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Just Visiting (2001)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | 6 April 2001 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Thibault
... Rosalind / Julia
... Andre
... Hunter (as Matthew Ross)
... Angelique
... Amber
... Byron
... Dr. Brady
... Wizard
Martin Aistrope ... Barfly #3
Naomi Armstrong ... Bystander #2
Eric Aviles ... Purse Snatcher
Sarah Badel ... Queen
Bill Bailey ... Thibault's Father
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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They're not just from another time, they're from France. 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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Release Date:

6 April 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Atvykeliai  »

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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When Julia and Thibault visit the diner, the barman and the couple on the left resemble the people in the diner in Edward Hopper's painting "Nighthawks". See more »

Goofs

Thibault is from 12th century France, but the costumes are from the early 15th century. See more »

Quotes

Count Thibault: [explaining his perplexion with the light-switch] I do not have this invention in my castle.
Julia: You don't have power?
Count Thibault: I have the power to judge and condemn to death any villain on my land.
Julia: [nonplussed] Oh, really? Hunter will be so jealous.
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Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Home Alone 3 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

G-B-O-Y
Written by Gil Green and Andre Grant
Performed by Backlive
Courtesy of Lovecat Music
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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A Toast to the French!
12 November 2007 | by See all my reviews

Many of the comments here are the usual gripes about remakes. Well, I've never seen "Les Visiteurs" so I'm just looking at this film on its own, and I must say that I was greatly entertained.

Of course, it's a lightweight plot, but Reno and Clavier sink their teeth into the time-travel jokes and manage to be endearing as well as thoroughly crazy. (Especially Clavier, whose scenes among the rich folks reminded me a lot of the Three Stooges' many dinners with the snobs.) Christina Applegate is sincere and appealing, her boyfriend and his bimbo are appalling, and the Chicago scenery is GREAT! (I have to admit my prejudice in that regard, having lived there for many years.) Considering that the remake was done by the men who made the original film, what's the problem? Think of what it would have been like if it starred Adam Sandler and David Spade, for instance. Zut alors!


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