Pay It Forward

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  122 min.
Release Date: October 20, 2000

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Cast: Jon Bon Jovi, Jay Mohr, Helen Hunt, Kevin Spacey, Liev Schreiber, Haley Joel Osment, Jim Caviezel, Marc Donato


A young boy (Osment) is challenged by his teacher (Spacey) to make the world a better place. The boy comes up with the "pay it forward" concept, in which you do a good deed for someone, who then does a good deed for three other people, rather than "payback" the favor. The boy starts by taking in a homeless junkie, much to the surprise of his mother (Hunt).

Director: Mimi Leder
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Producer(s): Peter Abrams, Robert Levy, Steven Reuther
Screenplay: Leslie Dixon
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