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Lazily crafted and light on substance, The Big Bounce takes few chances and strands its promising cast in a subpar adaptation that fails to do its source material justice. Read critic reviews

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Beach bum and petty criminal Jack Ryan (Owen Wilson) gets into a fight while working at a construction site owned by corrupt developer Ray Ritchie (Gary Sinise). The cops want him out of Hawaii, but shifty judge Walter Crewes (Morgan Freeman) intervenes and hires Jack to work odd jobs at a string of beach bungalows. Jack then encounters Nancy Hayes (Sara Foster), Ritchie's beautiful but dangerous mistress, who draws him into a plot to rob Ritchie of a fortune.

Cast & Crew

Morgan Freeman
Walter Crewes
Gary Sinise
Ray Ritchie
Sara Foster
Nancy Hayes
Vinnie Jones
Lou Harris
Bebe Neuwirth
Alison Ritchie
Charlie Sheen
Bob Rogers, Jr.
Harry Dean Stanton
Bob Rogers, Sr.
Andrew Wilson
Ned Coleman
George Armitage
Writer (Screenplay)
Sebastian Gutierrez
Writer (Screenplay)
Elmore Leonard
Writer (Novel)
Zane Weiner
Executive Producer
Brent Armitage
Executive Producer
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  • Jan 30, 2013
    Most memorable moment for those who have seen this film - the hotness of Sara Foster. It was an ideal that not even Foster could live up to in subsequent films. Other than that, the Big Bounce is big rubbish put on the screen by those who ought to have known better. The film thinks it is witty but really is a big pity.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2010
    This is a great movie that is always fun to watch. The plot is great, the characters are really fun to watch and the Hawaii backdrop is a nice touch. Owen Wilson, to me, is always funny and this was no exception. I really like the comedy approach to noir, for some reason it just really works.
    Conner R Super Reviewer
  • Sep 19, 2010
    Jack (Owen Wilson) is a low-key thief in Hawaii, looking for a scam after getting fired from a construction job. He winds up working for district judge Walter Crewes (Morgan Freeman), doing odd jobs and gazing at Nancy (Sara Foster), the hooker mistress of the construction magnate (Gary Sinise),from beginning to end, the leading female character, Nancy, is central to the plot of the story, Heists almost get pulled, fates almost intersect, but not quite....Apart from some beautiful shots of Hawaii and some kewl cliff diving footage, there was nothing that really grabbed me about this movie......
    ♥Robyn Super Reviewer
  • Apr 12, 2009
    such a great cast...what the hell happened?
    Matthew M Super Reviewer

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