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The Visit -- 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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20 April 2001 (USA) See more »
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Both father and son are in prison. But only one is behind bars.
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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8 wins & 8 nominations See more »
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Michael Beardon Interview, This Is it
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POWERFUL See more (8 total) »

Cast

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Obba Babatundé ... Tony
Charmin Lee White ... Mrs. Tony Waters
Terrell Mitchell ... Tony's Son
Enoh Essien ... Tony's Daughter
Christopher Babers ... Young Tony (as Chris Babers)

Jascha Washington ... Young Alex
Drew Renkewitz ... Prison Guard (as Drew Reukewitz)

Tim De Zarn ... Guard Enheim (as Tim DeZarn)

Hill Harper ... Alex

Jennifer Freeman ... Young Felicia (as Jennifer Nicole Freeman)

Hugh Dane ... Mr. McDonald

Phylicia Rashad ... Dr. Coles

Marla Gibbs ... Lois Waters

Billy Dee Williams ... Henry

Jordan Lund ... Photographer

Efrain Figueroa ... Parole Board Member Cruz

David Clennon ... Parole Board Member Brenner

Talia Shire ... Parole Board Member Marilyn

Glynn Turman ... Parole Board Member Reingold
Amy Stiller ... Parole Board Member Julie

Kirk Acevedo ... Prospective Parolee

Rae Dawn Chong ... Felicia

Lyne Odums ... Crack House Woman
Jaime Perry ... Drug Dealer
David Roberson ... Corrections Officer
Javier Silcock ... Lamar
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jacin Guillienne Gayent Dixon ... Guest at funeral (uncredited)
J.T. Thibodeau ... Prison Guard (uncredited)

Directed by
Jordan Walker-Pearlman 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kosmond Russell  play
Jordan Walker-Pearlman  screenplay

Produced by
Susanne Columbia .... associate producer
Charla Driver .... line producer
Anastasia King .... associate producer
Peter Kleidman .... co-executive producer
Vicky Pike .... executive producer
Morris Ruskin .... executive producer
Kosmond Russell .... co-executive producer
Stacy Spikes .... executive producer
Jordan Walker-Pearlman .... producer
Chet Williams III .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Bearden 
Stefan Dickerson  (as Stefán Dickerson)
Ramsey Lewis 
Wallace Roney 
Stanley A. Smith 
 
Cinematography by
John L. Demps Jr.  (as John Ndiaga Demps)
 
Film Editing by
Alison Learned Wolf  (as Alison Learned)
Jordan Walker-Pearlman 
 
Production Design by
John Larena 
 
Art Direction by
Andy Brittan 
 
Set Decoration by
Andi Brittan 
Jennifer Knepshield  (as Jennifer Knepschield)
 
Costume Design by
Carlos Rosario 
 
Makeup Department
Steve Ratliff .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Kirsten Zauber .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kathleen Butler .... second assistant director
Frank Pinnock .... first assistant director
Kahi Taufaasau .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
William Eric Barricklow .... constructor (as Eric Barricklow)
Craig Keller .... property master
Sandra Kay Muncie .... on-set decorator
 
Sound Department
Mike Hall .... sound mixer
Jon Mete .... supervising sound editor
Craig Ray .... boom operator
Doug Reed .... foley artist
James P. Slingluff .... sound mixer
Cameron Steenhagen .... dialogue editor
 
Visual Effects by
Vincent Lavares .... digital asset manager: Cinesite Hollywood
Scott Dougherty .... digital effects producer: Cinesite (uncredited)
Jerry Pooler .... visual effects supervisor: Cinesite (uncredited)
Tiffany Smith .... visual effects production coordinator: Cinesite (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jack Arnette .... assistant camera: copter camera
Robert Blake Jr. .... additional first assistant camera
Robert Blake .... additional first assistant camera
Robert Burnette .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Dan Carpluk .... grip
Marie Chao .... camera loader
Adam Colunga .... rigging key grip
Wayne 'Woody' Cone .... key grip
Ronald Gutierrez II .... rigging grip
Carlen Hudson .... Steadicam operator
Tom Jedrzejcyk .... best boy grip (as Tanqueray)
Philip Jordan .... grip
Joseph LaStrape III .... best boy gaffer
Thoma Reavis .... electrician
Dan Robinson .... grip
Rick Robinson .... camera operator
Idrissa Sene .... electrician
Jim Sheldon .... still photographer
Claire Skinner .... electrician
'Big Al' Stuart .... grip
Glen Swaim .... dolly grip
Miguel Sánchez .... electrician
Larry Thigpen .... electrician
Joe Torres .... electrician
Kent C. Tramel .... electrician
Bela Trutz .... Steadicam operator
Dave Walker .... rigging best boy
Wade Whitley .... first assistant camera
William Rick Young .... grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Francois Jantzen .... costume assistant
 
Transportation Department
Billy Colbert .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Charmaine Boos .... studio teacher
Ava DuVernay .... publicist
Nichola Ellis .... unit publicist
Gabi Endicott .... script supervisor
Peter Kleidman .... production executive
Kevin LaRosa .... helicopter pilot
Kathleen Mahoney .... location manager
Niamh Murphy .... dyer
Gaby Rizeanu .... script supervisor
Chet Williams III .... production executive
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language and some drug content
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107 min
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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
POWERFUL, 3 November 2004
Author: Donald Murphy from Kansas

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.

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