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Just Visiting (2001)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | 6 April 2001 (USA)
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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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6 April 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dos colgados en Chicago  »

Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$4,777,007 (USA) (11 May 2001)
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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

During the chase scene, the police say the suspects are heading for "State and Michigan." In Chicago, State St and Michigan Ave are parallel and thus there is no intersection of State and Michigan. See more »

Quotes

Count Thibault: I am already wealthy. I own hundreds of horses and bags of pepper, four hundred backs of wool, and fifty barrels of Spanish olives.
Andre: And you own me, Sire.
Count Thibault: Yes. But you have no value.
Andre: [pause] That is true.
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References Go (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Princesse Nubienne
Written by Helene Faussart, Celia Faussart, Souleymane Diamanka
Performed by Les Nubians
Courtesy of Virgin France SA
Under exclusive license to OmTown, a division of Higher Octave Music
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Surprisingly good remake!
7 October 2002 | by (Järvenpää, Finland) – See all my reviews

You may laugh at me if you like but I still think "Les Visiteurs" of 1993 is one of the greatest French movies I've ever seen and yes, I've seen quite a lot of them. The idea of a remake for an American audience seemed pretty pointless and stupid because the original was so bloody excellent and entertaining comedy already. Before I saw "Just visiting" I wondered would it be easier just to teach the people of America how to read the subtitles instead of making a whole new film.

Last night I watched this one simply out of curiosity and it turned out being rather great. My brother said that it was even better and claimed that the remake was definitely a sensible thing to do because the idea of "Les Visiteurs" was marvelous but the film was incomplete and filled with flaws. I don't necessarily think this one's better but it's not much worse either.

At least it made me laugh just as much and Jean Reno and especially Christian Clavier were fantastic and even Christina Applegate (Kelly from the highly popular tv sitcom "Married with children") didn't disappoint me. So all I can say is "Just visiting" was a splendid effort and worth a watch. Hilarious scenes, absurd characters and downright crazy plot. I wish I would also had a chance to see "Les Couloirs du temps: Les visiteurs 2" because I haven't found it anywhere in Finland. Shame.


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