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The Gift (2000)

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A fortune teller with extrasensory perception is asked to help find a young woman who has mysteriously disappeared.

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Sam Raimi
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cate Blanchett ... Annie Wilson
Giovanni Ribisi ... Buddy Cole
Keanu Reeves ... Donnie Barksdale
Katie Holmes ... Jessica King
Greg Kinnear ... Wayne Collins
Hilary Swank ... Valerie Barksdale
Michael Jeter ... Gerald Weems
Kim Dickens ... Linda
Gary Cole ... David Duncan
Rosemary Harris ... Annie's Granny
J.K. Simmons ... Sheriff Pearl Johnson
Chelcie Ross ... Kenneth King
John Beasley ... Albert Hawkins
Lynnsee Provence Lynnsee Provence ... Mike Wilson
Hunter McGilvray Hunter McGilvray ... Miller Wilson
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Storyline

When Jessica King goes missing, all eyes turn to Annabelle Wilson. Not as a murder suspect, but as a clairvoyant. Many of the towns folk go to Annabelle for help, and Jessica's fiancée, Wayne Collins, turns to Annabelle for possible guidance. Annabelle feels that she can't help, but this doesn't stop her from constantly getting visions of Jessica's fate. Written by FilmFanUK

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The only witness to the crime was not even there See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language, and sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Katie Holmes was asked about performing nude during a 2014 interview for The Giver. She mentioned this movie and said "I have done it before when I was young, the right time to do it. But if the part called for it, sure, I'd do it again. I think people need to embrace themselves, their creativity and their bodies." See more »

Goofs

While attorney Weems is questioning Annie, the dollar on the ledge changes position. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Annie: Oh, thank you for the peaches.
Tommy Lee Ballard: Yes, ma'am.
Annie: So how you been?
Tommy Lee Ballard: Oh, pretty good, I reckon.
Annie: You had a health problem since I saw you last?
Tommy Lee Ballard: Ma'am?
Annie: Have you been sick.
Tommy Lee Ballard: Back's been hurting a little.
Annie: No, no, it's not your back. You been bleeding somewhere?
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Hide Away
By Lucky Lawrence
Performed by The Souvenirs
Courtesy of WILL Records
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Gift this movie to yourself
6 February 2019 | by terasamaySee all my reviews

I was surprised by this film. It literally came out of nowhere and blew me away. The first half of The Gift is better than the second. Raimi does not rush the setup. He allows it to unfold gradually, with moody shots of bayous occasionally interrupted by flashes of lightning and claps of thunder so sudden that only the dead won't jump in their seats. The characters are introduced with an equally unhurried precision. In an odd way, the moody atmosphere of The Gift reminded me of Clint Eastwood's Midnight In the Garden of Good and Evil. The two movies don't have a lot in common, but there's a similarity in the way they feel - both directors steep their characters and situations in the setting so that the place becomes as forceful a presence as any human being. All the actors are in absolute sublime form especially the lovely Cate Blanchett.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Effingham County, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,827, 25 December 2000

Gross USA:

$12,008,642

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,567,606
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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