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The Gift (2000)

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A fortune teller with extrasensory perception is asked to help find a young woman who has mysteriously disappeared.

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Sam Raimi
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cate Blanchett ... Annie Wilson
Giovanni Ribisi ... Buddy Cole
Keanu Reeves ... Donnie Barksdale
Katie Holmes ... Jessica King
Greg Kinnear ... Wayne Collins
Hilary Swank ... Valerie Barksdale
Michael Jeter ... Gerald Weems
Kim Dickens ... Linda
Gary Cole ... David Duncan
Rosemary Harris ... Annie's Granny
J.K. Simmons ... Sheriff Pearl Johnson
Chelcie Ross ... Kenneth King
John Beasley ... Albert Hawkins
Lynnsee Provence Lynnsee Provence ... Mike Wilson
Hunter McGilvray Hunter McGilvray ... Miller Wilson
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Storyline

When Jessica King goes missing, all eyes turn to Annabelle Wilson. Not as a murder suspect, but as a clairvoyant. Many of the towns folk go to Annabelle for help, and Jessica's fiancée, Wayne Collins, turns to Annabelle for possible guidance. Annabelle feels that she can't help, but this doesn't stop her from constantly getting visions of Jessica's fate. Written by FilmFanUK

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Can you trust a witness who wasn't there? See more »


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Rated R for violence, language, and sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

To prepare for her role in this film, Cate Blanchett visited five fortune tellers in one week. One of them told her she needed a bodyguard. See more »

Goofs

The cards which Annie uses have nothing to do with fortune telling or prediction. There are called Zener cards and are a deck of twenty five cards, five of each symbol. They are used to test for ESP to see how closely a subject is able to predict their order in the deck or which one is hidden in an envelope. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Annie: Oh, thank you for the peaches.
Tommy Lee Ballard: Yes, ma'am.
Annie: So how you been?
Tommy Lee Ballard: Oh, pretty good, I reckon.
Annie: You had a health problem since I saw you last?
Tommy Lee Ballard: Ma'am?
Annie: Have you been sick.
Tommy Lee Ballard: Back's been hurting a little.
Annie: No, no, it's not your back. You been bleeding somewhere?
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Referenced in Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004) See more »

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By Lucky Lawrence
Performed by The Souvenirs
Courtesy of WILL Records
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Cate Blanchett terrific
23 February 2014 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Jessica King (Katie Holmes), the fiancée of Wayne Collins (Greg Kinnear), has gone missing. Annabelle Wilson (Cate Blanchett) is the local psychic who has visions of Jessica King. Following her advise, Sheriff Pearl Johnson (J.K. Simmons) dredges the swamp and finds Jessica's body. Donnie Barksdale (Keanu Reeves) is jailed for the murder. However, Annabelle keeps getting visions. There's more to the murder.

Director Sam Raimi has teamed up with Billy Bob Thornton once again and this time as a writer. Cate Blanchett is terrific. There is an overload of big time actors. I almost wish that some of the lesser roles get played by smaller unknown actors. When it's overloaded like this, the movie can feel very Hollywood. However Blanchett never once feels fake in any way. She becomes the character with ease.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Gift See more »

Filming Locations:

Effingham County, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,827, 25 December 2000

Gross USA:

$12,008,642

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,567,606
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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