A woman finds a romantic letter in a bottle washed ashore and tracks down the author, a widowed shipbuilder whose wife died tragically early. As a deep and mutual attraction blossoms, the man struggles to make peace with his past so that he can move on and find happiness.

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  1. Nicholas Sparks


  2. Gerald Di Pego


  3. Luis Mandoki


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  1. Kevin Costner

    Kevin Costner

    Garrett Blake

  2. Robin Wright

    Robin Wright

    Theresa Osborne

  3. Paul Newman

    Paul Newman

    Dodge Blake

  4. John Savage

    John Savage

    Johnny Land

  5. Illeana Douglas

    Illeana Douglas

    Lina Paul

  6. Robbie Coltrane

    Robbie Coltrane

    Charlie Toschi

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 11m

Budget $80,000,000.00

Revenue $118,880,016.00

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Release Information

  • February 22, 1999
    PG-13, Theatrical



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