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The Gift (2000)

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Drama, Fantasy, Horror |

The Gift is a American supernatural thriller film directed by Sam Raimi, written by Billy Bob Thornton and Tom Epperson, and based on the alleged psychic experiences of Thornton’s mother.

The film centers on Annie (Cate Blanchett) becoming involved in a murder case as a result of acquiring knowledge about the crime through extrasensory perception. The cast also includes Keanu Reeves, Giovanni Ribisi, Hilary Swank, Katie Holmes, and Greg Kinnear.

In the town of Brixton, Georgia, widow Annie Wilson (Cate Blanchett) is a clairvoyant fortune-teller. Jessica King (Katie Holmes), the fiancée of the local school’s principal, Wayne Collins (Greg Kinnear), disappears.

Annie receives a vision revealing that Jessica has been killed and her corpse thrown into a pond. She informs local sheriff Pearl Johnson (J.K. Simmons) of her vision, and despite his skepticism, Johnson searches a pond at the home of Donnie Barksdale (Keanu Reeves), the abusive husband of one of Annie’s clients, Valerie (Hilary Swank). Donnie had previously threatened Annie and her three children after Annie advised Valerie to leave him. Valerie permits the search while Donnie is absent, but he returns while the search is proceeding. The police find Jessica’s corpse in the pond and Donnie is arrested for her murder.

Director: Sam Raimi

Writers: Billy Bob Thornton, Tom Epperson

Stars: Cate Blanchett, Giovanni Ribisi, Keanu Reeves, Katie Holmes, Greg Kinnear, Hilary Swank, Michael Jeter

Cast:

Cate BlanchettAnnie Wilson
Giovanni RibisiBuddy Cole
Keanu ReevesDonnie Barksdale
Katie HolmesJessica King
Greg KinnearWayne Collins
Hilary SwankValerie Barksdale
Michael JeterGerald Weems
Kim DickensLinda
Gary ColeDavid Duncan
Rosemary HarrisAnnie’s Granny
J.K. SimmonsSheriff Pearl Johnson
Chelcie RossKenneth King
John BeasleyAlbert Hawkins
Lynnsee ProvenceMike Wilson
Hunter McGilvrayMiller Wilson
Nathan Lee LewisCornelius (as Nathan Lewis)
Benjamin PeacockTommy
Clay JamesStanley
David BrannenBen Wilson
Russell Durham ComegysBen Sr.
Janell McLeodMrs. Francis
Robby PreddyLady #2
Lucky LawrenceMember of The Souvenirs Band / Handsome Man at Bar
MoMember of The Souvenirs Band
Boots KutzMember of The Souvenirs Band
Buck EdwardsMember of The Souvenirs Band
D.J. PawlakMember of The Souvenirs Band
Kipp ChambersBoy at Dance
Dallas JohnsonDallas
Stuart GreerOfficer Huggins
Jeff BraggJed Barksdale
Danny ElfmanTommy Lee Ballard
S.D. StephensDeputy on Shore
Samuel E. Parlin Jr.Deputy in Boat
Ed ReddickJudge
Rebecca KoonBuddy’s Mother
Erik CordBuddy’s Father
Cameron BeachEnforcer for the Barksdales (uncredited)
Sam EdensMember of Barksdale Clan (uncredited)
Earl MaddoxBarksdale (uncredited)
Shawn McBrideCourtroom Gallery (uncredited)
Ray WineteerJuror (uncredited)
Yvetta YoungFamily Friend (uncredited)

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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