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FULL SYNOPSIS

Filmmaker Michael O. Sajbel explores the relationship between wealth and happiness with this spiritual-minded tale about a privileged young man who receives a most unexpected inheritance. Adapted from the best-selling book by author Jim Stovall, The Ultimate Gift opens as trust-fund baby Jason Stevens (Drew Fuller) prepares to receive a sizable inheritance from his late grandfather Red (James Garner). Though Jason is convinced that the money is about to come flowing in, he receives a sudden shock upon discovering that Red has instead decided to offer him something much more valuable than simple cash. Realizing that his spoiled grandson has lived a sheltered life in which he has always been handed the very best of everything, Red has devised a crash course in living comprised of 12 gifts that will challenge the arrogant young man in ways that he could never have imagined nor anticipated. In the weeks that follow, Jason will befriend a terminally ill child (Abigail Breslin) and her grief-stricken mother (Ali Hillis) while attempting to determine whether it is money or happiness that truly matters in life. Brian Dennehy and Lee Meriwether co-star in an uplifting drama from the director of The Ride and One Night with the King. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:March 9, 2007

Cast

Drew Fuller
as Jason Stevens
James Garner
as Howard "Red" Stevens
Ali Hillis
as Alexia
Abigail Breslin
as Emily Rose
Lee Meriwether
as Miss Hastings
Brian Dennehy
as Gus
Bill Cobbs
as Ted Hamilton
Brett Rice
as Bill Stevens
Mircea Monroe
as Caitlin
Mark Joy
as Bill's Lawyer
D. David Morin
as Jack Stevens
Catherine McGoohan
as Ruth Stevens
David Temple
as Ruth's Husband
Donna Cherry
as Sarah Stevens
Mel Fair
as Jack's Lawyer
Rick Eldridge
as Banker #2
Jim Stovall
as Limo Driver
Calvin Thompson
as Blind Guy
Patrick McCrory
as Mayor

Crew

Michael O. Sajbel
Director
John Shepherd
Producer
Rick Eldridge
Producer
Cleve Landsberg
Producer
Cleve Landsberg
Screenwriter
Cheryl McKay
Screenwriter
Jim Stovall
Book Author
Brian Baugh
Cinematographer
Anthony Short
Composer (Music Score)
Scott Chestnut
Editor
Stephen Storer
Production Designer
Linden Snyder
Art Director
Dave Ross
Executive Producer
Rick Eldridge
Executive Producer
Jane Anderson
Costume Designer
Ray Bivins
Special Effects
Randall Badger
First Assistant Director
Mackenzie Badger
Stunts
Beverly Holloway
Casting
Paul Brooks
Co-Executive Producer
Scott Fithian
Co-Executive Producer
Monty Cox
Stunts Coordinator
Jim Van Eerden
Co-Executive Producer
Jules Kovisars
Second Assistant Director
Cleve Landsberg
Unit Production Manager
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