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The Visit (2000)

R | | Drama | 20 April 2001 (USA)
A young man dying in prison brings his family together for a fateful visit, and proceeds to put his life back together.

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Tony
Charmin Lee White ...
Mrs. Tony Waters
Terrell Mitchell ...
Tony's Son
Enoh Essien ...
Tony's Daughter
Christopher Babers ...
Young Tony (as Chris Babers)
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Young Alex
Drew Renkewitz ...
Prison Guard (as Drew Reukewitz)
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Guard Enheim
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Alex
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Young Felicia (as Jennifer Nicole Freeman)
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Mr. McDonald
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Dr. Coles
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Lois Waters
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Henry
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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.

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Rated R for language and some drug content | See all certifications »
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$102,647 (USA) (22 April 2001)

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$186,444 (USA) (20 May 2001)
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Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)
Written by Bart Howard (as Howard Bart)
Published by Hampshire House Publishing Corp.
Performed by Nnenna Freelon
Courtesy of Concord Records, Inc.
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Powerful in visits
24 April 2001 | by (United States) – See 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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