Grieving widower Garret Blake builds boats for a living. Rebuilding his life - that's another matter. But that's before Theresa Osborne comes to his North Carolina village. Theresa, a lonely divorcee and researcher for the Chicago Tribune, knows Garret is the author of the message she found inside a bottle on a Cape Cod beach. And she knows the message spoke to her in a way that profoundly touched her heart. Kevin Costner is Garret and Robin Wright Penn as Theresa bring high-voltage starpower to Message in a Bottle, a tale of love lost and found based on Nicholas Sparks' bestseller. " You choose - the past of the future. Pick one and stick with it," Garret's spry father Dodge (Paul Newman) advises. The advice sticks. So does the impact of this tender, moving filmed tale.

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Message in a Bottle (1999)

PG-13

Romance/Drama · 2h 11m · 2/12/1999

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A story of love lost and found.

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Grieving widower Garret Blake builds boats for a living. Rebuilding his life - that's another matter. But that's before Theresa Osborne comes to his North Carolina village. Theresa, a lonely divorcee and researcher for the Chicago Tribune, knows Garret is the author of the message she found inside a bottle on a Cape Cod beach. And she knows the message spoke to her in a way that profoundly touched her heart. Kevin Costner is Garret and Robin Wright Penn as Theresa bring high-voltage starpower to Message in a Bottle, a tale of love lost and found based on Nicholas Sparks' bestseller. " You choose - the past of the future. Pick one and stick with it," Garret's spry father Dodge (Paul Newman) advises. The advice sticks. So does the impact of this tender, moving filmed tale.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Companies

Bel Air Entertainment, DiNovi Pictures, Tig Productions

Budget

$80,000,000

Revenue

$118,880,016
Part Of
Cast
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Kevin Costner

Garret Blake
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Robin Wright

Theresa Osborne (as Robin Wright Penn)
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Paul Newman

Dodge Blake
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John Savage

Johnny Land
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Illeana Douglas

Lina Paul
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Robbie Coltrane

Charlie Toschi
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Jesse James

Jason Osborne
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Bethel Leslie

Marta Land
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Tom Aldredge

Hank Land
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Viveka Davis

Alva
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Raphael Sbarge

Andy
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Richard Hamilton

Chet
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Rosemary Murphy

Helen at the B&B
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Steven Eckholdt

David Osborne
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Susan Brightbill

Catherine Land Blake
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Patricia Belcher

Annie
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Steve Mellor

Man on Dock
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Lance Gilbert

Man on Sinking Boat
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Jennifer Lamb

Woman on Sinking Boat
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Hayden Panettiere

Girl on Sinking Boat
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Walt MacPherson

Pete the Cop
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Justin DiPego

Typewriter Repairman
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Meagan Riley-Grant

Mary
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Karen Fowler

Sleepover Mom
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Caleb Deschanel

Man at the B&B
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Mauricio Ochmann

Mail Boy
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Anthony Genovese

Photographer
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Elizabeth Guindi

Christine
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Donald Watson

Diner Patron #1
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W. Clapham Murray

Diner Patron #2 (as Clapham Murray)
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Gregg Trzaskowski

Johnny Friend #1
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Robert E. Tarlow

Johnny Friend #2
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Philip Traynor

Boy in Car
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Daniel V. Trefts

Policeman on Boat
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Christina Bergstrom

Office Worker #1
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Norman Fessler

Office Worker #2
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David Paris

Helicopter Pilot #1 (as David W. Paris)
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Robert Kenney

Helicopter Pilot #2
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Ayana Cahrr

(uncredited)
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Yasmine Delawari

(uncredited)
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Sherry Koftan

Girl on the Boat (uncredited)
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Marcello Robinson

El Boy (uncredited)
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Darla Rothman

Flight Attendant (uncredited)
Crew
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Luis Mandoki

Director
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Nicholas Sparks

Writer
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Gerald Di Pego

Writer
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Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Message in a Bottle

(DVD, Snapper)

8/3/1999

Disc Title Front Cover

Message In A Bottle

(DVD)

11/3/2009

Disc Title Front Cover

Message in a Bottle

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

8/2/2011

Disc Title Front Cover

Message in a Bottle (Mother's Day Gift Set with Card and Gift Wrap)

(DVD)

4/18/2006

Disc Title Front Cover

Message in a Bottle

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

Message In a Bottle

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

Message in a Bottle

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

Message in a Bottle

(DVD)

8/3/1999

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