The Gift

The only witness to the crime was not even there.
The Gift
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 51 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2001
  • Label: Paramount Catalog
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Exclusive cast and crew interviews
    • Music video: "Furnace Room Lullaby" performed by Neko Case & Her Boyfriends
    • Theatrical trailer
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French
    • Subtitles - English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , , , , &
Performer: , , , , , , &
Directed by
Screenwriting by &

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"What's the matter' You see somethin' bad'"
  - the doomed Jessica King (Katie Holmes) skeptically questions a stricken Annie (Cate Blanchett) about her vision.

Entertainment Reviews:

USA Today - 12/20/2000
"...[Like A SIMPLE PLAN, director Sam Raimi's film is] an absorbing portrayal of a serious crime committed in a small town..."
New York Times - 01/19/2001
"...[Ms. Blanchett's] spectral intensity dominates THE GIFT....Mr. Reeves [gives] his best bad-guy performance to date....Mr. Raimi has not forgotten the tricks of his gory erstwhile trade..."
Sight and Sound - 03/01/2001
"...Reeves brings off a dashing piece of physical sleight-of-hand....[The] film is elegant, solidly played and frequently gripping..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 01/19/2001
"...The movie is ingenious in its plotting, colorful in its characters, taut in its direction and fortunate in possessing Cate Blanchett..."
Entertainment Weekly - 07/20/2001
"...[A] deeply spooky gothic shocker..."

Plot Keywords:

Murder | Mystery | Theatrical Release | Thriller

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: January 19, 2001.
  • The film was shot on location in Savannah, Springfield, and Thunderbolt, Georgia.
  • The character of Annie Wilson is loosely based on screenwriter Thornton's own mother.
  • Cate Blanchett visited five psychics as research for the role.
  • Executive producer Rob Tapert got his start producing Raimi's first film, THE EVIL DEAD (1982). He is also an executive producer, with Raimi, of the popular syndicated TV series, XENA, WARRIOR PRINCESS, and is married to the show's star, actress Lucy Lawless.
  • Actor Gary Cole (David Duncan) also starred on the TV series AMERICAN GOTHIC, which was executive produced by Raimi.
  • Editor Bob Murawski began his film career as an assistant editor on Raimi's DARKMAN (1990).
  • A stunt double was used in the scene where Jessica King's body is pulled from the water.

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 92,866
  • UPC: 883929304110
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