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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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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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Life is how you live it... not how you spend it. 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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20 October 2006 (USA)  »

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

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$3,420,871 (USA) (11 May 2007)
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As Jason walks into the hospital for the first time, a voice can be heard over the address system saying: "Paging Dr. Howard, Dr. Howard. Paging Dr. Kline, Dr. Kline. Paging Dr. Howard." This is certainly an homage to the repeated line in the 1934 Three Stooges film, Men in Black: "Calling Doctor Howard, Doctor Fine, Doctor Howard." See more »

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At the scene between Emily and Jason in the hospital chapel, Emily's head changes between shots at the point when she says, "So, what are you doing for Thanksgiving?" The timing of the line's execution gives away the discontinuity. See more »

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Emily: You screwed up big-time you know! I had to eat a rubber hospital turkey for Thanksgiving! You better be back by Christmas!
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The Thirteenth Gift: The gift of entertainment
20 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I gave this movie a 9 because as much as I did enjoy it there were a few things that didn't completely make sense. However it was a good movie. I am not a Christian, but I saw this with my mom who happens to be a Christian and both of us greatly enjoyed it. Drew Fuller (Black Sash, Charmed, and Army Wives) was brilliant I think that he really showed his range in the film. Abigail Breslin was great and she and Drew had great chemistry as did Drew and Ali Hillis whose great performance I think was lost in the shuffle. All in all, the cast was great, the acting was great, the script was...well, it could have been easier to understand and it was good, and the directing could have been better but I suggest that everyone sees it. The Ultimate Gift is a really great feel good film and whether you are 8 or 80 you can appreciate the message that the film tries to get across.


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