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Supernatural horror meets character drama in this Sam Raimi-directed thriller. Set in Georgia, the film concerns a widowed mother named Annie (Cate Blanchett) who is blessed with the ability to have psychic visions. When Annie is asked to use her powers to investigate the murder of a rich society girl (Katie Holmes) who was engaged to a local high school principal (Greg Kinnear), she finds her "gift" is as destructive as it is helpful. Many of the townspeople have mixed regard for Annie's abilities, including an abusive husband (Keanu Reeves) and his brutalized wife (Hilary Swank) (the former threatens Annie and her children with taunts that she is a devil) as well as a deeply troubled auto mechanic (Giovanni Ribisi) who may hold a key to the events in question. The Georgia residents soon find themselves all suspects in the investigation, and Annie is forced to confront past demons while still trying to help solve the mystery. The Gift was co-written by Billy Bob Thornton, who appeared in another of Raimi's thrillers, A Simple Plan. ~ Jason Clark, Rovi

  • Release date:April 17, 2008

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Independent Spirit Awards Giovanni Ribisi Best Supporting Actor 2000 Nominee

Cast

Cate Blanchett
as Annie Wilson
Giovanni Ribisi
as Buddy Cole
Keanu Reeves
as Donnie Barksdale
Katie Holmes
as Jessica King
Greg Kinnear
as Wayne Collins
Hilary Swank
as Valerie Barksdale
Michael Jeter
as Gerald Weems
Kim Dickens
as Linda
Gary Cole
as David Duncan
Rosemary Harris
as Annie's Granny
J.K. Simmons
as Sheriff Pearl Johnson
Chelcie Ross
as Kenneth King
John Beasley
as Albert Hawkins

Crew

Sam Raimi
Director
Tom Rosenberg
Producer
James Jacks
Producer
Gary Lucchesi
Producer
Tom Epperson
Screenwriter
Billy Bob Thornton
Screenwriter
Jamie Anderson
Cinematographer
Christopher Young
Composer (Music Score)
Bob Murawski
Editor
Arthur Coburn
Editor
Neil Spisak
Production Designer
Richard S. Wright
Co-producer
Grant Curtis
Associate Producer
Gregory Goodman
Executive Producer
Ted Tannenbaum
Executive Producer
Sean Daniel
Executive Producer
Marthe Pineau
Set Designer
Julie Weiss
Costume Designer
Marthe Pineau
Set Decorator
Ed Novick
Sound/Sound Designer
Eric Heffron
First Assistant Director
Deborah Aquila
Casting
Bill Taylor
Visual Effects
Monty Rowan
Additional Cinematography
Monty Rowan
Second Unit Director Of Photography
Syd Dutton
Visual Effects
Jon Title
Supervising Sound Editor
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