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The Ultimate GiftA billionaire geezer (James Garner) dies, leaving behind video messages introducing 12 ''gifts'' — i.e., tests — meant to teach his brat...The Ultimate GiftDramaPT114MPGA billionaire geezer (James Garner) dies, leaving behind video messages introducing 12 ''gifts'' — i.e., tests — meant to teach his brat...2007-03-14Drew FullerJames GarnerDrew Fuller, James GarnerFox Faith
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The Ultimate Gift

Genre: Drama; Starring: Abigail Breslin, Drew Fuller, James Garner; Director: Michael O. Sajbel; Author: Cheryl McKay; Release Date Wide: 03/09/2007; Runtime (in minutes): 114; MPAA Rating: PG; Distributor: Fox Faith

A billionaire geezer (James Garner) dies, leaving behind video messages introducing 12 ”gifts” — i.e., tests — meant to teach his brat grandson (Drew Fuller) how to value life. So The Ultimate Gift is kind of like a feel-good Saw for churchgoers, minus the sadistic games of death. Not that overtly religious, just shameless, the movie picks up when our hero befriends Abigail Breslin as a cutie with leukemia. Then it nose-dives when he hits South America, where he is held hostage by banditos. Is that another test or just poor travel planning?

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