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The Ultimate Gift (2006)

PG  |   |  Drama, Family, Romance  |  9 March 2007 (USA)
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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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Some things are worth more than money. See more »

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

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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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All of James Garner's scenes were filmed in one day. See more »

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(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 »

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Emily: Do you know God paints every color on a butterfly with his fingers?
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Followed by The Ultimate Life (2013) See more »

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The Thrill is Gone
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Performed by B.B. King
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It was very inspirational!
10 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My first thoughts that came to mine after I saw The Ultimate Gift; were great movie. I took my wife to view the movie on a Friday night; with about 60 other people in the movie. The plot, acting and story were amazing. It was everything I look for in a movie, Hollywood gets one right now and then, most of all it was clean and entertaining. The first words from my wife were - "one of the best movie we've seen".This was an amazing, life changing movie with values. It was very inspirational! When we saw it everyone around us loved it. It's more than a "must see" movie, it's an "I want to do better" movie. We would buy this movie, it's that good.


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