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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 Came. They Saw. They Wanna Go Back. 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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Release Date:

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

Count Thibault and André attack a red SUV, saying, "Look! A red dragon!" In the original French 1993 version, they demolish a yellow postal van but first scare off its black driver, saying, "Look! A Moor!" The scene was fiddled for "racial sensitivity". See more »

Goofs

When the Earl of Warwick speaks with the witch, the wart on the witch's chin is on the right of her chin. It then moves to the left, only to then move back to the right. See more »

Quotes

André le Pate: [as the Count is bathing, Andre takes a bottle of Chanel and drinks some, handing it to the count] Ah! Very good flavour!
Count Thibault: [he drinks some, then promptly spits it out] Blah! This is not wine, ignorant peasant! It is oil for the bath!
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Features Family Feud (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

I Got You Babe
Written by Sonny Bono
Performed by Sonny & Cher (as Sonny and Cher)
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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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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