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The Big Bounce

Still of Owen Wilson in The Big BounceStill of Sara Foster in The Big BounceDavid Chokachi at event of The Big BounceStill of Sara Foster in The Big BounceStill of Sara Foster in The Big BounceMorgan Freeman, Charlie Sheen, Harry Dean Stanton, Willie Nelson, Owen Wilson, Gregory Sporleder and Sara Foster in The Big Bounce


A small-time con artist and a Hawaiian real estate developer's mischevious, enterprising mistress team up for a potential $200,000 score.

Release Year: 2004

Rating: 4.8/10 (10,769 voted)

Critic's Score: 42/100

George Armitage

Stars: Owen Wilson, Morgan Freeman, Gary Sinise

Jack Ryan, a charming but mischievous kid with a history of small cons, never nasty, as he always approaches life from the pleasant side, goes to surfers paradise Hawai, where dodgy district judge Walter Crewes enlists him to get to real big criminals. Jack finds himself teaming up in bed and thieving 'business' with Nancy Hayes, the greedy mistress of evil hotel magnate Ray Ritchie and his dumb lieutenant Bob Rogers, Jr. and a real temptress gold-digger but is about the only one without an hidden agenda…

Writers: Elmore Leonard, Sebastian Gutierrez


Owen Wilson

Jack Ryan

Butch Helemano

Hawaiian Priest

Charlie Sheen

Bob Rogers, Jr.

Vinnie Jones

Lou Harris

Gregory Sporleder

Frank Pizzarro

Terry Ahue

Jimmy Opono

(as Terry L. Ahue)

Pete Johnson

Con Nuuiwa

Mike Renfro

Worker #1

Tony Dorsett

Worker #2

Brian L. Keaulana

Barry Salu

(as Brian Keaulana)

Morgan Freeman

Walter Crewes

Willie Nelson

Joe Lurie

Andrew Wilson

Ned Coleman

Sara Foster

Nancy Hayes

Gary Sinise

Ray Ritchie

Another crime wave from the author of Get Shorty and Out of Sight.


Official Website:
Warner Bros. [United States] |

Release Date: 30 January 2004

Filming Locations: Hawaii, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $50,000,000


Opening Weekend: $3,336,374
(1 February 2004)
(2304 Screens)

Gross: $6,471,394
(14 March 2004)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?


Jeremy Renner was offered a role in this film but turned it down to do
S.W.A.T. instead.


At the end, Jack puts one of Nancy bags in the limo. In the next shot, she has it in her hands.


Jack Ryan:
Are you serious? You really wanna box?

Nancy Hayes:
If I win, you show me how to steal a car. If you win, I do whatever you want. Put em up!

Jack Ryan:
You grow up on a marine base?

Nancy Hayes:
Don't use the, "I've never hit a girl" excuse.

Jack Ryan:
I've never hit a girl.
[Nancy hits him in the head]

Jack Ryan:
Don't be hitting me in my head when I'm not looking. You just awakened a sleeping giant.

User Review

Forget the Critics…

Rating: 8/10

Whether it was intended to be viewed this way or not, this movie was
exactly that, a movie(which are supposed to be fun). It didn't make you
think too hard(or at all), It had a beautiful cast in a beautiful
location, a great soundtrack, and a quirky fun story. Sometimes these
type of movies are just what the doctor ordered. So what that it has no
deep and meaningful theme, or that there are spots in the movie that
make absolutely no sense!!!! It suffered severely in the box office due
to very poor marketing prior to its release as well as a nation full of
people suffering from groupthink, and the critics are the ones pulling
the strings. I found the movie extremely refreshing, a nice break from
deep thought, and i chance where i could just sit down, fix my eyes on
the TV, and smile 😀