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The Visit (2000)

R | | Drama | 20 April 2001 (USA)
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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.

Writers:

Kosmond Russell (play), Jordan Walker-Pearlman (screenplay)
8 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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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.

Genres:

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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Thou Swell
Written by Lorenz Hart & Richard Rodgers (as Richard Rogers)
Published by Warner Bros. Inc. (ASCAP) & Williamson Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
Performed by Joe Williams and the Basie Band
Courtesy of Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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Powerful in visits
24 April 2001 | by MisterWhiplashSee all my reviews

The Visit tells the story of a inmate convicted of rape who is looking to a parole after 5 years in prison. In this time period, we watch as he gets visits from his brother, mother, father and an old friend. These visits and his parole board meeting are the strongest parts of the movie filled with good acting (in particular from Harper and Williams), but the film gets lowered due to un-needed dramatic cut-away edits and weird scenes outside of the prison which shouldn't be. Watchable for the redemption scenes, but has it's share of flaws along the way. B+ (just slightly)


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