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Just Visiting (2001)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | 6 April 2001 (USA)
A French count is in England to marry the princess. She's killed. A wizard helps him to time travel back before the murder - except they end up in Chicago, April 2000. A descendant helps him. He looks for the wizard to return to the 1100s.

Director:

Jean-Marie Poiré (as Jean-Marie Gaubert)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Reno ... Thibault
Christina Applegate ... Rosalind / Julia
Christian Clavier ... Andre
Matt Ross ... Hunter (as Matthew Ross)
Tara Reid ... Angelique
Bridgette Wilson-Sampras ... Amber
John Aylward ... Byron
George Plimpton ... Dr. Brady
Malcolm McDowell ... Wizard
Martin Aistrope Martin Aistrope ... Barfly #3
Naomi Armstrong Naomi Armstrong ... Bystander #2
Eric Aviles Eric Aviles ... Purse Snatcher
Sarah Badel ... Queen
Bill Bailey Bill Bailey ... Thibault's Father
Tab Baker Tab Baker ... Cabbie
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Storyline

A knight and his valet are plagued by a witch, and to repair the damage, they make use of the services of a wizard. Something goes wrong and they're transported from the 12th century to the year 2000, where they meets some of the knight's family, and slowly learns what the future's like. In order to return to the 12th century and deal with the witch, they begin to look for a wizard. Written by Maarten Hofman <maarten_hofman@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

They Came. They Saw. They Wanna Go Back. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and crude humor | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Count Thibault and André attack a red SUV, saying, "Look! A red dragon!" In the original French 1993 version, they demolish a yellow postal van, but first scare off its black driver, saying, "Look! A Moor!" The scene was changed for "racial sensitivity". See more »

Goofs

When the Earl of Warwick speaks with the witch, the wart on the witch's chin is on the right of her chin. It then moves to the left, only to then move back to the right. See more »

Quotes

Julia: I am strong, and I am smart, and I don't need you to take care of me.
Hunter: Oh really?
Julia: [grabs Thibault's sword and thrusts it toward Hunter] Courage is my creed.
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Alternate Versions

The UK distributor (Momentum Pictures) chose to cut several scenes (pouring bleach into bathwater, eating toxic disinfectant toilet cakes) and reduce sound of violent blows to achieve a "PG" rating. See more »

Connections

References True Crime (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Red Alert
Written by Simon Ratcliffe, Felix Buxton
Performed by Basement Jaxx
Courtesy of Astralwerks Records
Contains a sample of "Far Beyond"
Performed by Locksmith
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
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User Reviews

they're visiting? They'd better going away and never coming back
24 January 2003 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

When a French movie is a huge commercial success, it's often followed by one or a few sequels. Sometimes, it happens that an American version is made. It was the case for "un indien dans la ville" a movie made by Hervé Palud in 1994 and transposed in an American version which was released in 1997. But these American versions are generally a waste of time and (why not?) a loss of money. This is what you could put forward by watching this listless and not very inspired remake of the French movie: "les visiteurs". Here, Jean-Marie Poiré contents with taking back the funniest elements that assured "the visitors"'success; sometimes in similar circumstances. For example, the curator of the museum in which our "visitors" appear replaced the black postman in 1993. So, the comical effects don't work and the movie creates very few surprises. Concerning the cast, well it's quite disparate: if Jean Reno keeps on talking with smart and noble terms, he seems less imposing and authoritarian than he was eight years ago. Christine Applegate is far away from Valérie Lemercier's performance whereas Matt Ross hasn't got Christian Bujeau's furor and exasperation when he's got to face "the visitors"' disasters. Nevertheless, Christian Clavier is always entertaining, especially when he's provoking disasters, in spite of very few new gags. In another hand, when we learn that Matt Ross aims at grabbing his wife's fortune with a little help from his lover, the movie becomes quite conventional. But with Reno's presence and bravery, Applegate will know how to make her husband leave. At the end, the movie lacks of punch and rhythm. It's not a bad movie but simply an useless remake. It's high time Reno and Clavier had a well-deserved rest.


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Language:

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Release Date:

6 April 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,272,489, 8 April 2001

Gross USA:

$4,781,539

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,176,732
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Color (Astrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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