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Just Visiting (2001)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi  |  6 April 2001 (USA)
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A knight and his valet are plagued by a witch, and to repair the damage they make use of the services of a wizard. However, something goes wrong and they are transported from the 12th ... See full summary »

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A knight and his valet are plagued by a witch, and to repair the damage they make use of the services of a wizard. However, something goes wrong and they are transported from the 12th century to the year 2000. There the knight meets some of his family and slowly learns what this new century is like. However, he still needs to get back to the 12th century to deal with the witch, so he starts looking for a wizard. Written by Maarten Hofman <maarten_hofman@hotmail.com>

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They're not just from another time, they're from France. See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and crude humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 April 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dos colgados en Chicago  »

Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,272,489 (USA) (6 April 2001)

Gross:

£661,735 (UK) (1 March 2002)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jean Reno & Christian Clavier dubbed themselves for the French version. See more »

Goofs

The sticker Julia puts on Thibault changes position between shots, and in some scenes is gone altogether. See more »

Quotes

Hunter: [he notices André's table manners] Actually, the floor wasn't such a bad place for him. Easier to hose down.
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A Toast to the French!
12 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Many of the comments here are the usual gripes about remakes. Well, I've never seen "Les Visiteurs" so I'm just looking at this film on its own, and I must say that I was greatly entertained.

Of course, it's a lightweight plot, but Reno and Clavier sink their teeth into the time-travel jokes and manage to be endearing as well as thoroughly crazy. (Especially Clavier, whose scenes among the rich folks reminded me a lot of the Three Stooges' many dinners with the snobs.) Christina Applegate is sincere and appealing, her boyfriend and his bimbo are appalling, and the Chicago scenery is GREAT! (I have to admit my prejudice in that regard, having lived there for many years.) Considering that the remake was done by the men who made the original film, what's the problem? Think of what it would have been like if it starred Adam Sandler and David Spade, for instance. Zut alors!


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