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Pay It Forward
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Kevin Spacey Kevin Spacey
Eugene Simonet
Helen Hunt Helen Hunt
Arlene McKinney
Haley Joel Osment Haley Joel Osment
Trevor McKinney
Jay Mohr Jay Mohr
Chris Chandler
Jon Bon Jovi Jon Bon Jovi
Ricky McKinney
David Ramsey David Ramsey
Sidney Parker


Written by
Leslie Dixon Leslie Dixon
(screenplay)


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An average movie

3 years, 6 months ago at Mar 31 11:51
Right after ‘The Sixth Sense’, Haley Joel Osment became really popular and he was hailed as the next best thing but, unfortunately, it lasted only 2 short years and his career is already pretty much done nowadays. Basically, even though the guy was pretty cute as a kid, puberty was rather merciless on the guy (I know, it is something really mean to say but, seriously, you should check his rece... read more

The world can't change by itself, we must bring it

2 years, 4 months ago at Jun 8 20:07
After watching this film I just remembered the quote from 'Sullivan's Travels' which says 'film's the greatest educational medium the world has ever known'. Indeed, cinema's for entertainment as well acts as a message deliverer. This was an inspirational movie, and everybody must see it. I know I'm a bit late to see it, better late than never, right? I'm really glad for having it at the right time... read more

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1 month ago at Sep 18 21:49
The concept of the story is brilliant. It's become such a saying now to 'pay it forward' but I'm not sure if it even originated from this movie. The concept was told in a terrific way and really captured the ripple effect. Some viewers might not like this (being cynics), but I love it.

Here we have a kid who was is doing his best to change the world while the adults who initially enco... read more
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Description: A school social studies assignment leads to social changes that spread from city-to-city. Assigned to come up with some idea that will improve mankind, a young boy (Haley Joel Osment) decides that if he can do three good deeds for someone and they in turn can "pay it forward" and so forth, positive changes can occur. What appears to initially be a failure, is indeed a success that is not immediately known but is traced backwards by a reporter who is a benefactor. The initial recipients of the boy are a drug addict (James Cavaziel), his badly scarred school teacher (Kevin Spacey), and a classmate who is constantly bulli ... (more)
Release date: 20 October 2000
UPC: 085391887720
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tess24 posted a review 1 month ago

“The concept of the story is brilliant. It's become such a saying now to 'pay it forward' but I'm not sure if it even originated from this movie. The concept was told in a terrific way and really captured the ripple effect. Some viewers might not like this (being cynics), but I love it.

Here we have a kid who was is doing his best to change the world while the adults who initially encouraged him to are ultimately the ones holding him back. I cried the first time I watched it, and though I didn't cry during the second time, I could really feel the emotions emitting from the screen. I was actually suppressing my laughter during the climactic scene because I was waiting to see if my guy friend would cry (he didn't), but the bubble of laughter died away really quickly and gave way to ” read more

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