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The Visitation -- The Visitation reveals a small town torn apart by supernatural events involving a mysterious stranger and his unsolved past.


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Frank Peretti (based on the novel by)
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2009 (France) See more »
Everyone has their demons
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  (in credits order)

Martin Donovan ... Travis Jordan

Edward Furlong ... Brandon Nichols

Kelly Lynch ... Morgan Elliot

Randy Travis ... Kyle Sherman

Richard Tyson ... Sheriff Brett Henchle

Ellen Geer ... Mrs. Macon

Joe Unger ... Matt Kiley

Priscilla Barnes ... Dee Henchle

Noah Segan ... Michael Elliot

James Horan ... Tall Man

Lew Temple ... Deputy Tommy Smalls

Hillary Tuck ... Darlene Henchle

Lin Ciangio ... Nancy Barrons
Leikos ... Max

Frank Clem ... Nevin Sorrell

Don Swayze ... Abe
Ruben Moreno ... Arnold Kowalski

Clement Blake ... Norman Dillard
Joe Goodman ... Doctor

David A.R. White ... Carl (as David White)

Debi Kalman ... Delores (the waitress)
Brian W. Foster ... Tall Man One (as Brian Foster)

Ron Hughart ... Tall Man Two

Jerry Rose ... Lutheran Pastor
Wendell Wright ... Baptist Preacher

Jesse Corti ... Catholic Priest

Jhey Castles ... Marian Jordan

Dwight Cenac ... Punk Kid (as Dwight Cenac II)
Mike Hamilton ... Reverend Cantwell
Joshua Popke ... Young Justin

Mark Rickard ... Church-goer
Jill Ludlow ... Social Worker
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lisa Cash ... Additional Voices
Prince Jordan Tyson ... Chauffeur for Stars and staff (as TJ Sterling)
Lee Chapa ... Follower (uncredited)

Torey Foster ... Punk Kid (uncredited)
Willy Ortlieb ... Follower (uncredited)

Directed by
Robby Henson 
Writing credits
Frank Peretti (based on the novel by)

Brian Godawa (screenplay)

Produced by
Scott Derrickson .... co-producer
Bobby Downes .... executive producer
Kevin Downes .... executive producer
Joe Goodman .... producer
Elizabeth Hatcher-Travis .... associate producer (as Elizabeth Travis)
Justin W. Hill .... associate producer
Geoff Ludlow .... co-producer
Bobby Neutz .... producer
Kelly Neutz .... co-producer
Frank Peretti .... co-producer
Jerry Rose .... executive producer
Michael Webber .... co-producer
David A.R. White .... co-producer (as David White)
Ralph Winter .... producer
Original Music by
David Bergeaud 
Cinematography by
Glynn Speeckaert (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jeffrey Lee Hollis 
Casting by
Nicole Arbusto 
Joy Dickson 
Production Design by
Laird Pulver 
Art Direction by
Niko Vilaivongs 
Set Decoration by
Carmen Nunez 
Costume Design by
Pamela Lee Incardona  (as Pamela Incardona)
Makeup Department
Mandy Danielle Benton .... key makeup artist
Mandy Danielle Benton .... makeup artist: second unit
Kara Criswell .... makeup artist: day
Gina Ghiglieri .... assistant makeup artist
Diane Martinous .... key hair stylist (as Kathleen Diane Martinous)
Drew Pierce .... makeup artist: day
Production Management
Michael Cargile .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Justin W. Hill .... first assistant director
Alvin Mount .... second second assistant director (as Alvin Durand Mount)
Rachel Sutherland .... second assistant director
Art Department
Stevo Brock .... motion graphics artist
Cora-lee Foster .... art department production assistant
Shane Foster .... art department production assistant
Kenneth Gaither .... carpenter (as Ken Gaither)
Melissa Gelmo .... lead set dresser
Mike Hampton .... carpenter (as Michael Hampton)
Aaron Jackson .... lead scenic artist
Steve Mainord .... set painter
Jason Mueller .... assistant property master
Jeremy Rush .... art department production assistant
Nick Sternberg .... set dresser
Michael Voelker .... property master
Sound Department
Craig Clark .... re-recording mixer
Craig Clark .... sound supervisor
Susan Fitz-Simon .... foley artist
Russ Jenkins .... utility sound
Danny Kim .... sound editor
Colin Rogers .... adr editor
Colin Rogers .... adr mixer
Colin Rogers .... foley mixer
Teddy Salas .... assistant sound editor
Dennis C. Salcedo .... sound mixer (as Dennis Salcedo)
Craig Schafer .... re-recording mixer
Craig Schafer .... sound editor
Allan Schultz .... dialogue editor (as Alan Schultz)
Deborah Willard .... sound facilities manager
Frank Zaragoza .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Jim Staples .... practical effects (as James Staples)
Paul Staples .... practical effects
Visual Effects by
Dariush Derakhshani .... visual effects supervisor: Chemistry Productions
Christine Goldby .... composite artist: Chemistry Productions
Michael Webber .... visual effects supervisor: Mainsail Production Services
Brian Avery .... stunts
Rick Avery .... stunts
Jeff Danoff .... stunt driver
William De Vital .... stunts (as William Devital)
Monte Rex Perlin .... stunt coordinator (as Monte Perlin)
Ben Scott .... stunt driver
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Baird .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Zachary Boggs .... time-lapse cinematographer: second unit
Eric S. Boland .... gaffer (as Eric Boland)
Eric S. Boland .... gaffer: second unit (as Eric Boland)
Richard W. Botchlet .... electrician (as Rich Botchlet)
Jonathon Carmichael .... grip
Matthew Carr .... rigging electrician
Sal Cocuzza .... electrician
Marcelo Colacilli .... gaffer
Rick Collier .... second assistant camera
Tim L. Cunningham .... camera production assistant (as Tim Cunningham)
Guido Egger .... dolly grip
Suzanne England .... still photographer
Mark Evans .... key grip
Bill Fernandez .... rigging electrician
Stephen Furry .... electrician (as Steve Furry)
Craig Gleason .... electrician
Erik Gonzales .... best boy electric
Jennifer Ann Henry .... first assistant camera (as Jennifer Henry)
Philip Hurn .... camera operator: "b" camera
Philip Hurn .... director of photography: second unit
Leo Ibanez .... best boy grip
Serdar Kalsin .... first assistant camera: second unit
Dan Kanes .... electrician
John Kelly .... grip
Denisse Kindl .... first assistant camera
Nicholas Kirsten .... grip (as Nick Kirsten)
Matt Kubas .... grip
Wisnick Luberice .... grip
David Newbert .... electrician
Justin Pagel .... grip
Brad Parsons .... videographer
Bill Persaud .... rigging gaffer
Brad Porter .... camera production assistant
Jason Prowell .... rigging electrician
Robert A. Saliamonas .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Rob Saliamonas)
Michael Sapienza .... grip (as Mike Sapienza)
Sonoko Shimoyama .... film loader
Gene Abel Soto .... best boy grip
Nick Staron .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Nick Staron .... second assistant camera: second unit
Deron Tse .... rigging grip
Eric Forand .... rigging gaffer (uncredited)
Kara Stephens .... camera operator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Debi Kalman .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lizette Kilmer .... set costumer
Julie Thompson .... set costumer
Laura Wolford .... assistant wardrobe
Editorial Department
Michael Kingsbury .... negative conformist (uncredited)
Royce Smith .... color timer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Bob Chismar .... transportation captain
Tim Fagan .... driver: fuel truck
Bobby Havens .... driver (as Bobby Havans)
Dee Jenkins .... driver
Joaquin Juarez .... driver
Randy Kunkleman .... transportation coordinator
Wayne R. Mangum .... driver (as Wayne Mangum)
John Ober .... driver
Justin Pagel .... driver
Prince Jordan Tyson .... driver (as TJ Sterling)
Albert Winbush .... driver
Other crew
Dave Anderson .... intern: Compass Arts Academy
Nancy Bennetts .... set medic
Allison Calleri .... assistant: Ralph Winter
Lisa Cash .... adr loop group
Jhey Castles .... set production assistant
Christiane Covington .... script supervisor
Chad Dunn .... animal trainer: Worldwide Movie Animals
Dustin Dwyer .... set production assistant
L. Jean Erikson .... studio teacher
Jennifer A. Franco .... craft service
Brad Heller .... adr loop group
Marian Hill .... office production assistant
Anja Johnson .... set production assistant
Ricki Lander .... adr loop group (as Ricki Noel Lander)
Johnny Ludlow .... security (as Jonathan Ludlow)
Holly McClure .... unit publicist
Randy McCollum .... set production assistant
Elizabeth McMullan .... animal trainer: Worldwide Movie Animals
Jonathon Miller .... set production assistant
Alvin Mount .... coordinator: second unit (as Alvin Durand Mount)
Alvin Mount .... production coordinator (as Alvin Durand Mount)
Katherine Neufeld .... office production assistant
Chantay Nieber .... adr loop group
Robert Lyon Rasner .... adr loop group (as Robert Rasner)
Kara Revel .... adr loop group
Mark Richard .... adr loop group
Mike Rinaldi .... set production assistant
Jen Rios .... animal trainer: Worldwide Movie Animals
Tom Roach .... animal trainer: Worldwide Movie Animals
Edgar Rodriguez .... assistant chef
Carlos Ruelas .... chef (as Juan Carlos Ruelas)
Nicole Sherick .... office production assistant
Matt Snyder .... set production assistant
Chris Staron .... set production assistant
Chris Stiles .... production assistant
Andrea Logan White .... adr loop group (as Andrea Logan-White)
Heather M. Wiegand .... set production assistant (as Heather Wiegand)
Rosanne Willett .... craft service
Trevor Undi .... assistant: Scott Derrickson (uncredited)

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, violence/terror and disturbing images
103 min
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Martin Donovan and Kelly Lynch previously costarred in the film At Last (2005).See more »
Revealing mistakes: While reading the date on a grave marker, one of the characters says, "May 13. That's nine years ago today", implying that the scene is taking place on May 13 of the current year. However, the corn in the fields is far too tall (easily over 6 feet) for that time of year.See more »
man in store:He droped down out the sky like a steel bomb like KapowSee more »
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35 out of 43 people found the following review useful.
Good story would have benefited from a larger budget, 22 January 2006
Author: djlouey from Cincinnati, Ohio

If you watch "The Rainmaker" you'll think it's a great movie. If you watch it after you read the novel by John Grisham that it's based on, it will leave you wanting a little more. "The Visitation" is very similar. Frank Peretti's books, including "The Visitation", have the tendency to draw the reader in until they are immersed in the fear that oozes from the pages. The movie doesn't quite accomplish that. Of course, if any movie were to contain all of the elements of a Perreti or Grisham novel, it would be 12 hours long.

Having said that, the story is well told, though there are moments where it leaps ahead unexpectedly. The movie's opening scene introduces three mysterious men who proclaim "He is coming." Through the rest of the movie they lurk in the background, creating an uneasy sense of expectancy.

Martin Donovan and Kelly Lynch are very likable as the main characters and Donovan is convincing in the role of reluctant hero. Randy Travis shows he is actually a good actor and provides most of the comic relief, which is a bit surprising.

Edward Furlong as "The Visitor" is a bit melodramatic, but does a good job of keeping you guessing to the end. The rest of the characters could use a little more development in the movie.

One thing I did find irritating about the movie is a device the screenplay writer (not Peretti) uses during the frightening scenes. It is pretty much a rip-off of "The Ring".

Overall, the movie is somewhat frightening. It's not scary in a horror movie fashion, but more in a Hitchcock kind of way. It's more of a disturbing feeling than a desire to scream. Kind of like "The Secret Window".

While Perreti is recognized as a Christian author the movie is not preachy. There are some religious themes, but they flow with the story. It doesn't force messages into the film that don't fit as is so unfortunate in many otherwise good stories.

The budget for the movie is about $2 million. It looks like it. It doesn't look cheap, but it doesn't compare to the films with five times the money in the coffers. Perreti is currently working on a screen play for "The Oath". I hope this movie has enough success to convince someone to front a little bigger budget for his next project.

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