MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 5,965 this week

The Visit (I) (2000)

R  |   |  Drama  |  20 April 2001 (USA)
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 179 users   Metascore: 60/100
Reviews: 8 user | 22 critic | 16 from Metacritic.com

A young man dying in prison brings his family together for a fateful visit, and proceeds to put his life back together.

Writers:

(play), (screenplay)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

Related News

Michael Beardon Interview, This Is it
| MoviesOnline.ca

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2418 titles
created 28 Jun 2011
 
a list of 8201 titles
created 13 Aug 2011
 
a list of 65 titles
created 02 Apr 2012
 
a list of 9994 titles
created 25 Jul 2013
 
a list of 65 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Visit" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Visit (2000)

The Visit (2000) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Visit.
8 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Mask of Death (1996)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

While attempting to flee from the FBI, the criminal Frank Dallio kills Detective McKenna's wife, Rachel. McKenna himself is shot in the face by the professional killer Lyle Mason, who dies ... See full summary »

Director: David Mitchell
Stars: Lorenzo Lamas, Rae Dawn Chong, Billy Dee Williams
Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Three rival actresses and their crew, desperate and hating each other, reunite for a horror movie sequel when someone starts killing them off just like in their movie, in this bitchy, raunchy, comedy mystery.

Director: David DeCoteau
Stars: Daniel Bernhardt, Rae Dawn Chong, Candice Coke
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A man is cursed with falling in love with other men's women.

Director: Kwyn Bader
Stars: Hill Harper, Laurel Holloman, David Moscow
The Prince I (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A young executive in a toy company is dangerously close to being fired. He meets a mysterious man who teaches him how to manipulate others and soon the young man is a shark on the top of ... See full summary »

Director: Pinchas Perry
Stars: Billy Dee Williams, Michael Riley, Tom Billett
Alien Intruder (Video 1993)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

Space traveling convicts become the victims of their own fantasies when virtual reality is made to go wrong.

Director: Ricardo Jacques Gale
Stars: Maxwell Caulfield, Tracy Scoggins, Billy Dee Williams
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

On the road to Lake Tahoe, a stressed out young executive meets a woman who forever changes his life. Shot in the spectacular Sierra Nevada Mountains, "The Last Place On Earth" is a funny, ... See full summary »

Director: James Slocum
Stars: Tisha Campbell-Martin, Dana Ashbrook, Mitchell Anderson
Moving Target (1996)
Action | Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A bounty hunter with a pregnant wife who is urging him to get a regular job gets framed for murder and trapped in a war between Russian gangsters.

Director: Damian Lee
Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Ardon Bess, Michelle Johnson
The Visit (1964)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Carla Zachanassian had a child by Serge Miller as a teenager. When Serge refused to marry her, she was driven out of town. By her own wit and cunning, she has returned as a ... See full summary »

Director: Bernhard Wicki
Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Anthony Quinn, Irina Demick
Starlight (1996)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.2/10 X  

Adrianna (Chong) is a beautiful alien woman who has come to Earth in search of a half alien man (Wirth). She needs him to help her defeat the evil alien Pallas, who himself is out to kill her.

Director: Jonathon Kay
Stars: Rae Dawn Chong, Billy Wirth, Willie Nelson
The Maintenance Man (Video 2004)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Je'Caryous Johnson
Stars: Arnez J., Je'Caryous Johnson, Iva La'Shawn
Amazon (1990)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Widowed and broke Finnish businessman Kari takes his two teenage daughters with him to Brazil. A bush pilot introduces him to the idea of gold mining in the jungle, but a beautiful and ... See full summary »

Director: Mika Kaurismäki
Stars: Kari Väänänen, Robert Davi, Rae Dawn Chong
Small Time I (1996)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Ben is a small-time gangster who gets the opportunity to earn a lot of money. His boss sends him to a remote ranch with bag full of drugs and orders him to wait for the buyer. But the ... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey Reiner
Stars: Glenn Plummer, Patrick Cupo, Ernie Reyes Jr.
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Tony
Charmin Lee White ...
Mrs. Tony Waters
Terrell Mitchell ...
Tony's Son
Enoh Essien ...
Tony's Daughter
Christopher Babers ...
Young Tony (as Chris Babers)
...
Young Alex
Drew Renkewitz ...
Prison Guard (as Drew Reukewitz)
...
Guard Enheim (as Tim DeZarn)
...
Alex
...
Young Felicia (as Jennifer Nicole Freeman)
...
Mr. McDonald
...
Dr. Coles
...
Lois Waters
...
Henry
...
Photographer
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some drug content | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 April 2001 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$6,000 (USA) (15 December 2000)

Gross:

$186,444 (USA) (18 May 2001)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

(Sometimes I Feel Like a) Motherless Child
Written and Arranged by Carol Maillard
Copyright © 1996 4 Jagadish Music (BMI)
All rights reserved.
Licensed by Pro Vision Intl., Inc.
Performed by Sweet Honey in the Rock
Courtesy of Rykodisc
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
POWERFUL
3 November 2004 | by (Kansas) – See all my reviews

This movie will change the way you think.

Sent to jail for a crime he didn't commit, Alex (HILL HARPER, He Got Game) must now fight to win his parole. His fight, however, is not with the prison authorities, but with himself. From behind the jail cell bars Alex looks on at the middle class life he left behind and his brother Tony (OBBA BABATUNDE, Life) who now has everything Alex does not. Visits from his parents (BILLY DEE WILLIAMS, MARLA GIBBS), his childhood sweetheart (RAE DAWN CHONG) and the prison psychiatrist (PHYLICIA RASHAD) start to rebuild Alex. Each visit teaches him to love not just the world, but himself. As this spiritual adventure of the heart reaches its unexpected climax, Alex shows us how we can all become better people when we face the demons inside us.

I really, really love this film, and think I am much better off for having seen it.


2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Visit (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?