The Gift
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 2000
Director: Sam Raimi
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 097363-289548
Running time: 1:52 (112 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: July 17, 2001
Collection type: Owned (#676)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 08, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 9 / 10
Review (video): 7 / 10
Overview
Oscar®-nominee* and Golden Globe Winner** Cate Blanchett leads an incredible all-star cast including Academy Award®-winner*** Hilary Swank (Boys Don't Cry), Keanu Reeves (The Matrix), Katie Holmes (Wonder Boys), Giovanni Ribisi (Saving Private Ryan), and Oscar®-nominee**** Greg Kinnear (As Good As It Gets) in this stylishly filmed mystery that's as eerie as a backwoods swamp with a dark secret beneath its even darker surface.

Widow and mother of three, Annie Wilson (Blanchett), makes her living by foretelling others' futures...though her own has become cloudier than even she can see. Threatened by client's violently jealous husband (Reeves) and plagues by visions of a missing town-girl (Holmes), Annie is unwittingly pulled into a thicket of lies and deception in which her extraordinary gift could be used against her...and get her killed.

Written by Billy Bob Thornton (Sling Blade) and Tom Epperson (A Family Thing), and directed by Sam Raimi (A Simple Plan), The Gift is a gripping tale of supernatural intrigue...and chilling terror.

* 1999 Best Actress, Elizabeth
** 1999 Best Actress, Elizabeth
*** 2000 Best Actress, Boys Don't Cry
**** 1998 Best Supporting Actor, As Good As It Gets
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Genres
Suspense/Thriller
Drama
Horror
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Paramount Classics
 • Lakeshore Entertainment
 • Alphaville
Media Companies:
 • Paramount Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
English  Dolby Digital Surround
French  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
English
Tags
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Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Music Videos
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
Sam Raimi....Director
Writing
Billy Bob Thornton....Writer
Tom Epperson....Writer
Production
Sean Daniel....Executive Producer
Ted Tannebaum....Executive Producer
Gregory Goodman....Executive Producer
Rob Tapert....Executive Producer
James Jacks....Producer
Tom Rosenberg....Producer
Gary Lucchesi....Producer
Cinematography
Jamie Anderson....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Arthur Coburn....Film Editor
Bob Murawski....Film Editor
Music
Christopher Young....Composer
Sound
Ed Novick....Production Sound Mixer
Kelly Cabral....Supervising Sound Editor
Jon Title....Supervising Sound Editor
Melissa S. Hofmann....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Brad Sherman....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Julie Weiss....Costume Designer
Neil Spisak....Production Designer
Peter Donen....Visual Effects
Morag Ross....Make-up Artist
Hope B. Slepak....Costume Designer
Vern Hyde....Visual Effects
Visual Effects by Illusion Arts
Syd Dutton....Visual Effects
Bill Taylor....Visual Effects
Cast
Cate Blanchett....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 Lewis....Cornelius
Benjamin Peacock....Tommy
Alex Lee....Paul Dean
Clay James....Stanley
David Brannen....Ben Wilson
Russell Durham Comegys....Ben Sr.
Janell McLeod....Mrs. Francis
Robby Preddy....Lady #2
Lucky Lawrence....Handsome Man at Bar
Band The Souviners
Mo
Lucky Lawrence
Boots Kutz
Buck Edwards
D.J. Pawlak
Kipp Chambers....Boy at Dance
Dallas Johnson....Dallas
Stuart Greer....Officer Huggins
Jeff Bragg....Jed Barksdale
Danny Elfman....Tommy Lee Ballard
S.D. Stephens....Deputy on Shore
Samuel E. Parlin, Jr.....Deputy in Boat
Ed Reddick....Judge
Rebecca Koon....Buddy's Mother
Erik Cord....Buddy's Father
Cameron Beach....Enforcer for the Barksdales (uncredited)
Sam Edens....Member of Barksdale Clan (uncredited)