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PG-13| 2 hr. 2 min.

Plot Summary
The story of a social studies teacher who gives an assignment to his junior high school class to think of an idea to change the world for the better, then put it into action. When one young student creates a plan for "paying forward" favors, he not only affects the life of his struggling single mother, but he sets in motion an unprecedented wave of human kindness which, unbeknownst to him, has blossomed into a profound national phenomenon.

Cast: Kevin Spacey , Helen Hunt , Haley Joel Osment , Jay Mohr , James Caviezel , Jon Bon Jovi , Angie Dickinson , David Ramsey

Director: Mimi Leder

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

Pay It Forward (2000)

Release Date: October 20th, 2000|2 hr. 2 min.

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  • February 27, 2012 ginnbob04
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    tHIS AN IDEA THAT SHOULD BE SPREADING THAT AN INCREDABLE RATE!!! DO SOMETHING GOOD, AND MAKE SURE THAT IT IS OVER TOP AND FOR SOMETHING THAT WILL BE LIFE CHANGING AND YET YOU CAN AFFORD BUT ALSO AT THE TOP OF YOUR LEVEL TO MAKE SURE THAT IT IS LIFE CHANGING AND THERE IS NO TURNING BACK

  • October 16, 2011 baublond
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    What an incredible movie. Loved how the characters were developed and how mesmerizing they were. I usually only listen to a movie but I could not take my eyes away from this one. The premise of \"paying it forward\" is definitely one this world needs. Spacey, Hunt, Osment, and Caviezel were so believeable. This movie touched my soul.

  • October 02, 2011 mediaent
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    Fantastic movie....even better idea

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The Movie That Changed My Life: 'Pay It Forward'

Posted by
Erin Kendell Smith on Sep 17th, 2010 6:40PM

In honor of our 20th birthday, we'll be celebrating movies and their impact on individual people. If there is a movie that has changed or inspired you, let us know by emailing...

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