Pay It Forward

Pay It Forward (2000)

When someone does you a big favor, don't pay it back... Pay It Forward

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2000-10-20
  • User Rating: 7.3/10 from 1652 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 2min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Bel Air Entertainment
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Mimi Leder
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Like some other kids, 12-year-old Trevor McKinney believed in the goodness of human nature. Like many other kids, he was determined to change the world for the better. Unlike most other kids, he succeeded.

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  • Kevin Spacey

    as Eugene Simonet
  • Helen Hunt

    as Arlene McKinney
  • Angie Dickinson

    as Grace
  • Haley Joel Osment

    as Trevor McKinney
  • Jay Mohr

    as Chris Chandler
  • Jim Caviezel

    as Jerry
  • Jon Bon Jovi

    as Ricky McKinney
  • David Ramsey

    as Sidney Parker
  • Gary Werntz

    as Mr. Thorsen
  • Colleen Flynn

    as Woman on Bridge
  • Marc Donato

    as Adam
  • Kathleen Wilhoite

    as Bonnie
  • Liza Snyder

    as Michelle
  • Jeannetta Arnette

    as Nurse
  • Hannah Leder

    as Thorsen's Daughter
  • Tina Lifford

    as Principal
  • Loren D. Baum

    as Rough Kid #1
  • Nico Matinata

    as Rough Kid #2
  • Zack Duhame

    as Rough Kid #3
  • Shawn Pyfrom

    as Shawn
  • Alexandra Kotcheff

    as Alexandra
  • Bradley White

    as Jordan
  • Christi Colombo

    as Christi
  • Phillip Stewart

    as Phillip
  • Justin Parsons

    as Justin
  • Myeshia Dejore Walker

    as Myeshia
  • Brenae Suzanne Davey

    as Brenae
  • Molly Bernard

    as Molly
  • Andrew Patrick Flood

    as Andy
  • Tameila N. Turner

    as Tameila
  • Julian Correa

    as Julian
  • Carrie Sullivan

    as School Girl
  • Patricia Deanda

    as Change Girl
  • Ryan Berti

    as Hallway Kid #1
  • Gabriela Rivas

    as Hallway Kid #2
  • Carrick O'Quinn

    as Man In Window
  • Stephanie Feury

    as Woman In Window
  • Bernard White

    as Cop
  • Tom Bailey

    as Liquid Man #1
  • Tim DeZarn

    as Liquid Man #2
  • Jonathan Nichols

    as Liquid Man #3
  • Ron Keck

    as Lowlife #1
  • John Powers

    as Lowlife #2
  • Bob McCracken

    as Creepy Middle-Aged Man
  • Frank Whiteman

    as Doctor
  • Eugene Osment

    as Cop Who Gives Directions
  • Kendall Tenney

    as Male Newscaster
  • Sue Tripathy

    as Female Newscaster
  • Rusty Meyers

    as News Stand Guy
  • Leslie Dilley

    as The Governor
  • Billie Perkins

    as Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Sound Thomas Newman Original Music Composer
Camera Bill Coe First Assistant Camera
Production Steven Reuther Producer
Art Lawrence A. Hubbs Art Direction
Sound David M. Horton Foley Editor
Art Leslie Dilley Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Renee Ehrlich Kalfus Costume Design
Sound Bill Bernstein Music Editor
Crew Buddy Joe Hooker Stunt Coordinator
Camera Scott Andrew Ressler First Assistant "B" Camera
Sound Catherine Harper Foley Artist
Writing Leslie Dixon Screenplay
Production Peter Abrams Producer
Production Robert L. Levy Producer
Camera Oliver Stapleton Director of Photography
Editing David Rosenbloom Editor
Crew Jeffrey J. Dashnaw Stunt Coordinator
Sound Joel Iwataki Scoring Mixer
Art Peg Cummings Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Matthew W. Mungle Prosthetic Makeup Artist
Crew Albert Delgado Special Effects
Directing Mimi Leder Director
Crew Dana Brunetti Actor's Assistant
Directing Steve Danton First Assistant Director
Production Mary McLaglen Executive Producer
Production Mary McLaglen Unit Production Manager
Crew Johnny Martin Stunt Coordinator
Writing Catherine Ryan Hyde Novel
Costume & Make-Up Waldo Sanchez Key Hair Stylist
Costume & Make-Up Tania McComas Key Makeup Artist
Visual Effects Burt Dalton Special Effects Supervisor
Crew Norman Howell Stunts
Costume & Make-Up Carol A. O'Connell Hairstylist
Directing David H. Venghaus Jr. Second Assistant Director
Crew Kevin LaRosa Pilot
Editing David Orr Color Timer
Crew Dick Ziker Stunts
Costume & Make-Up Ronnie Specter Makeup Artist
Crew Peter Weireter Stunts
Camera Chris Lombardi "B" Camera Operator
Editing Gregory Plotkin First Assistant Editor
Editing Richmond Riedel First Assistant Editor
Crew Debbie Lynn Ross Stunts
Production Maggie Peterson Location Manager
Crew Debbie Evans Stunts
Costume & Make-Up Tangi Crawford Costumer
Editing Siobhan Prior Assistant Editor
Costume & Make-Up Lynda Foote Costume Supervisor
Sound David E. Campbell Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Gregg Rudloff Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound John T. Reitz Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Production Geraldine Leder Casting
Directing Julie Pitkanen Script Supervisor
Sound Kevin Bartnof Foley Artist
Camera Stephen S. Campanelli Camera Operator
Camera Stephen S. Campanelli Steadicam Operator
Crew Judith M. Brown Studio Teacher
Camera David James Still Photographer
Art Mick Cukurs Set Designer
Sound J. Paul Huntsman Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Patrick J. Foley Dialogue Editor
Sound John F. Reynolds Dialogue Editor
Sound Christopher S. Aud Supervising Sound Editor
Sound John Voss Bonds Jr. Sound Effects Editor
Sound David Werntz Sound Effects Editor
Art Marvin Salsberg Construction Coordinator
Crew Jeremy Bradley Post Production Assistant
Art Douglas Fox Property Master
Crew Tommy Tancharoen Transportation Coordinator
Production Candice D. Campos Assistant Production Coordinator
Lighting James R. Tynes Chief Lighting Technician
Camera Barry Idoine First Assistant "B" Camera
Costume & Make-Up Louis Lazzara Makeup Artist
Sound Thom 'Coach' Ehle Dolby Consultant
Crew William H. Burton Jr. Stunts
Lighting John 'Fest' Sandau Assistant Chief Lighting Technician
Sound James Simcik Supervising ADR Editor
Camera J. Patrick Daily Key Grip
Sound Lee Lemont ADR Editor
Costume & Make-Up Vivian McAteer Makeup Department Head
Crew Roger C. Johnson Video Assist Operator
Art Philip Keller Storyboard Artist
Production Scott Elias Production Supervisor
Crew Ryan Keating Stunts
Art Laura M. O'Brien Art Department Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Darrell Redleaf-Fielder Hairstylist
Sound G. Marq Roswell Music Supervisor
Sound Thomas Pasatieri Orchestrator
Art David Gabrielli Construction Foreman
Production Denise Heinrich Production Coordinator
Sound Raul A. Bruce Boom Operator
Sound Mark Hopkins McNabb Production Sound Mixer
Crew Richard Cody Craft Service
Crew Lois Carl Studio Teacher
Art Carlo Basail Greensman
Production Stevie Lazo Production Accountant
Crew Adria Later Studio Teacher
Crew Jeanmarie Murphy-Burke Unit Publicist
Costume & Make-Up Nadine Haders Costumer
Costume & Make-Up Dennis McCarthy Costumer
Editing Mo Henry Negative Cutter
Crew Brennan Dyson Stunts
Crew Chad Dashnaw Stunts
Art John M. Schenk Set Dresser
Sound David L. Horton Jr. Foley Editor
Sound Terry Garcia Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Mark Morrell Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Eric Gotthelf Foley Mixer
Camera Dwight Joseph Lavers Dolly Grip
Sound Thomas J. O'Connell ADR Mixer
Art Michael P. Sweeney Assistant Property Master
Crew Lee Garibaldi Transportation Captain
Camera Bobby McMahan Second Assistant Camera
Crew Greg Harris Stunts
Directing Paul Byrne Prenderville Second Second Assistant Director
Art Nicholas C. John Standby Painter
Art China Fox Assistant Property Master
Production Shaun M. McGovern Assistant Accountant
Lighting Michael McGuire Key Rigging Grip
Camera Isaac Friedman Second Assistant "B" Camera
Production Brigette Roux-Lough Producer's Assistant
Sound Jeff Cranford Assistant Sound Editor
Production Jonathan Treisman Executive Producer
Production Paddy Sam Carson Associate Producer
Art Gary Speckman Set Designer
Art Marcos Alvarez Set Designer
Crew Jack Wolpa Cableman
Production Cary Levine Production Secretary
Production Dori Kancher Producer's Assistant
Production Michelle Pinkney Producer's Assistant
Production Hallie Sirota Producer's Assistant
Crew Stacey Berns Actor's Assistant
Production Elaine Patarini Assistant Location Manager
Art Larry McGuire Leadman
Crew Ralph W. Odum Stunts
Crew Kim Renee Stunts
Costume & Make-Up Christine Steele Assistant Makeup Artist
Production Jessie Disla Casting Assistant
Production Stacey Bunch Casting Assistant