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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Astrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The fountain that Andre and Angelique go to is the same one seen in the opening credits of Married with Children (1986), which also starred Christina Applegate. 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

Julia: I am strong, and I am smart, and I don't need you to take care of me.
Hunter: Oh really?
Julia: [grabs Thibault's sword and thrusts it toward Hunter] Courage is my creed.
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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 »

Connections

References The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

I Got You Babe
Written by Sonny Bono
Performed by Sonny & Cher (as Sonny and Cher)
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Almost pee'd in my pants
13 September 2006 | by rlschinaSee all my reviews

My brother and I went to this movie and we were the only people in the theater. We laughed so hard I had to go outside of the theater. I thought I was going to pee in my pants it was so funny. I can't say enough about it. Leave your high falutin' film-going skills at the door and laugh. Go. Jean Reno is great both as a romantic character and as a comedian, but when you think of Leon or Ronin, you remember that he could definitely play for laughs. Christian Clavier is hilarious and excellent comedic actor who is unknown to the general US public. Finally, Applegate does some good work playing the straight man/woman. Finally, what was an interesting approach was to take a successful foreign comedy and redo it in the USA. But, they used the same director and actors. It translated well which is unusual for comedies- much harder to cross cultures.


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