The Big Bounce is a 2004 American comedy heist film starring Owen Wilson, Charlie Sheen, Sara Foster and Morgan Freeman. It was directed by George Armitage and based on a novel of the same name by Elmore Leonard. Leonard’s novel had previously been adapted for the big screen in a 1969 film of the same name directed by Alex March and starring Ryan O’Neal.Jack Ryan, a surfer and small-time thief, has a fight with the intimidating Lou Harris, involving a baseball bat. Harris is a foreman on a Hawaii construction site run by duplicitous millionaire Ray Ritchie. When Jack is released from jail, both the police and Ritchie’s business partner, Bob Rogers, Jr., tell Jack to leave the island. However, Judge Walter Crewes takes a liking to Jack and offers him a place to stay and a job as a handyman at a small resort of beach-front bungalows that the Judge owns. Jack has treacherous encounters with Harris and Rogers, Jr., on numerous occasions.
Genre: Comedy, Crime Rating: 4.9/10 Release on: 30 January 2004 (USA) Director: George Armitage Writers: Elmore Leonard (novel), Sebastian Gutierrez (screenplay) Stars: Owen Wilson, Morgan Freeman, Gary Sinise