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The Gift (2000)

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A fortune teller with extrasensory perception is asked to help find a young woman who has mysteriously disappeared.

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Sam Raimi
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cate Blanchett ... Annie Wilson
Giovanni Ribisi ... Buddy Cole
Keanu Reeves ... Donnie Barksdale
Katie Holmes ... Jessica King
Greg Kinnear ... Wayne Collins
Hilary Swank ... Valerie Barksdale
Michael Jeter ... Gerald Weems
Kim Dickens ... Linda
Gary Cole ... David Duncan
Rosemary Harris ... Annie's Granny
J.K. Simmons ... Sheriff Pearl Johnson
Chelcie Ross ... Kenneth King
John Beasley ... Albert Hawkins
Lynnsee Provence Lynnsee Provence ... Mike Wilson
Hunter McGilvray Hunter McGilvray ... Miller Wilson
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Storyline

When Jessica King goes missing, all eyes turn to Annabelle Wilson. Not as a murder suspect, but as a clairvoyant. Many of the towns folk go to Annabelle for help, and Jessica's fiancée, Wayne Collins, turns to Annabelle for possible guidance. Annabelle feels that she can't help, but this doesn't stop her from constantly getting visions of Jessica's fate. Written by FilmFanUK

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Can you trust a witness who wasn't there? See more »


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Rated R for violence, language, and sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Keanu Reeves and his on-screen wife Hilary Swank visited with local spousal abuse counselors to understand why men were abusive to their wives and why the wives stayed with the husbands. See more »

Goofs

When meeting Wayne to talk about her son, Annie is wearing blue and white stripes. Later that day she stops by the auto shop to have Buddy look at her broken car door and is wearing pink. Later still that day, she's back to the blue and white. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Annie: Oh, thank you for the peaches.
Tommy Lee Ballard: Yes, ma'am.
Annie: So how you been?
Tommy Lee Ballard: Oh, pretty good, I reckon.
Annie: You had a health problem since I saw you last?
Tommy Lee Ballard: Ma'am?
Annie: Have you been sick.
Tommy Lee Ballard: Back's been hurting a little.
Annie: No, no, it's not your back. You been bleeding somewhere?
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Connections

Spoofs Back to the Future (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Cherry Lips
By Lucky Lawrence
Performed by The Souvenirs
Courtesy of WILL Records
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One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter.
7 November 2002 | by danncynSee all my reviews

Having seen this film several times and never remembering the composer of the score, I decided to look it up at IMDb. While here, I decided to check out the various user reviews. And I was kind of surprised at the "love it or hate it" division.

I'm mainly surprised that anyone thought it was "typical" Hollywood pap or that it was slow moving, labored or simply so-so.

Maybe you just have to like Sam Raimi to enjoy this. I couldn't help but appreciate the fact the style and many elements were a lot like "Evil Dead 1 & 2", but more subtle and refined. Sam obviously made the most of the camera angles, scenery and lighting for specific reasons...the general "darkness" of the town versus the "light" surrounding Cate(the only one who could see the truth).

Maybe some didn't see a lot of the dark humor or appreciate the fine acting with non-stereotypical southern accents by all, especially Cate.

This is a film well worth repeated viewings.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Gift See more »

Filming Locations:

Effingham County, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,827, 25 December 2000

Gross USA:

$12,008,642

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,567,606
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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