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The Ultimate Gift (2006)

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 be.

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George Lee ...
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Jack Stevens
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Ruth Stevens
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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 ... Written by Sajbel, Michael O.

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Share the gift. Change the world. See more »

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Drama | Family | Romance

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Rated PG for thematic elements, some violence and language | See all certifications »

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9 March 2007 (USA)  »

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12 podmienok dedicstva  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,241,079 (USA) (11 March 2007)

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$3,438,735 (USA)
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All of James Garner's scenes were filmed in one day. See more »

Goofs

At the scene between Emily and Jason in the hospital chapel, Emily's head changes between shots at the point when she says, "So, what are you doing for Thanksgiving?" The timing of the line's execution gives away the discontinuity. See more »

Quotes

Gus: Don't worry. You'll run out of posts before you run out of Texas.
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References How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) See more »

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Simple Gifts
Shaker Hymn
Adapted and Arranged by Aaron Copland
Performed by The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Courtesy of Delos International
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Best Movie of 2007
2 May 2007 | by (Right Here) – See all my reviews

The Ultimate Gift is simply an amazing movie with a heart rendering message. I was truly moved and truly inspired by this story. A cynic may proclaim it to be predictable and clichéd but a movie this meaningful should not be viewed through cynical eyes. I guess it depends on the viewer's state of mind but I was in a place in my life where this movie truly touched me. Having lost a loved one recently, this movie spoke to me. The need to be reminded of the purpose of life and the need to find your true role in it was poignantly illustrated. Also, The performances are wonderful and I love the structure and presentation. I can't wait to own this one on DVD and I'll be giving copies as gifts to all my friends and family. Truly, the ULTIMATE gift indeed.


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