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A deceased billionaire leaves his spoiled adult grandson a series of odd tasks to perform in order to receive "the ultimate gift," with the resentful grandson having no idea what that might... See more »

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Howard 'Red' Stevens
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Mr. Theophilus Hamilton
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Miss Hastings
George Lee ...
Pastor (as George Lee Masters)
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Bill Stevens
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Jack Stevens
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Emily Rose
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Alexia
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Jason Stevens
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Caitlin
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Sarah Stevens
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Ruth Stevens
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Bill's Lawyer
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Jack's Lawyer
Alecia Brady Curcuru ...
Bill's Wife
Francis Isaac ...
Bill's Daughter
Daniel Barbeau ...
Teenager Stevens
Kenneth A. Free Jr. ...
Associate #1
Tonya Shuffler ...
Associate #2
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Ruth's Lawyer (as Roger Durrett)
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Ruth's Husband
Eric Gilliland ...
Flight Attendant
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Gus
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Farm Worker
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Tow Truck Driver
Dean Kaneshiro ...
Waiter
Tammy Fontaine ...
Restaurant Manager
Tom Conder ...
Bum
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Operative (as Mike Pniewski)
Elisha T. Minter ...
Nurse
Victor Lee ...
Dr. Allen
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Sarah's Boyfriend
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Bella
Michael Fraguada ...
Stranger
Carla Rodriguez ...
Solana
Benjamin Parra ...
Village Leader
John Larrinson Londono ...
Lead Bandito
Jim Stovall ...
Limo Driver
Thom McKinney ...
Banker #1
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Banker #2
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Mayor (as Patrick McCrory)
Calvin Thompson ...
Blind Guy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Noël Baker ...
Mayor's Daughter (uncredited)
Cindy Barringer ...
Thanksgiving Waitstaff (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
Robert Cannon ...
Farmhand (uncredited)
Caleb Chestnut ...
Young Jason (uncredited) (voice)
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Funeral Mourner (uncredited)
Juli Emmons ...
Doctor (uncredited)
Dawn Renee Fields ...
Girl #2 on Bus (uncredited)
Wendy L. Foster ...
Bus Passenger (uncredited)
Daley Fricks ...
Cancer Patient (uncredited)
James Markham Hall Jr. ...
Associate (uncredited)
Ray Hammack ...
Man at the Airport (uncredited)
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Texan in Airport Scene (uncredited)
Russell Haynes ...
Patient (uncredited)
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Banker (uncredited)
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First Class Passenger (uncredited)
Kacey Leigh ...
Receptionist (uncredited)
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Businessman (uncredited)
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Patient (uncredited)
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Passenger on Bus (uncredited)
Brittney McNamara ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
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Hampton Receptionist (uncredited)
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Attorney (uncredited)
Peggy Obrien ...
Nurse (uncredited)
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Lawyer (uncredited)
Chad Schuermeyer ...
Man in Office (uncredited)
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Girl #2 in Park (uncredited)
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Girl in Park (uncredited)
Kalia Siu ...
Airplane Baby (uncredited)
Logan Siu ...
Boy in the Street (uncredited)
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Airplane Mother with Baby (uncredited)
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Jungle Prisoner (uncredited)
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Cancer Patient (uncredited)
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Cancer Patient (uncredited)
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Park Visitor (uncredited)

Directed by

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Michael O. Sajbel

Written by

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Cheryl McKay ... (screenplay)
 
Jim Stovall ... (book "The Ultimate Gift")

Produced by

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Paul Brooks ... co-executive producer
Rick Eldridge ... executive producer / producer
Scott Fithian ... co-executive producer
Cleve Landsberg ... producer
Dave Ross ... executive producer
John Shepherd ... producer
Jim Van Eerden ... co-executive producer

Music by

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Mark McKenzie

Cinematography by

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Brian Baugh ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Scott Chestnut

Editorial Department

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Tom Engleman ... digital intermediate colorist (as Tom Engelmann)
Vaton Hadley ... post-production
Nick Iannelli ... digital intermediate manager
Diane LeDesma ... colorist
Chris MacKenzie ... on-line editor (as Chris McKenzie)
Jonathan Olive ... editorial consultant (as Jon Olive)
Rex M. Teese ... assistant editor
Dave Muscat ... assistant digital intermediate editor (uncredited)
Kirsten Short ... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
Royce Smith ... co-color timer (uncredited)

Casting By

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Mitzi Corrigan
Beverly Holloway

Production Design by

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Stephen Storer

Art Direction by

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Linden Snyder

Set Decoration by

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Summer Eubanks
Allan Linker ... (uncredited)

Costume Design by

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Jane Anderson

Makeup Department

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John R. Bayless ... makeup department head (as John Bayless)
Patricia McAlhany Glasser ... additional hair stylist
Jennifer McCollom ... additional makeup artist
Rita Parillo ... hair department head
Jennifer Santiago ... key hair stylist
Duane Saylor ... additional makeup artist
Dawn Turner ... additional hair stylist
Chris Varosky ... assistant makeup artist

Production Management

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Chris Cates ... post-production supervisor
Cleve Landsberg ... unit production manager
Stephen A. Marinaccio II ... production supervisor (as Stephen 'Robo' Marinaccio II)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Randall Badger ... first assistant director
Kenny Chaplin ... second second assistant director (as Ken Chaplin)
Karen Estelle Collins ... second assistant director (as Karen Collins)
Michael D. Gillis ... additional second assistant director
Jules Kovisars ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Christopher Baker ... property person
Mark Baucom ... scenic painter (as Mark J. Baucom)
Daniel R. Bentley ... property master (as Dan R. Bentley)
David Keith Broome ... on set greens
Kenneth Bryant ... leadman
Jimmy L. Carmickle ... carpenter (as Jimmy L. Carmichael)
Mary Clarey ... propmaker
Richard Colwell ... charge scenic artist (as Richard L. Colwell)
Curtis Crowe ... construction coordinator
Melissa Frye ... scenic artist (as Melissa A. Frye)
Patrick Fuhrman ... swing gang
Joe Golz ... propmaker
Rachel Goodman ... set buyer
Kevin Halas ... propmaker
Joe Harper ... carpenter
Mike Hughes ... propmaker
Richard Karpinski ... on-set dresser (as Richard R. Karpinski II)
Christopher Kuder ... propmaker (as Christopher L. Kuder)
Scott A. Lawson ... swing gang
Randall Milazzo ... assistant property master (as Randall R. Milazzo)
Pat O'Connor ... swing gang
S. Randy Pelton ... propmaker
S. Randy Peterson ... propmaker
Ahart Powers III ... art department coordinator
Jeff Schaap ... props intern: Compass Academy
David Scott ... art department assistant (as David E. Scott)
Linden Snyder ... art consultant
Joey Stephens ... swing gang (as Joseph Stephens)
Frank Stone ... painter
Dot Stovall ... set decorating assistant
Thomas Tucker ... swing gang
Steven J. Vana ... general foreman (as S.J. Vana)
Nelson Werntz ... propmaker

Sound Department

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Neal J. Anderson ... supervising sound editor (as Neal Anderson)
Roberta Bratti ... sound operations manager
Christian T. Cooke ... re-recording mixer (as Chris Cooke)
Christopher Lamar Edmonds ... sound utility
Will Howard ... needle drop music editor
Paul Maraio ... sound designer
Marshall McGee ... boom operator
Brian McPherson ... sound editor
Rick Morris ... sound editor
Jason Perreira ... re-recording assistant
Steven R. Smith ... sound mixer
Andrew Tay ... re-recording mixer
Genoveva Winsen ... sound recordist (as Jordan Winsen)

Special Effects by

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Ray Bivins ... special effects coordinator
Grady Brown ... special effects technician
Tony Cooke ... special effects assistant
John Elmore ... special effects technician
Alan McCaslin ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Artin Aryaei ... digital compositor: Optix Digital Pictures
Keith Cooper ... 3D artist: Optix Digital Pictures
Laurence Cymet ... digital compositor: Optix Digital Pictures
Mohammad Ghorbankarimi ... visual effects supervisor: Optix Digital Pictures
Richard Gouge ... technical director: The Film Foundry
George Levai ... visual effects creative advisor: Optix Digital Pictures
Stephanie Liberi ... visual effects executive producer: Optix Digital Pictures
Kelly T. Peters ... animation advisor: The Film Foundry (as Kelly Peters)
Ahart Powers III ... visual effects artist: The Film Foundry
Leonardo Silva ... lead 3D artist: Optix Digital Pictures
Alex Smith ... lead visual effects artist: The Film Foundry
Michael Stieber ... technical director: The Film Foundry
Matthew Tardiff ... 3D animator: The Film Foundry
Rex M. Teese ... visual effects coordinator
Motassem Younes ... digital opticals

Stunts

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Mackenzie Badger ... stunts
Robert Brubaker ... stunts (as Robert Kurt Brubaker)
Monty Cox ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Zachary Atkinson ... grip (as Zachary B. Atkinson)
Jim Bridges ... still photographer (as James Bridges)
William J. Burt ... grip
Keith Cutler ... grip
Anthony L. Daniels ... lighting technician
Alfonso Diaz ... first assistant camera: Puerto Rico plate unit (as Alphonso Diaz)
Michelle Hemion Griffis ... second assistant camera (as Michelle Hemion)
Randal Grimm ... best boy rigging grip
Christian Grosselfinger ... chief lighting technician
Michael Gulbin ... key grip
Mitch Gulbin ... dolly grip (as Mitchell Gulbin)
Herb Harton ... first assistant camera (as F. Herb Harton)
Kevin Huver ... second assistant camera
Nathaniel Kendrick Jr. ... assistant chief lighting technician
Scott Kirkpatrick ... electrician
David Knudson ... grip (as David A. Knudson)
Jon Ladd ... electrician / grip
Chase Livengood ... lighting technician
Sean Macomber ... grip
Jamie A. Marlowe ... camera operator
Devin McEnnerney ... camera loader (as Devin McEnnerny)
Josh Mokma ... camera intern: Compass Academy
Timothy Oates ... video assist operator (as Tim Oates)
Meiklejohn Pate ... grip (as Meiklejohn 'Emjay' Pate)
Doug Robinson ... lighting technician
Timothy Stephens ... generator operator
Somsy Vejsiri ... lighting technician
Charles B. Walker ... lighting technician (as Charles Walker)
Santana Wilkinson ... grip
Steve Zimmerman ... grip
Mark Copeland ... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
David Lee Felter ... grip (uncredited)
Dan Jones ... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Jeff Wallace ... electrician (uncredited)
Mark Walpole ... first assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Mitzi Corrigan ... casting: North Carolina
Elizabeth Cox ... casting intern
Paige Johnson ... casting: North Carolina
Tonya Shuffler ... extras casting
Shauntelle Sposto ... casting assistant
Gigi Waflak ... extras casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Nancy Ceo ... costume supervisor
A. Maxine Martin ... costumer (as Maxine Martin)
Julia Rusthoven ... set costumer (as Julia Faith Rusthoven)
Adrienne C. Stocker ... costume assistant
J. Brad Watson ... key costumer

Location Management

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Scott Clackum ... location manager
Rick Fisher ... location manager
Adam Paroo ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Will Howard ... music editor: Needledrop
Mark McKenzie ... orchestrator
Gerry Sackman ... music editor
Anthony Short ... composer: additional score
Robin Urdang ... music supervisor
Greg Hayes ... score recordist (uncredited)
David Sabee ... music contractor (uncredited)
Steven L. Smith ... music preparation (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Johnny Broome Jr. ... driver
Jack R. Campbell ... transportation captain (as Jack Campbell)
Dale Combs ... driver
Larry L. Cordell ... driver
C. Benny Dietz ... driver
Gordon Cordell Fewick Jr. ... driver
Bob Foster ... driver
Dewey Graham ... transportation captain
Perry Hickman ... driver (as Perry R. Hickman)
Larry Jones ... driver (as Larry B. Jones)
Jerry McMullan ... transportation co-captain (as Jerry McMullen)
Andrew Neal Miller ... driver
Jaime Norris ... driver
Michael O'Brien ... driver
Carl J. Parillo ... driver
Michael Pfister ... driver
Randall Pickett ... driver (as Randy Pickett)
Gary W. Rice ... driver
Timothy Stephens ... genny operator
Phillip Tourville ... driver
Tim J. Walters ... picture car coordinator (as Tim Walters)
Wayne Williams ... transportation coordinator
David M. Wood Jr. ... driver
Kim Smallwood ... driver: cast (uncredited)

Other crew

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Dave Anderson ... script consultant / story consultant
Mackenzie Badger ... production assistant
Richard S. Bellina ... first aid
Ralph Boral ... finance operations
Brent Bradford ... first aid
Susan W. Bradley ... key set production assistant
Ashley Bryan ... office production assistant
Anthony Cam ... clerk (as Tony Cam)
Evelyn Chafin ... production assistant
Sylvie Chesneau ... additional script supervisor
Rose Cox ... craft service
Louis De Moura ... representative: Puerto Rico Film Office, Puerto Rico plate unit (as Luis DeMoura)
Rachel Dik ... production intern: Compass Academy
Jennifer D. Fodor ... electronic press kit crew (as Jennifer Fodor) / office production assistant (as Jennifer Fodor)
Minnie Freeman ... catering assistant: Creative Catering
Lamont Geddy ... catering assistant: Creative Catering
Robin Grey ... production attorney
Douglas Hickin ... first aid
Eric Johnson ... electronic press kit crew
Stuart Krempin ... key office production assistant
Cort Langeland ... script consultant / story consultant
Jeff Leidersdorff ... set production assistant
Karen Lever ... first aid
Eric Machiela ... electronic press kit crew
Kelley Mack ... stand-in
Andre McFarland ... catering assistant: Creative Catering
Corey McFarland ... chef: Creative Catering
Jonilyn McGrath ... assistant accountant
Benjamin McGuire ... technical supporter
Rita M. Morgan ... first aid
Kelly Morrison ... special assistant: Mr. Stovall
Meghan Nash ... electronic press kit producer
Janice Pagan ... coordinator: Fajardo Airport, Puerto Rico plate unit
Richard Pickard ... first aid
Anthony Ross ... catering assistant: Creative Catering
Sydney Salyer ... coordinator: Caribbean National Forest, Puerto Rico plate unit
Cha Sears-Barfield ... office production assistant
Rusty Sheridan ... set production assistant
Kirsten Short ... assistant: Mr.Eldridge
Seve Spracklen ... production accountant
Patricia Story ... publicist (as Pat Story)
Marcus Taylor ... catering assistant: Creative Catering
Diane Tennyson ... key set production assistant
Mark S. Thomas ... script supervisor
Ryen W. Thomas ... set production assistant
Donna Van Eerden ... special assistant: Life(n) Media
Richard Van Eerden ... special assistant: Life(n) Media
Amanda Ward ... set production assistant
Charlie Watson ... craft service assistant
Lindsay Watson ... assistant: Mr. Sajbel
Cassandra Barbour ... rights and clearances (uncredited)
Cody Cadence ... production office manager (uncredited)
Catherine Cornwell ... production assistant (uncredited)
Dawn Renee Fields ... stand-in (uncredited)
Ted Johnson ... stand-in (uncredited)
Mark Joseph ... marketing (uncredited)
Laura Kobzeff ... marketing assistant (uncredited)
Stephen A. Marinaccio II ... production coordinator (uncredited)
George Peroulas ... stand-in (uncredited)
Jim Schmidt ... development contributor (uncredited)
Joan Schuermeyer ... stand-in: Lee Meriwether (uncredited)
Laura Sevier ... rights and clearances (uncredited)
Stephanie Siemiller ... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Chris Walters ... production assistant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Caleb Chestnut ... thanks
Randall Stevens ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Jason thought his inheritance was going to be the gift of money and lots of it. Was he ever in for a big surprise. Based on the best-selling book "The Ultimate Gift" by Jim Stovall, the story sends trust fund baby Jason Stevens on an improbable journey of discovery, having to answer the ultimate question: "What is the relationship between wealth and happiness?" Jason had a very simple relationship with his impossibly wealthy Grandfather, Howard "Red" Stevens. He hated him. No heart-to-heart talks, no warm fuzzies, just cold hard cash. So of course he figured that when Red died, the whole "reading of the will" thing would be another simple cash transaction, that his Grandfather's money would allow him to continue living in the lifestyle to which he had become accustomed. But what Red left him was anything but simple. Red instead devised a plan for Jason to experience a crash course on life. Twelve tasks, which Red calls "gifts," each challenging Jason in an improbable way, the accumulation of which would change him forever. Written by Sajbel, Michael O.

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Taglines A life experience becomes a gift. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Das ultimative Geschenk (Germany)
  • El último regalo (Spain)
  • 12 podmienok dedicstva (Slovakia)
  • O Presente (Brazil)
  • Последният подарък (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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Runtime
  • 114 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $1,241,079, 11 Mar 2007

Did You Know?

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Trivia Author Jim Stovall makes a cameo appearance in the move as a limousine driver. The interesting thing about this is that Jim Stovall is blind. See more »
Goofs When Jason is kicked out of first class and back into seat 32B in coach he is sitting in an "E" seat. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Premonition/The Wind That Shakes the Barley/The Lookout/The Ultimate Gift/Maxed Out (2007). See more »
Soundtracks My Mom Says I'm Cool See more »
Quotes Red Stevens: When I achieved my dreams, it was like going home to a place I'd never been before. You don't know that feeling, do ya? The first few gifts I've given you have been practical - show up, do this and do that - and then the gifts started needing you to provide input. They needed intuition. Still, your average person is too weighted down. Jason, you need to be free, free to dream. You need to come up with a dream then act on it.
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