The Big Bounce

January 30th, 2004


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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

Director: 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

Taglines: 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(estimated)

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

Gross: $6,471,394 (USA) (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.

Continuity: 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 :D