The Gift


1h 50m 2000

Brief Synopsis

Good-hearted Annie Wilson, who bears "the gift" of psychic vision, is a recently widowed mother of three young boys in the rural town of Brixton, Georgia. Scorned by some of the narrow-minded town citizens, Annie struggles to support herself and her sons by giving psychic readings to a few of the members of this small community. Annie advises one of them, Valerie, to leave her husband Donnie, a macho town bully. Her visions begin to unravel the town's dark secrets, and she finds herself in increasing danger as the drowned body of a woman is found. Her "gift" becomes her only hope to save herself and her family.

Film Details

Also Known As
Gift, Intuitions
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Horror
Mystery
Thriller
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
Paramount Vantage
Location
Savannah, Georgia, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Synopsis

Good-hearted Annie Wilson, who bears "the gift" of psychic vision, is a recently widowed mother of three young boys in the rural town of Brixton, Georgia. Scorned by some of the narrow-minded town citizens, Annie struggles to support herself and her sons by giving psychic readings to a few of the members of this small community. Annie advises one of them, Valerie, to leave her husband Donnie, a macho town bully. Her visions begin to unravel the town's dark secrets, and she finds herself in increasing danger as the drowned body of a woman is found. Her "gift" becomes her only hope to save herself and her family.

Crew

Mark Allen

Sound Effects Editor

James M Anderson

Director Of Photography

James M Anderson

Dp/Cinematographer

Deborah Aquila

Casting

Samantha Barker

Other

Stacey Beneville

Assistant Director

Steven L Bernstein

Production Associate

Kelly Cabral

Sound Editor

Steve N Cainas

Production Coordinator

Kerry Carmean

Sound Effects Editor

Gina Cascino

Location Manager

Winnie Cheng

Post-Production Coordinator

Mark Hunshik Choi

Adr Editor

Bill Clevenger

Camera Operator

Arthur Coburn

Editor

Mary Courtney

Production Supervisor

Grant Curtis

Associate Producer

Sean Daniel

Executive Producer

Valerie Davidson

Foley Editor

Bac Delorme

Assistant Director

Renee Derossett

Animal Trainer

Peter Donen

Visual Effects Supervisor

Syd Dutton

Visual Effects

Tom Epperson

Screenplay

Robert Fernandez

Other

Robert Fernandez

Music

Leigh French

Voice Casting

Nerses Gezalyan

Foley Mixer

Karen Golden

Script Supervisor

Gregory Goodman

Executive Producer

Gregory Goodman

Unit Production Manager

Grant Grabowski

Other

Shay Griffin

Location Casting

Andrew Hausmann

Other

Lee Hazlewood

Song Performer

Eric Heffron

Assistant Director

Tanya Noel Hill

Music Editor

Melissa Hofmann

Rerecording

Vern Hyde

Special Effects Coordinator

Chris Innis

Music Editor

Jim Jacks

Producer

Derrick Lefebvre

Coordinator

Kimaree Long

Dialogue Editor

Gary Lucchesi

Producer

Jeffrey Lynch

Storyboard Artist

Dianne Lynn

Location Casting

Gerard Marino

Music Arranger

Gerard Marino

Rerecording

Melissa Maxfield

Location Casting

James Mcquaide

Post-Production Supervisor

Emanuel Millar

Hairdresser

Scott Mobley

Special Effects Foreman

James Moriana

Foley Artist

Bob Murawski

Editor

Henric Nieminen

Camera Coordinator

Ed Novick

Sound

Kelly Oxford

Adr Editor

Christopher S. Parker

Music Coordinator

Marthe Pineau

Set Decorator

Jasper Randall

Other

Lisa S Reynolds

Special Effects Foreman

Tom Rosenberg

Producer

Morag Ross

Makeup Artist

Monty Rowan

Camera Operator

Monty Rowan

Dp/Cinematographer

Monty Rowan

Director Of Photography

Brad Sherman

Rerecording

Hope Slepak

Costume Supervisor

Neil Spisak

Production Designer

Mark Stefanich

Stunt Coordinator

David P Stephan

Storyboard Artist

Lauren Stephens

Dialogue Editor

Adam Stern

Music Conductor

Ted Tannebaum

Executive Producer

Robert Tapert

Executive Producer

Bill Taylor

Visual Effects

Billy Bob Thornton

Screenplay

Jon Title

Sound Editor

Julie Weiss

Costume Designer

Jeffrey Wilhoit

Foley Artist

Tricia Wood

Casting Associate

Richard Wright

Coproducer

Christopher Young

Music

Greg Zimmerman

Foley Recordist

Film Details

Also Known As
Gift, Intuitions
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Horror
Mystery
Thriller
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
Paramount Vantage
Location
Savannah, Georgia, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Articles

Michael Jeter, 1952-2003


Michael Jeter, the diminutive actor whose versatility in all mediums earned him numerous accolades and awards, was found dead on March 30 in his Hollywood Hills home. He was 50. The cause of death has not been determined, although in a 1997 interview for Entertainment Tonight Jeter did disclose he was HIV-positive.

Jeter was born on Aug. 26, 1952, in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. He began medical studies at Memphis State University, but soon discovered a love for the theater. After graduation, he pursued his career in earnest and moved to New York and worked as a law firm secretary until he found some stage work and his film debut in Milos Forman's adaptation of the musical Hair (1979).

Jeter spend the next decade landing mostly stage work and making occasional guest forays in popular television shows: Lou Grant, Night Court, and Designing Women, but his unique physical presence (a slight, 5'4" frame, premature balding, owlish features) made it difficult for him to land substantial parts. That all changed when Tommy Tune cast him in the Broadway hit Grand Hotel (1990) in the role of Otto Kringelin, a dying clerk enjoying a last fling in Berlin. Jeter's energetic performance earned him a Tony award and gave him a much higher profile to stake a claim in movies. The following year he made his strongest impression on film to date when he was cast in Terry Gilliam's (1991) delivering a moving performance as a homeless cabaret singer with AIDS.

He scored his biggest coup when he was cast the same year in the hit sitcom Evening Shade (1991-1994) as Herman Stiles, the wimpy assistant to Reynolds, who played a pro football player turned coach. He won an Emmy award in 1992 for that role and scored two more nominations by the end of the series run. Jeter would also get some good supporting parts in many films throughout the decade: Sister Act 2 (1993), a fun comic role as Whoopi Goldberg's sidekick Father Ignatius; Mouse Hunt (1997); The Green Mile (1999), his best film role as Eduard Delacroix, a condemned murderer who befriends a cellblock mouse; Jurassic Park III (2001); and Welcome to Collinwood (2002).

At the time of his death, Jeter was appearing on the classic PBS children's series Sesame Street as the lovable but bumbling Mr. Noodle; and had been filming Robert Zemekis' Christmas movie The Polar Express starring Tom Hanks. Production was halted on Monday in observance of Jeter's death. He is survived by his life partner, Sean Blue, his parents, Dr. William and Virginia Jeter; a brother, William; and four sisters, Virginia Anne Barham, Emily Jeter, Amanda Parsons and Laurie Wicker.

by Michael T. Toole
Michael Jeter, 1952-2003

Michael Jeter, 1952-2003

Michael Jeter, the diminutive actor whose versatility in all mediums earned him numerous accolades and awards, was found dead on March 30 in his Hollywood Hills home. He was 50. The cause of death has not been determined, although in a 1997 interview for Entertainment Tonight Jeter did disclose he was HIV-positive. Jeter was born on Aug. 26, 1952, in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. He began medical studies at Memphis State University, but soon discovered a love for the theater. After graduation, he pursued his career in earnest and moved to New York and worked as a law firm secretary until he found some stage work and his film debut in Milos Forman's adaptation of the musical Hair (1979). Jeter spend the next decade landing mostly stage work and making occasional guest forays in popular television shows: Lou Grant, Night Court, and Designing Women, but his unique physical presence (a slight, 5'4" frame, premature balding, owlish features) made it difficult for him to land substantial parts. That all changed when Tommy Tune cast him in the Broadway hit Grand Hotel (1990) in the role of Otto Kringelin, a dying clerk enjoying a last fling in Berlin. Jeter's energetic performance earned him a Tony award and gave him a much higher profile to stake a claim in movies. The following year he made his strongest impression on film to date when he was cast in Terry Gilliam's

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter December 20, 2000

Expanded Release in United States January 19, 2001

Released in United States on Video July 17, 2001

Completed shooting March 27, 2000.

Began shooting February 3, 2000.

Released in United States Winter December 20, 2000

Expanded Release in United States January 19, 2001

Released in United States on Video July 17, 2001