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The Visit (I) (2000)

 -  Drama  -  20 April 2001 (USA)
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A young man dying in prison brings his family together for a fateful visit, and proceeds to put his life back together.

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Tony
Charmin Lee White ...
Mrs. Tony Waters
Terrell Mitchell ...
Tony's Son
Enoh Essien ...
Tony's Daughter
Christopher Babers ...
Young Tony (as Chris Babers)
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Young Alex
Drew Renkewitz ...
Prison Guard (as Drew Reukewitz)
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Guard Enheim (as Tim DeZarn)
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Alex
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Young Felicia (as Jennifer Nicole Freeman)
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Mr. McDonald
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Dr. Coles
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Lois Waters
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Based on a play inspired by a true story, The Visit explores one man's search for understanding and redemption. With the help of a psychiatrist, convicted rapist Alex Waters (Hill Harper) charts a new course that changes forever the fate of those who love him and their memories of him. Written by Anonymous

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Both father and son are in prison. But only one is behind bars.

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Rated R for language and some drug content | See all certifications »
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$6,000 (USA) (15 December 2000)

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$186,444 (USA) (18 May 2001)
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(Sometimes I Feel Like a) Motherless Child
Written and Arranged by Carol Maillard
Copyright © 1996 4 Jagadish Music (BMI)
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A different kind of prison flick
12 July 2003 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"The Visit" tells the story of a young convicted rapist and AIDS victim (Harper) in prison, the visits he receives from family and friends which resurrect old issues, and his final quest for resolution and purpose. On the upside "The Visit" is a solid drama which is short on entertainment and long on meaning, interspersed with surreal dream-like sequences, backed with a plaintive jazz score, cloaked in very unprison-like atmospherics, offers excellent performances, and avoids cliches and stereotypes. However, the film's theatrical presentation and somewhat vague purpose may limit audience appeal to more serious minded film goers and fans of the players. (B)


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