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The Visit (2000)

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A young man dying in prison brings his family together for a fateful visit, and proceeds to put his life back together.

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Kosmond Russell (play), Jordan Walker-Pearlman (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Obba Babatundé ... Tony
Charmin Lee White Charmin Lee White ... Mrs. Tony Waters
Terrell Mitchell Terrell Mitchell ... Tony's Son
Enoh Essien Enoh Essien ... Tony's Daughter
Christopher Babers Christopher Babers ... Young Tony (as Chris Babers)
Jascha Washington ... Young Alex
Drew Renkewitz Drew Renkewitz ... Prison Guard (as Drew Reukewitz)
Tim DeZarn ... Guard Enheim
Hill Harper ... Alex
Jennifer Freeman ... Young Felicia (as Jennifer Nicole Freeman)
Hugh Dane ... Mr. McDonald
Phylicia Rashad ... Dr. Coles
Marla Gibbs ... Lois Waters
Billy Dee Williams ... Henry
Jordan Lund ... Photographer
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Storyline

Based on a play inspired by a true story, The Visit explores one man's search for understanding and redemption. With the help of a psychiatrist, convicted rapist Alex Waters (Hill Harper) charts a new course that changes forever the fate of those who love him and their memories of him. Written by Anonymous

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Both father and son are in prison. But only one is behind bars.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some drug content | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Urbanworld Films

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Prisão Perpétua See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,000, 17 December 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$186,444, 20 May 2001
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DaWa Movies See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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You Said A Bad Word
Written by Joe Tex
Published by Sony / ATV Songs, LLC
Performed by Joe Tex
Courtesy of Sony / ATV Publishing, LLC dba Tree Productions
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A different kind of prison flick
12 July 2003 | by =G=See all my reviews

"The Visit" tells the story of a young convicted rapist and AIDS victim (Harper) in prison, the visits he receives from family and friends which resurrect old issues, and his final quest for resolution and purpose. On the upside "The Visit" is a solid drama which is short on entertainment and long on meaning, interspersed with surreal dream-like sequences, backed with a plaintive jazz score, cloaked in very unprison-like atmospherics, offers excellent performances, and avoids cliches and stereotypes. However, the film's theatrical presentation and somewhat vague purpose may limit audience appeal to more serious minded film goers and fans of the players. (B)


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