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The Gift (2000)
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11.15.09

The Gift (2000) Annie Wilson is a young widow with three children. She has a "gift" and to make ends meet she reads cards and tells people their future. When the daughter of the area's most prominent citizen disappears, Annie is called upon by the woman's anxious father and fiance to assist the police. She manages to lead them to the lake where the girl's body is to be found and the police arrest Donnie Barksdale, known to both Annie and the police as an extremely violent man. Annie continues to receive clues even after Barksdale's arrest that leads her to believe someone else is responsible. In her final confrontation with the killer, she gets assistance from an unexpected source.

Movie Tagline:
The only witness to the crime was not even there

Title: Gift, The
Release Date: December 20, 2000
Runtime: 112 mins
Genre: Horror
All Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Color
Sound: Dolby Digital
IMDB Rating: 6.7
Brimstone Pit Rating: 7.7 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With G

MPAA Rating: R

MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for violence, language, and sexuality/nudity.

Director(s):
Sam Raimi

Cast:
Cate Blanchett ...Annabelle '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 ...Mike Wilson
Hunter McGilvray ...Miller Wilson
Nathan Lee Lewis ...Cornelius (as Nathan Lewis)
Benjamin Peacock ...Tommy
Clay James ...Stanley
David Brannen ...Ben Wilson
Russell Durham Comegys ...Ben Sr.
Janell McLeod ...Mrs. Francis
Robby Preddy ...Lady #2
Lucky Lawrence ...Member of The Souvenirs Band / Handsome Man at...
Mo ...Member of The Souvenirs Band
Boots Kutz ...Member of The Souvenirs Band
Buck Edwards ...Member of The Souvenirs Band
D.J. Pawlak ...Member of The Souvenirs Band
Kipp Chambers ...Boy at Dance
Dallas Johnson ...Dallas
Stuart Greer ...Officer Huggins

» [more cast members]

Producer(s):
Grant Curtis
Sean Daniel
Gregory Goodman
James Jacks
Gary Lucchesi
Tom Rosenberg
Ted Tannebaum
Robert G. Tapert
Richard S. Wright

Writer(s):
Billy Bob Thornton
Tom Epperson

Composer(s):
Christopher young




Trailer(s):
The Gift Horror Film Trailer 1

Movie Soundtrack(s):
"Trouble Is A Lonesome Town"
"Sentimental"
"Cherry Lips"
"King Of Heartache"
"Hide Away"

More Movie Taglines:
  • The only witness to the crime was not even there
  • It was the perfect crime... Except someone saw it all
Movie Quote(s):
  • Buddy: You're the soul of this town, Ms Wilson, and you just need to keep doing what you are doing.
  • Ben: I want icing, Momma. Annie: You've had icing enough to put you in a coma.
  • Donnie: She's a God damn witch! She's putting spells on every-damn-body in town!
  • Donnie: I'm guilty of cheating on my wife, of being a bad husband, a bad Christian. But I ain't guilty of killing Jessica. I swear to God.
  • David: Somebody might come in here Jessica: Guess you'd better fuck me fast.
Movie Trivia:
  • To prepare for her role in this film, Cate Blanchett visited five fortune tellers in one week. One of them told her she needed a bodyguard.
  • The cards Annie Wilson uses to perform her "readings" are actually Zener Cards, which are used to perform ESP tests. The cards are not known for their fortune-telling abilities.
  • Annie's car is "The Classic" - the Delta 88 Oldsmobile that appears in every Evil Dead movie and nearly every other Raimi movie.
  • Based on Billy Bob Thornton's own mother's psychic abilities.
  • Cameo: [Danny Elfman] the composer appears as a fiddle player in one of the dream sequences.
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Keywords:
Widow, Pond, Abusive Husband, Clairvoyant, Murder  ...[more]


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