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The Ultimate Gift (2006)

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A deceased billionaire leaves his spoiled adult grandson a series of odd tasks to perform in order to receive "the ultimate gift," with the resentful grandson having no idea what that might be.

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Sarah Stevens
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Bill's Lawyer
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Bill's Wife
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Jason thought his inheritance was going to be the gift of money and lots of it. Was he ever in for a big surprise. Based on the best-selling book "The Ultimate Gift" by Jim Stovall, the story sends trust fund baby Jason Stevens on an improbable journey of discovery, having to answer the ultimate question: "What is the relationship between wealth and happiness?" Jason had a very simple relationship with his impossibly wealthy Grandfather, Howard "Red" Stevens. He hated him. No heart-to-heart talks, no warm fuzzies, just cold hard cash. So of course he figured that when Red died, the whole "reading of the will" thing would be another simple cash transaction, that his Grandfather's money would allow him to continue living in the lifestyle to which he had become accustomed. But what Red left him was anything but simple. Red instead devised a plan for Jason to experience a crash course on life. Twelve tasks, which Red calls "gifts," each challenging Jason in an improbable way, the ... Written by Sajbel, Michael O.

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A life experience becomes a gift. See more »

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Drama | Family | Romance

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Rated PG for thematic elements, some violence and language | See all certifications »

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9 March 2007 (USA)  »

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12 podmienok dedicstva  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,241,079 (USA) (9 March 2007)

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$3,420,871 (USA) (11 May 2007)
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James Garner (Red Stevens) claimed that "The Ultimate Gift" would be his final film. Ultimately, Garner has appeared in the credits for five more films since "Gift". See more »

Goofs

(at around 23 mins) Jason has been talking to Mr. Hamilton when Mr. Hamilton turns away and leaves. Jason looks to Miss Hastings to ask where Mr. Hamilton is going. Jason looks right of Hamilton, but Miss Hastings is left of Hamilton, meaning Jason has asked his question to an empty chair and a blank wall. See more »

Quotes

Emily: Yeah, you can kiss me, even though you're a guy.
[Jason kisses Emily]
Jason Stevens: I missed you, too.
Emily: Whatever. Let's cut to the chase. You really blew it with us this Christmas.
Jason Stevens: I... I was unavoidably detained.
Emily: Okay, yeah. I want Christmas. I want - to ride - a horse.
Jason Stevens: Oh, I-I got, like, a week or two left with this other thing but, um... , lemme make a call and we'll s...
Emily: Jason. Now.
Jason Stevens: Okay.
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References Hello Kitty's Furry Tale Theater (1987) See more »

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Simple Gifts
Shaker Hymn
Adapted and Arranged by Aaron Copland
Performed by The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Courtesy of Delos International
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An incredibly moving film
19 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is one of the most powerful and moving films I have ever seen. This is a movie that I would recommend to anyone, but especially families. It has a message about a young man who has to find out there is more to life then money, that being apart of a family who loves you is the most important thing in life. Finding the ultimate gift is like finding your place in the world, what are you here for? What is your purpose? There is an incredible amount of value in this message and it is something people of all ages can learn from. The acting of Abigail Breslin is yet again incredible, I think even better then Little Miss Sunshine, she completely steals the show. Brian Dennehy is very funny, and James Garner is wonderful as well. This movie has all the aspects of a great film; sure it's no Godfather, but its still and incredible flick. In my showing of the film people where laughing and crying the whole way through, Highly recommended.


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