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Just Visiting (2001)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | 6 April 2001 (USA)
A French count is in England to marry the princess. She's killed. A wizard helps him to time travel back before the murder - except they end up in Chicago, April 2000. A descendant helps him. He looks for the wizard to return to the 1100s.

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Jean-Marie Poiré (as Jean-Marie Gaubert)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Reno ... Thibault
Christina Applegate ... Rosalind / Julia
Christian Clavier ... Andre
Matt Ross ... Hunter (as Matthew Ross)
Tara Reid ... Angelique
Bridgette Wilson-Sampras ... Amber
John Aylward ... Byron
George Plimpton ... Dr. Brady
Malcolm McDowell ... Wizard
Martin Aistrope Martin Aistrope ... Barfly #3
Naomi Armstrong Naomi Armstrong ... Bystander #2
Eric Aviles Eric Aviles ... Purse Snatcher
Sarah Badel Sarah Badel ... Queen
Bill Bailey Bill Bailey ... Thibault's Father
Tab Baker Tab Baker ... Cabbie
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Storyline

A knight and his valet are plagued by a witch, and to repair the damage, they make use of the services of a wizard. However, something goes wrong and they are transported from the twelfth century to the year 2000. There, the knight meets some of his family, and slowly learns what this new century is like. However, he still needs to get back to the twelfth century to deal with the witch, so he starts looking for a wizard. Written by Maarten Hofman <maarten_hofman@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

They Came. They Saw. They Wanna Go Back. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and crude humor | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

6 April 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Atvykeliai See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,272,489, 8 April 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,777,007, 13 May 2001
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Astrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The pawn shop that Andre and Angelique go to is Royal Pawn Shop in Chicago, Illinois. It's the same place featured in the reality show Hardcore Pawn: Chicago (2013). See more »

Goofs

It's not explained how the Wizard pays for his room, the laboratory he sets up or obtains the pig penis he puts into the formula. See more »

Quotes

Count Thibault: He belongs to me. I decide his fate.
André le Pate: No master! I mean, no way Jose!
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Alternate Versions

There are several differences between the UK cinema cut and the French DVD cut of the film. First of all, there is an additional 2 minute scene at the start of the French cut, where Julia donates part of the castle to the museum. Then, the first few scenes of the UK are seen, but in a different order. Additional short sequences are also included, but the next big change is the ending. The four final sequences are now seen in 6 sections, in the order of Jean Reno's character returning to the palace, Hunter being sent back in time, Andre and Angelique driving to Las Vegas (slightly shortened), Julia at the castle (which is slightly extended), Thibault giving Roseline the hair clip from Julia, and then, as the credits start to roll, we see Hunter in the middle ages, and suddenly, we are on the film set, with a VERY unhappy actor. As the credits continue, we see various clips from the film, and right at the end, an outtake. None of these end credits appear in the UK. See more »

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References The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Red Alert
Written by Simon Ratcliffe, Felix Buxton
Performed by Basement Jaxx
Courtesy of Astralwerks Records
Contains a sample of "Far Beyond"
Performed by Locksmith
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
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they're visiting? They'd better going away and never coming back
24 January 2003 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

When a French movie is a huge commercial success, it's often followed by one or a few sequels. Sometimes, it happens that an American version is made. It was the case for "un indien dans la ville" a movie made by Hervé Palud in 1994 and transposed in an American version which was released in 1997. But these American versions are generally a waste of time and (why not?) a loss of money. This is what you could put forward by watching this listless and not very inspired remake of the French movie: "les visiteurs". Here, Jean-Marie Poiré contents with taking back the funniest elements that assured "the visitors"'success; sometimes in similar circumstances. For example, the curator of the museum in which our "visitors" appear replaced the black postman in 1993. So, the comical effects don't work and the movie creates very few surprises. Concerning the cast, well it's quite disparate: if Jean Reno keeps on talking with smart and noble terms, he seems less imposing and authoritarian than he was eight years ago. Christine Applegate is far away from Valérie Lemercier's performance whereas Matt Ross hasn't got Christian Bujeau's furor and exasperation when he's got to face "the visitors"' disasters. Nevertheless, Christian Clavier is always entertaining, especially when he's provoking disasters, in spite of very few new gags. In another hand, when we learn that Matt Ross aims at grabbing his wife's fortune with a little help from his lover, the movie becomes quite conventional. But with Reno's presence and bravery, Applegate will know how to make her husband leave. At the end, the movie lacks of punch and rhythm. It's not a bad movie but simply an useless remake. It's high time Reno and Clavier had a well-deserved rest.


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