetype: Snapper
Format: NTSC, 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: May 15, 2001
Collection type: Owned (#1063)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 14, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 10 / 10
Review (video): 8 / 10
Overview
Just imagine. You do a favor that really helps someone and tell him or her not to pay it back, but to pay it forward to three other people who, in turn, each pay it forward to three more – and on and on into a global outpouring of kindness and decency. Impossible? Junoir high student Trevor McKinney won't accept that.

Haley Joel Osment plays Trevor, who starts a chain reaction of goodness for his social studies project in this bittersweet and uplifting tale directed by Mimi Leder (Deep Impact), based on the novel by Catherine Ryan Hyde and also starring Academy Award® winners* Kevin Spacy and Helen Hunt. How much impact can one heartfelt idea have? Do yourself a favor and find out: see Pay It Forward.

*Spacey: Best Actor (1999) for American Beauty and Best Supporting Actor (1995) for The Usual Suspects. Hunt: Best Actress (1997) for As Good As It Gets.
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Genres
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Warner Bros. Pictures
 • Bel-Air Entertainment
 • Tapestry Films
Media Companies:
 • Warner Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
French  Dolby Digital 5.1
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
English
French
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Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
Mimi Leder....Director
Writing
Catherine Ryan Hyde....Original Material By
Leslie Dixon....Screenwriter
Production
Mary McLaglen....Executive Producer
Jonathan Treisman....Executive Producer
Steven Reuther....Producer
Peter Abrams....Producer
Robert L. Levy....Producer
Cinematography
Oliver Stapleton....Director of Photography
Film Editing
David Rosenbloom....Film Editor
Music
Thomas Newman....Composer
Sound
Mark Hopkins McNabb....Production Sound Mixer
J. Paul Huntsman....Supervising Sound Editor
Christopher Aud....Supervising Sound Editor
John Rietz....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
David Campbell....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Gregg Rudloff....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Renee Ehrlich Kalfus....Costume Designer
Leslie Dilley....Production Designer
Larry Hubbs....Art Director
Lynda Foote....Costume Designer
Vivian McAteer....Make-up Artist
Tania McComas....Make-up Artist
Louis Lazzara....Make-up Artist
Ronnie Spector....Make-up Artist
Matthew W. Mungle....Make-up Effects
Burt Dalton....Visual Effects
Albert Delgado....Visual Effects
Cast
Kevin Spacey....Eugene Simonet
Helen Hunt....Arlene McKinney
Haley Joel Osment....Trevor McKinney
Jay Mohr....Chris Chandler
James Caviezel....Jerry
Jon Bon Jovi....Ricky
Angie Dickinson....Grace
David Ramsey....Sidney
Gary Werntz....Thorsen
Colleen Flynn....Woman on Bridge
Marc Donato....Adam
Kathleen Wilhoite....Bonnie
Liza Snyder....Michelle
Jeanetta Arnette....Nurse
Hannah Werntz....Thorsen's Daughter
Tina Lifford....Principal
Loren D. Baum....Rough Kid #1
Nico Matinata....Rough Kid #2
Zack Duhame....Rough Kid #3
Shawn Pyfrom....Shawn
Alexandra Kotcheff....Alexandra
Bradley White....Jordan
Christi Colombo....Christi
Phillip Stewart....Phillip
Justin Parsons....Justin
Myeshia Dejore Walker....Myeshia
Brenae Suzanne Davey....Brenae
Molly Kate Bernard....Molly
Andrew Patrick Flood....Andy
Tameila N. Turner....Tameila
Julian Correa....Julian
Carrie Ann Sullivan....School Girl
Patricia Deanda....Change Girl
Ryan Berti....Hallway Kid #1
Gabriela Rivas....Hallway Kid #2
Carrick O'Quinn....Man In Window
Stephanie Feury....Woman In Window
Bernard White....Cop
Tom Bailey....Liquid Man #1
Tim DeZarn....Liquid Man #2
Jonathan Nichols....Liquid Man #3
Ron Keck....Lowlife #1
John Powers....Lowlife #2
Bob McCracken....Creepy Middle-Aged Man
Frank Whiteman....Doctor
Eugene Osment....Cop Who Gives Directions
Kendall Tenney....Male Newscaster
Sue Tripathy....Female Newscaster
Rusty Meyers....News Stand Guy
Leslie Dilley....The Governor
Meghan Albano....Neighbor (uncredited)
Cynthia Ettinger.... (uncredited)
Ian Hodgkinson....Vampiro (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ryan Keating....Stranded Motorist (uncredited)
Rachel Rose Kennedy....Classroom Kid (uncredited)
Lana Kinnear....Dancer (uncredited)