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Just Visiting (2001)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | 6 April 2001 (USA)
A French count is in England to marry the princess. She's killed. A wizard helps him to time travel back before the murder - except they end up in Chicago, April 2000. A descendant helps him. He looks for the wizard to return to the 1100s.

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Jean-Marie Poiré (as Jean-Marie Gaubert)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Reno ... Thibault
Christina Applegate ... Rosalind / Julia
Christian Clavier ... Andre
Matt Ross ... Hunter (as Matthew Ross)
Tara Reid ... Angelique
Bridgette Wilson-Sampras ... Amber
John Aylward ... Byron
George Plimpton ... Dr. Brady
Malcolm McDowell ... Wizard
Martin Aistrope Martin Aistrope ... Barfly #3
Naomi Armstrong Naomi Armstrong ... Bystander #2
Eric Aviles Eric Aviles ... Purse Snatcher
Sarah Badel Sarah Badel ... Queen
Bill Bailey Bill Bailey ... Thibault's Father
Tab Baker Tab Baker ... Cabbie
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Storyline

A knight and his valet are plagued by a witch, and to repair the damage, they make use of the services of a wizard. However, something goes wrong and they are transported from the twelfth century to the year 2000. There, the knight meets some of his family, and slowly learns what this new century is like. However, he still needs to get back to the twelfth century to deal with the witch, so he starts looking for a wizard. Written by Maarten Hofman <maarten_hofman@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

They Came. They Saw. They Wanna Go Back. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and crude humor | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

France | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

6 April 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Atvykeliai See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,272,489, 8 April 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,777,007, 13 May 2001
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Technical Specs

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| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Astrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The ruined castle at the end of the film is Corfe castle in Dorset, England. The castle at Corfe was mixed with other footage for the interior scene as there are no low walls or views of fields. See more »

Goofs

It's not explained how the Wizard pays for his room, the laboratory he sets up or obtains the pig penis he puts into the formula. See more »

Quotes

Julia: Honey, did you know that the women of my lineage are all lionhearted?
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Alternate Versions

The UK distributor (Momentum Pictures) chose to cut several scenes (pouring bleach into bathwater, eating toxic disinfectant toilet cakes) and reduce sound of violent blows to achieve a "PG" rating. See more »


Soundtracks

Mambo Mambo
Written by Lou Bega, Zippy Davids (as Zippy), Donald Fact (as D. Fact),
Frank Lio
Performed by Lou Bega
Courtesy of BMG Ariola Muenchen GmbH
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A Toast to the French!
12 November 2007 | by LCShackleySee all my reviews

Many of the comments here are the usual gripes about remakes. Well, I've never seen "Les Visiteurs" so I'm just looking at this film on its own, and I must say that I was greatly entertained.

Of course, it's a lightweight plot, but Reno and Clavier sink their teeth into the time-travel jokes and manage to be endearing as well as thoroughly crazy. (Especially Clavier, whose scenes among the rich folks reminded me a lot of the Three Stooges' many dinners with the snobs.) Christina Applegate is sincere and appealing, her boyfriend and his bimbo are appalling, and the Chicago scenery is GREAT! (I have to admit my prejudice in that regard, having lived there for many years.) Considering that the remake was done by the men who made the original film, what's the problem? Think of what it would have been like if it starred Adam Sandler and David Spade, for instance. Zut alors!


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