Pay it Forward


2h 2m 2000

Brief Synopsis

Everything in social studies teacher Eugene Simonet's life is in order--every shirt, every pencil, every person in its proper place. To keep the surface placid means never having to go deeper. And no one and nothing in his life has ever asked him to. Arlene McKinney is a single mother hanging on by

Film Details

Also Known As
Cadena de favores, Skicka vidare, Un Monde meilleur
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Jack Wolpa
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 2m

Synopsis

Everything in social studies teacher Eugene Simonet's life is in order--every shirt, every pencil, every person in its proper place. To keep the surface placid means never having to go deeper. And no one and nothing in his life has ever asked him to. Arlene McKinney is a single mother hanging on by her fingertips, working two jobs, and struggling to raise her son, Trevor. She is trying to give him a new life, but in her absence she is losing him. Eugene gives Trevor's class an assignment: look at the world around you and fix what you don't like. But can you fix people?

Crew

Peter Abrams

Producer

Marcos Alvarez

Set Designer

Donna L Armstrong

Other

Herach Arzounian

Other

Christopher Aud

Sound Editor

Kevin Bartnof

Foley Artist

Carlo Basail

Other

Noah Bernardo

Song

Stacy Berns

Assistant

Bill Bernstein

Music Editor

John V Bonds

Editor

Tracy Bonham

Song

Tracy Bonham

Song Performer

Jenifer Bonisteel

Assistant

Jeremy Bradley

Post-Production Assistant

Judith Brown

Other

Kayce Brown

Assistant

Raul A Bruce

Boom Operator

Dana Brunetti

Assistant

Dave Buckner

Song

Stacey Bunch

Casting Associate

William H Burton

Stunts

Rodney Byrd

Special Effects Foreman

Stephen S. Campanelli

Camera Operator

Stephen S. Campanelli

Steadicam Operator

David E Campbell

Rerecording

Candice Campos

Assistant Production Coordinator

Condice Canty

Costumes

Amy Carelli

Other

Lois Carl

Other

Paddy Carson

Associate Producer

Richard Cody

Craft Service

Bill Coe

Assistant Camera Operator

Sam Cooke

Song

Sam Cooke

Song Performer

Jordan Corngold

Music

Jeffrey Cranford

Assistant Sound Editor

Tangi Crawford

Costumes

Mick Cukurs

Set Designer

Peg Cummings

Set Decorator

Marcos Curiel

Song

J Patrick Daily

Key Grip

Burt Dalton

Special Effects Supervisor

Mark Daniels

Song

Steve Danton

Assistant Director

Chad Dashnaw

Stunts

Jeff Dashnaw

Stunt Coordinator

Albert Delgado

Special Effects

Leslie Dilley

Production Designer

Jessie Disla

Casting Assistant

Leslie Dixon

Screenplay

Brett Doogan

Craft Service

No Doubt

Song Performer

Thomas Dumont

Song

Brennan Dyson

Stunts

Steve Earle

Song Performer

Steve Earle

Song

Thom Ehle

Consultant

Scott Elias

Production Supervisor

Tobin Esperance

Song

Debbie Evans

Stunts

Darrell Fielder

Hair Stylist

Michelle Fitch

Assistant

Patrick J. Foley

Dialogue Editor

Lynda Foote

Costume Supervisor

Douglas Fox

Property Master

Issac Friedman

Camera Assistant

Kimberly Sue Furlong

Costumes

David Gabrielli

Foreman

Terry Garcia

Assistant Sound Editor

Lee Garibaldi

Transportation Captain

Michael Garrity

Assistant

Eric Gotthelf

Foley Mixer

J P Guerin

Special Thanks To

Nadine Haders

Costumes

Nancy Haecker

Assistant Location Manager

Jimmie Haha

Song

Nathaniel Hall

Song

Catherine Harper

Foley Artist

Greg Harris

Stunts

Denise Heinrich

Production Coordinator

Mo Henry

Negative Cutting

Mildred Hill

Song

Patty Hill

Song

Dr. Roberta Holton

Special Thanks To

Buddy Joe Hooker

Stunt Coordinator

David H Horton

Foley Editor

David M Horton

Foley Editor

Jerry Horton

Song

Norman Howell

Stunts

Lawrence Hubbs

Art Director

J Paul Huntsman

Sound Editor

Catherine Ryan Hyde

Source Material (From Novel)

Barry Idoine

Camera Assistant

China Iwata

Assistant Property Master

Joel Iwataki

Music

David James

Photography

Nicholas C John

Other

Roger Johnson

Video Assist/Playback

Renee Ehrlich Kalfus

Costume Designer

Dori Kancher

Assistant

Ryan Keating

Stunts

Philip Keller

Storyboard Artist

Troy R Kramer

Craft Service

Kevin Larosa

Pilot

Adria Later

Other

Dwight Lavers

Dolly Grip

David Lawson

Other

Stevie Lazo

Production Accountant

Louis Lazzara

Makeup Artist

Carol Leavitt

Special Thanks To

Geraldine Leder

Casting

Lee Lemont

Adr Editor

Melissa Levander

Set Decorator

Cary Levine

Other

Robert L. Levy

Producer

Cris Lombardi

Camera Operator

Maggie Mancuso

Location Manager

Johnny M Martin

Stunt Coordinator

Vivian Mcateer

Makeup

Dennis Mccarthy

Costumes

Tania Mccomas

Makeup Artist

Shaun Mcgovern

Accounting Assistant

Michael Mcguire

Key Rigging Grip

Charles H Mcintyre

Lighting

Charles H Mcintyre

Lighting Technician

Mary Mclaglen

Executive Producer

Mary Mclaglen

Unit Production Manager

Robert A. Mcmahan

Assistant Camera Operator

Mark Mcnabb

Sound Mixer

Dr. Timothy A Miller

Special Thanks To

Mark Morrell

Assistant Sound Editor

Matthew W. Mungle

Prosthetic Makeup

Thomas Newman

Music

Laura O'brien

Art Department Coordinator

Carrol O'connell

Hair Stylist

Thomas J. O'connell

Adr Mixer

Ralph Odum

Stunts

David Orr

Color Timer

Andrew Panay

Special Thanks To

Thomas Pasatieri

Music Arranger

Elaine Patarini

Assistant Location Manager

Michelle Pinkney

Assistant

Julie Pitkanen

Script Supervisor

Gregory Plotkin

Assistant Editor

Angie Popko

Assistant

Paul Prenderville

Assistant Director

Siobhan Prior

Assistant Editor

Ferguson Reid M.d.

Other

Brian Relyea

Assistant Director

Kim Renee

Stunts

Scott Ressler

Camera Assistant

Steven Reuther

Producer

Julio Rodriguez Reyes

Song

Julio Rodriguez Reyes

Song Performer

John F Reynolds

Dialogue Editor

Richmond Riedel

Assistant Editor

John Rietz

Rerecording

David Rosenbloom

Editor

Debbie Lynn Ross

Stunts

G Marq Roswell

Music Supervisor

Brigette Roux-lough

Assistant

Gregg Rudloff

Rerecording

Marvin Salsberg

Construction Coordinator

Waldo Sanchez

Hair Stylist

John Sandau

Lighting

Paul Sandoval

Song

Nicholas L Savalas

Location Assistant

Michael Schenk

On-Set Dresser

Jeffrey Schwartz

Assistant

Jacoby Shaddix

Song

Elizabeth Shelton

Costume Supervisor

Jane Siberry

Song Performer

Jane Siberry

Song

James Simcik

Adr Editor

Hallie Sirota

Assistant

Michael Small

Song

Gary Speckman

Set Designer

Ronnie Specter

Makeup

Oliver Stapleton

Director Of Photography

Oliver Stapleton

Dp/Cinematographer

Christine Steele

Makeup Assistant

Gwen Stefani

Song

Michael P. Sweeney

Assistant Property Master

Tommy Tancharoen

Transportation Coordinator

Jonathan Treisman

Executive Producer

James R Tynes

Lighting Technician

David H Venghaus

Assistant Director

Peter Weireter

Stunts

David Werntz

Editor

Tom W West

Grip

Jack Wolpa

Cable Operator

Dick Ziker

Stunts

Film Details

Also Known As
Cadena de favores, Skicka vidare, Un Monde meilleur
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Jack Wolpa
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 2m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 20, 2000

Bel Air Entertainment reportedly paid six figures for the rights to Catherine Ryan Hyde's novel, "Pay It Forward," published by Simon & Schuster February 2000.

Began shooting February 17, 2000.

Completed shooting May 4, 2000.

Released in United States Fall October 20, 2000