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''HEART'' ACHE A ''Random'' act brings Ford and Scott Thomas together (David James)

”I’m concerned that people might feel this doesn’t sound like a date movie,” says Ford. Okay, you be the judge: A cop (Ford) and a Republican congresswoman (Scott Thomas) lose their spouses in a plane crash. In the course of the investigation, they discover the deceased were having an affair. Soon they contemplate having one too. Says Pollack: ”I used to go on the set every day and say to Harrison and Kristin: ‘We don’t have a plot. We have fractional degrees of change in a relationship between two people.”’

Lest the movie sound boring, we should also note that Ford and Scott Thomas have a most surprising sex scene in a car; not only will it catch audiences off guard, it’s downright rough. ”It was two days of shooting,” Pollack recalls. ”We had a first-aid guy there because they banged each other around pretty good.” You’d think the entire shoot – which featured a plane-crash simulation so real that 40 onlookers called 911 – would have been difficult for Pollack, whose 34-year-old son died in a plane crash in 1993. ”Of course it has echoes, but I put it out of my mind,” says the director. ”Watching something like John Kennedy is much tougher for me.” BUZZ FACTOR: 6