The Ultimate GiftJason Stevens (Drew Fuller) lives a life of wealth and privilege. When his grandfather (James Garner) dies, Jason expects to receive a hefty inheritance, only to get a series of odd tasks to perform in order to receive 'the ultimate gift,' with he having no idea what that might be.
Critic Reviews of "The Ultimate Gift"
New York PostAugust 22, 2007
This new film moves along smoothly until Grandpa's most preposterous mission - which needlessly drags out the movie -- takes Jason to a severely caricatured Ecuador.
Ebert & RoeperMarch 20, 2007
I think urban sophisticates can be people of faith who want to see movies, occasionally, that don't have the four-letter words, and I do embrace religion, but I think they have to be better than this.
Boston GlobeMarch 17, 2007
Christian charity, in this movie, seems like a side-effect of capitalism.
Time OutMarch 17, 2007
If you missed the money-isn't-everything message, an end-credits recap outlines the story's salient points -- if you'd known, you could've skipped the rest.
Christian Science MonitorMarch 15, 2007
[James] Garner is good, and so is Brian Dennehy as a crusty ranch owner; Abigail Breslin, playing a leukemia patient, demonstrates that she was not a one-note wonder in Little Miss Sunshine.
Entertainment WeeklyMarch 14, 2007
The Ultimate Gift is kind of like a feel-good Saw for churchgoers, minus the sadistic games of death.
7M PicturesSeptember 09, 2007
The Ultimate Gift will put you in a diabetic coma.
DVDTalk.comAugust 21, 2007
It's Self-Help: The Movie, and it stinks to high heaven.
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)April 17, 2007
I haven't even read the book, and I know it has to be better than the movie.
Spirituality and PracticeMarch 30, 2007
A parabolic film about one selfish young man's spiritual transformation.
Sacramento News & ReviewMarch 19, 2007
The film squeaks by on a combination of reliable old pros...and appealing newcomers...
Austin ChronicleMarch 18, 2007
The result is a deep desire for those Hollywood execs to remember that Christian doesn't have to equal brain-dead.
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James GarnerBirth date: 7 April 1928, Norman, Oklahoma, USADescription: Amiable and handsome James Garner had obtained success in both films and television, often playing variations of the charming anti-hero/con-man persona he first developed in Maverick, the offbeat western TV series that shot him to stardom in the late 1950s.James Garner was born James Scott Bumgarner in Norman, Oklahoma, to Mildred Scott (Meek) and Weldon Warren Bumgarner, a carpet layer. He dropped out of high school at 16 to join the Merchant Marines. He worked in a variety of jobs and received 2 Purple Hearts when he was wounded twice during the Korean War. He had his first chance to act when a friend got him a non-speaking role in the Broadway stage play "The Caine Mutiny Court Martial (1954)". Part of his work was to read lines to the lead actors and he began to learn the craft of acting. This play led to small television roles, television commercials and eventually a contract with Warner Brothers. Director David Butler saw something in Garner and gave him all the attention he needed when he appeared in The Girl He Left Behind (1956). After co-starring in a handful of films during 1956-57, Warner Brothers gave Garner a co-starring role in the the western series Maverick (1957). Originally planned to alternate between Bart Maverick (Jack Kelly) and Bret Maverick (Garner), the show quickly turned into the Bret Maverick Show. As Maverick, Garner was cool, good-natured, likable and always ready to use his wits to get him in or out of trouble. The series was highly successful, and Garner continued in it into 1960 when he left the series in a dispute over money.In the early 1960s Garner returned to films, often playing the same type of character he had played on "Maverick". His successful films included The Thrill of It All (1963), Move Over, Darling (1963), The Great Escape (1963) and The Americanization of Emily (1964). After that, his career wandered and when he appeared in the automobile racing movie Grand Prix (1966), he got the bug to race professionally. Soon, this ambition turned to supporting a racing team, not unlike what Paul Newman would do in later years.Garner found great success in the western comedy Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969). He tried to repeat his success with a sequel, Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971), but it wasn't up to the standards of the first one. After 11 years off the small screen, Garner returned to television in a role not unlike that in Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969). The show was Nichols (1971) and he played the sheriff who would try to solve all problems with his wits and without gun play. When the show was canceled, Garner took the news by having Nichols shot dead, never to return in a sequel. In 1974 he got the role for which he will probably be best remembered, as wry private eye Jim Rockford in the classic The Rockford Files (1974). This became his second major television hit, with Noah Beery Jr. and Stuart Margolin, and in 1977 he won an Emmy for his portrayal. However, a combination of injuries and the discovery that Universal Pictures' "creative bookkeeping" would not give him any of the huge profits the show generated soon soured him and the show ended in 1980. In the 1980s Garner appeared in few movies, but the ones he did make were darker than the likable Garner of old. These included Tank (1984) and Murphy's Romance (1985). For the latter, he was nominated for both the Academy Award and a Golden Globe. Returning to the western mode, he co-starred with the young Bruce Willis in Sunset (1988), a mythical story of Wyatt Earp, Tom Mix and 1920s Hollywood.In the 1990s Garner received rave reviews for his role in the acclaimed television movie about corporate greed, Barbarians at the Gate (1993). After that he appeared in the theatrical remake of his old television series, Maverick (1994), opposite Mel Gibson. Most of his appearances after that were in numerous TV movies based upon The Rockford Files (1974). His most recent films were My Fellow Americans (1996) and Space Cowboys (2000) .
Bill CobbsBirth date: 16 June 1934, Cleveland, Ohio, USADescription: Bill Cobbs was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, where his parents were hard-working people, who instilled in him a sense of self-reliance and humility. As an amateur actor in the city's Karamu House Theater, he starred in the Ossie Davis play "Purlie Victorious". Cobbs was an Air Force radar technician for eight years; he also worked in office products at IBM and sold cars in Cleveland. In 1970, at the age of 36, he left for New York to seek work as an actor. There he turned down a job in the NBC sales department in order to have time for auditions. He supported himself by driving a cab, repairing office equipment, selling toys, and performing odd jobs. His first professional acting role was in "Ride a Black Horse" at the Negro Ensemble Company. From there, he appeared in small theater productions, street theater, regional theater and at the Eugene O'Neill Theater. His first television credit was in Vegetable Soup (1976), a New York public television educational series, and he made his feature film debut in The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974). In his free time, Cobbs enjoys music, reading, and playing his drums. He lives in New York City and Los Angeles, California and continues acting.
Lee MeriwetherBirth date: 27 May 1935, Los Angeles, California, USADescription: Today, sexy Lee Mereiwether is best remembered for her roles in a few science fiction/fantasy cult productions made between 1966 and 1969. Batman: The Movie (1966), Star Trek (1966), The Time Tunnel (1966) and Land of the Giants (1968).Firstly Batman: The Movie (1966), in which she played both evil Catwoman and not-so-evil Kitka, who has a romance with Bruce Wayne (Adam West).Then came 30 episodes of Irwin Allen's The Time Tunnel (1966) series, in which she played a scientist named Dr. Ann MacGregor, where she mostly performed with Whit Bissell (General Kirk), both attempting to help two time travelers who were lost in time. In one episode, The Time Tunnel: The Kidnappers (1967), Ann was taken away from her normal setting and transported into the distant future.However, Mereiwether once reported that she spent a lot of the series acting to a screen in the Time Tunnel complex, a screen that was meant to feature the two time travelers, but in reality featured nothing at all. So she was reacting to nothing a lot of the time.Then came the Star Trek (1966) episode, Star Trek: That Which Survives (1969), where she played Losira, an alien being who stalks the Enterprise crew and attempts to kill them.And finally, she was back with Irwin Allen again with the Land of the Giants (1968) episode, Land of the Giants: Rescue (1969). In this, she played the concerned "giant" mother of kids who were trapped underground and needed to be rescued by the Earth "little people".Mereiwether is still working in television to this day.
George LeeBirth date: 12 March 1939, Wheeling, West Virginia, USADescription: George Lee was born on March 12, 1939 in Wheeling, West Virginia, USA as George Lee Bowermaster. He was an actor, known for The Ultimate Gift (2006), Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992) and Patch Adams (1998). He died on September 29, 2006 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA.
Brett RiceBirth date: 1954Description: Brett Rice was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the oldest of four children. He attended a number of schools until finally, he was sent to Marist Military Academy in Atlanta, after which he had a short spell in the Army. One day Brett went with a friend to the theater building to wait as he auditioned for a show. While he waited the director asked him if he wanted to audition. He landed a role and from that moment on lived, ate and drank the theater. For the next five years he went to every theater in Atlanta and auditioned for almost everything that came along. This included a TV pilot for The Catlins (1982) which led to a two year contract. He got a part in The Bear (1984), with Gary Busey and then a role in a TV movie called Poison Ivy (1985), with 'Michael J. Fox', 'Adam Baldwin' and Nancy McKeon. Work dried up until Brett started a fantastic run of luck in which he worked solidly thru the 90s. He played in due TV shows such as I'll Fly Away (1991), In the Heat of the Night (1988), Walker, Texas Ranger (1993), and many more. Theatrical Films included Forrest Gump (1994), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Kalifornia (1993), Passenger 57 (1992), From the Earth to the Moon (1998), The Waterboy (1998) and most recently as a co-star in Remember the Titans (2000) in which he played Coach Tyrell opposite Denzel Washington and 'Will Patton'. Brett has a guest appearance on the television show, Sheena (2000). The episode, 'Stranded in the Jungle' will be shown in 2002. Brett has over 75 credits for TV and Film, and at least that many credits for the stage. He has become a Councilor at Large with SAG to get more closely involved with the unusual politics and negotiations with producers in LA and NY.
D. David MorinBirth date: 20 April 1955, Los Angeles, California, USADescription: D. David Morin was born and raised in Hollywood, California. He took Rita Wilson (Mrs. Tom Hanks) to his Senior Prom at Hollywood High. His father Volney graduated Harvard law school and moved to California to work in chemical patents for Technicolor. His mother, Marty Morin, was also an actress. His aunt, Patricia Ellis, was a movie star signed to Warner Bros. in the 1930s.David graduated from Colorado University in Boulder and paid his way through Cal Western School of Law selling Kryptonics skateboard wheels. He was a White House Intern and did famine relief in West Africa with Sudan Interior Missions. He also announced professional surfing for 10 years and worked at Surfer Publishing Group as Editor of Action Now Magazine before hosting "Lifestyles" TV show.Besides being dubbed "The King of Commercials" in the U.S. as he amassed some 200 national spots, he also has over 30 network episodic television appearances, 2 TV series, and appeared in some 30 feature films and movie-of-the-weeks, including playing Jennifer Aniston's dad in CBS' sitcom Muddling Through (1994). He has acted opposite Bill Paxton, Dustin Hoffman, Donald Sutherland, Jennifer Aniston, Ossie Davis, Bradley Whitford, Brad Garrett, Patricia Heaton, David Caruso, Josh Duhamel, Cheryl Ladd, Simon Baker, and many others.His first feature, "Cold Play", won the Fairhope Film Festival and was an Official Selection into the Kansas Int'l Film Festival and Slamdance.His second feature film which he directed, re-wrote, and edited, "Johnny", starring Lee Majors (Pure/Flix) won over 7 film festival awards including Best Feature, Most Inspiring, Best Dramatic Film, Audience Favorite, and more.He acted in the Kenyan indie LEO, and later in 2011, Morin moved to Nairobi, Kenya, and founded Slingshot Productions Africa and the Slingshot Seminar Series in the Cinematic Arts teaching Screenwriting, Directing, Editing, Producing, and Acting. His Hollywood Acting Master Class produced some of Kenya's top players. He also has taught workshops at the Irresistible Drama Conference and The University of Nairobi.His career as a filmmaker continued with "The Sea Turtles of Lamu", a wildlife documentary shot entirely on the coast of Kenya. While in East Africa he also worked for CNN, was Shooting Director for "Cycle to Rwanda" documentary, and Shooting Director for the BBC's "Ideas Exchange" in Ethiopia. Work took him repeatedly to Rwanda, Uganda, South Sudan, and Ethiopia. He acted in "The Agent", an Amharic feature film in Addis Ababa.In 2014 he moved to Cape Town, South Africa, where he recently worked with Bill Paxton in Game Changer. He also is the founder and facilitator of the Hollywood Acting Master Class in Cape Town. Morin remains single, loves teaching, and swimming.
Abigail BreslinBirth date: 14 April 1996, New York City, New York, USADescription: Academy Award-nominated actress Abigail Breslin is one of the most sought-after actors of her generation. Her unique and charismatic talents have contributed to her versatile roles in both comedy and drama.Most recently, Breslin starred in the first season of the horror-comedy series, "Scream Queens" opposite Emma Roberts, Lea Michele and Jamie Lee Curtis. Next, Breslin will star in the coveted role of "Baby" in ABC/Lionsgate's recreation of the pop-culture classic, "Dirty Dancing."On the big screen, Breslin was most recently seen in the Lionsgate film "Maggie" opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger. The film follows a teenage girl (Breslin) from a small town in the Midwest, who becomes infected by a disease that slowly turns her into a zombie. The film premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival in New York and was released on May 8, 2015.In October of 2015, Harper Collins published Breslin's first book "This May Sound Crazy". The book is based on her popular Tumblr "Mixtapes & Winter Coats," in which she writes honest, funny and emotional observations on her daily life as a young adult.Breslin was seen in The Weinstein Company film "August: Osage County" opposite Meryl Streep, Ewan McGregor, Julia Roberts, Sam Shepard, Dermot Mulroney and Juliette Lewis. She starred in the coveted role of 'Jean Fordham' the daughter of Julia Roberts' and Ewan McGregor's characters. Most widely recognized for her role in the critically-acclaimed "Little Miss Sunshine," the irreverent, antic comedy which created a sensation at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, Breslin played the role of 'Olive,' an ambitious young girl who is obsessed with winning a beauty pageant. For her performance, she received a Best Actress Award from the Tokyo International Film Festival and was nominated for an Academy Award, SAG and BAFTA Best Supporting Actress awards. In addition, she was honored as ShoWest's "Female Star of Tomorrow" in 2008, and made her Broadway debut in 2010 in "The Miracle Worker."Other film credits include "Enders Game," "Haunter," "The Call," "Rango," "Janie Jones," "Zombieland," "My Sister's Keeper," "New Year's Eve," "Raising Helen, "The Ultimate Gift," "Santa Claus 3," "No Reservations," "Definitely Maybe," "Nim's Island," "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl" and M. Night Shyamalan's 2012 film "Signs" opposite Mel Gibson.
Ali HillisBirth date: 29 December 1978, Huntington Beach, California, USADescription: Ali Hillis was born on December 29, 1978 in Huntington Beach, California, USA as Alecia Deann Hillis. She is an actress, known for Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), Must Love Dogs (2005) and Mass Effect (2007). She has been married to Matt Swartz since August 2, 2008.
Drew FullerBirth date: 19 May 1980, Atherton, California, USADescription: Drew Fuller was born on May 19, 1980 in Atherton, California, USA as Andrew Alan Fuller. He is an actor and producer, known for Army Wives (2007), Charmed (1998) and The Ultimate Gift (2006).
Mircea MonroeBirth date: 11 March 1982, St. Louis, Missouri, USADescription: Born in St. Louis, Missouri. Her father, who worked for the United Nations, was stationed in the Solomon Islands and Fiji, so Monroe spent most of her early childhood in the South Pacific. After spending time in various other countries, she moved back to the United States. She lived in Michigan and Virginia before finding herself in Los Angeles, pursuing a career in acting and writing.Monroe's first year in Hollywood garnered several breakout roles, and she has worked steadily in film and television ever since. She is an active talent in all aspects of new media, creating viral videos and trending on Twitter.
Donna CherryBirth date: 11 March 1982, St. Louis, Missouri, USADescription: Donna is an actor, comic, voice-over artist and singer extraordinaire. She is a member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA.Donna received a Bachelor in Music (with a concentration in Voice and a minor in Theatre) from California State University, Northridge after attending Oral Roberts University. She also studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and at Juilliard in New York City.While competing at Miss America, Donna won the honor of representing the pageant that year for various corporate events ranging from Gillette and American Greetings to K-Mart. She then hosted for Dick Clark Productions and such sdirect response programs as Shopping Line, At Home USA and Illuminare Cosmetics and appeared in spots for Kellogg's, Gain, Lockheed Martin, Marriott Resorts, Phillip Morris, ThighMaster and LG. You can now catch her as the ditzy mom in the annual campaign for the cult favorite LA County Fair commercials, which won Ad Week's Best Spot Award and were also featured in ABC's Funniest Commercials.From Off-Broadway to regional and beyond, Donna has played the leads in "Funny Girl" (Drama-Logue Critics Award), "Kiss Me Kate", "Dames At Sea", "My Fair Lady", "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying", "Godspell", "Li'l Abner", "The Tale Of Tyler Tee", and "The Sensuous Senator" - to name some of her favorites.Donna's numerous television credits include guest star and recurring roles on ABC's Desperate Housewives, Nickelodeon's Big Time Rush, Disney's The Suite Life Of Zach And Cody, FOX's The Wanda Sykes Show, Lifetime's The Division, CBS' The Nanny, and FOX's Sliders and in an HBO/Fox sitcom pilot, Chief, with Gregory Harrison and Bobcat Goldthwaite. She appears in the pilot of Andrew Daly's upcoming Comedy Central show, Review with Forrest MacNeil.Her film roles stretch from studio film to independent features. She appeared as the unsuspecting First Lady in Most Wanted with Keenan Ivory Wayans and Jon Voight, as the calculating cougar Sarah Stevens in The Ultimate Gift with Academy-Award nominees James Garner and Abigail Breslin, and in a comedic moment in The Mexican starring Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt. Indie films that have enjoyed festival and distribution success include Panicked, where she plays a drugged-out psychiatrist and the award-winning short Skylab, where she plays meddling Merle. Other forthcoming roles include the justice-seeking mayor in Criminal, the ex-CIA zombie-killing mom in The Deadleys, and the stern though heartbroken mother in the exquisite Victorian period piece The Last Hymn.Dazzled with Donna's comedic talent and singing impressions, Mitzi Shore hired her as a paid regular at The Comedy Store through which she met Barry Manilow and subsequently toured with him, receiving rave reviews in his Showstoppers World Tour. Donna also has appeared on The Tonight Show, The Arsenio Hall Show, ABC's World's Funniest Commercials and has performed at the Wembley Arena, Madison Square Garden and Universal Amphitheatre. She performed with Bob Hope and in USO Tours to the Mediterranean and Middle East. Donna now tours nationally in the critically acclaimed 3 Blonde Moms, a delightful romp into the madness of motherhood, marriage, and family mayhem.As a voice-over artist, she is the titular voice on two different cartoon series: the Emmy Award-winning Tutenstein (Discovery Kids) as well as Jay Jay The Jet Plane (PBS Kids). Donna's voice can also be heard in a multitude of projects for Disney, Rick Dees, and many others including TBS' 2 Stupid Dogs, the highly rated documentary Evita: The Life of Eva Peron, and the popular Namco video game SoulCalibur III. As well as working for Premiere Radio Network doing comedic drop-in voice-overs for morning-drive shows, she has voiced national ad campaigns for Time Warner Cable, Mazda, Chrysler, and Union Bank.
Catherine McGoohanBirth date: 31 May 1952, England, UKDescription: Catherine McGoohan was born on May 31, 1952 in England. She is known for her work on The Girl Next Door (2004), Beginners (2010) and Something's Gotta Give (2003). She has been married to Cleve Landsberg since 1975. They have two children.
Mark JoyBirth date: 31 July 1950, Richmond, Virginia, USADescription: Mark Joy was born on July 31, 1950 in Richmond, Virginia, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Border Town (2009), Dogma (1999) and Pecker (1998).
Mel FairBirth date: 22 March 1964, Homestead, Florida, USADescription: Mel Fair was born in Homestead, Florida on the Air Force Base, but was raised in Sunnyvale and San Jose, California. After graduating from Bellarmine College Preparatory in 1982 he began working in the entertainment industry. His resume includes broadcast news-working for an NBC affiliate in Humboldt, California and the CBS affiliate in Fort Smith/Fayetteville, Arkansas. While at the later, he earned Associated Press honors as a producer, writer, sports anchor & reporter. Mel's experience extends to cable programming on ESPN and Spike TV as well. While at Spike TV, he earned numerous awards from the International Automotive Media as a producer, director, writer, host and reporter on top-rated automotive shows like TRUCKS! and Car & Driver Television.
Alecia Brady CurcuruBirth date: 22 March 1964, Homestead, Florida, USADescription: Alecia Brady Curcuru is an actress, known for The Ultimate Gift (2006).
Francis IsaacBirth date: 22 March 1964, Homestead, Florida, USADescription: Francis Isaac is an actor, known for The Ultimate Gift (2006).
Daniel BarbeauBirth date: 22 March 1964, Homestead, Florida, USADescription: Daniel Barbeau is an actor, known for The Ultimate Gift (2006).
Kenneth A. Free Jr.Birth date: 22 March 1964, Homestead, Florida, USADescription: Kenneth A. Free Jr. is an actor, known for The Ultimate Gift (2006).
Tonya ShufflerBirth date: 22 March 1964, Homestead, Florida, USADescription: Tonya Shuffler is an actress and producer, known for The Ultimate Gift (2006), Alex (2005) and The Art of Making Love (2009).
Roger W. DurrettBirth date: 22 March 1964, Homestead, Florida, USADescription: Roger W. Durrett is an actor, known for Patch Adams (1998), The Ultimate Gift (2006) and Killing Kennedy (2013).
David TempleBirth date: 22 March 1964, Homestead, Florida, USADescription: David Temple is a director and actor, known for The Last Passport (2009), Poke the Sleeping Bear (2008) and Chasing Grace (2015).
Eric GillilandBirth date: 22 March 1964, Homestead, Florida, USADescription: Eric Gilliland is probably best known for bringing the hit TV series "Roseanne" to American audiences for many years. Most recently, he directed and co-wrote the much-lauded NBC TV pilot "Downwardly Mobile," which managed to reunite Roseanne Barr and John Goodman in the starring roles. Despite much industry buzz, the pilot was not picked up by NBC for it's 2012 TV schedule as a series. But the pilot DID inspire a new series by it's supporting cast (Jason Antoon, Mary Birdsong, Greg Cromer, Romy Rosemont and Tricia O'Kelley), called "Bitter Party of Five." Gilliland receives a "special thanks" in the show's credits and is rumored to be a future guest on the list. Eric hails from the Chicago area, and much of his humor features a healthy portion of mid-western "meat and potatoes" sensibility. He is an expert whistler, and is also a passionate soup enthusiast. Gilliland is also a professor in NYU's dramatic writing department where he teaches a course in TV story analysis. In theater, he has collaborated with Raising Hope's Martha Plimpton and Reno 911's Mary Birdsong on both actresses solo shows.
Brian DennehyBirth date: 9 July 1938, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USADescription: Imposing, barrel-chested and now silver-haired Brian Dennehy is a prolific US actor, well respected on both screen and stage for the best part of 25 years. He was born in July 1938 in Bridgeport, CT, and attended Columbia University in New York City on a football scholarship. He majored in history, before moving on to Yale to study dramatic arts. He first appeared in minor screen roles in such fare as Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977), Semi-Tough (1977) and Foul Play (1978) and proved popular with casting directors, leading to regular work. However, he really got himself noticed by movie audiences in the box-office hit First Blood (1982) as the bigoted sheriff determined to run Vietnam veteran "John Rambo" (played by Sylvester Stallone) out of his town. Dennehy quickly escalated to stronger supporting or co-starring roles in films including the Cold War thriller Gorky Park (1983), as a benevolent alien in Cocoon (1985), a corrupt sheriff in the western Silverado (1985), a tough but smart cop in F/X (1986) and a cop-turned-writer alongside hit man James Woods in Best Seller (1987). In 1987, Dennehy turned in one of his finest performances as cancer-ridden architect "Stourley Kracklite" in Peter Greenaway's superb The Belly of an Architect (1987), for which he won the Best Actor Award at the 1987 Chicago Film Festival. More strong performances followed. He reprised prior roles for Cocoon: The Return (1988) and F/X2 (1991), and turned in gripping performances in three made-for-TV films: a sadistic small-town bully who gets his grisly comeuppance in In Broad Daylight (1991), real-life serial killer John Wayne Gacy in the chilling To Catch a Killer (1992) and a corrupt union boss in Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story (1992). In 1993, Dennehy appeared in the role of police "Sgt. Jack Reed" in the telemovie Jack Reed: Badge of Honor (1993), and reprised the role in four sequels, which saw him for the first time become involved in co-producing, directing and writing screen productions! Demand for his services showed no signs of abating, and he has put in further memorable performances in Romeo + Juliet (1996), as bad-luck-ridden "Willy Loman" in Death of a Salesman (2000) (which earned him a Golden Globe Award), he popped up in the uneven Spike Lee film She Hate Me (2004) and appears in the remake Assault on Precinct 13 (2005). The multi-talented Dennehy has also had a rich theatrical career and has appeared both in the United States and internationally in dynamic stage productions including "Death of a Salesman" (for which he picked up the 1999 Best Actor Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award), "A Touch of the Poet", "Long Day's Journey into Night" (for which he picked up another Tony Award in 2003) and in Eugene O'Neill's heart-wrenching "The Iceman Cometh".
Michael RosanderBirth date: 9 July 1938, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USADescription: Michael Rosander was born in North Carolina to parents Ken & Terri on the March 10th 1982, he got married to Caitlyn Rosander on the 5th September 2008 and the two have a daughter Sydney who was born on the August 5th 2015. He also two brother Steven and Kenny Rosander. Michael is an American actor and writer best known for Adrenaline (2015), The Ultimate Gift (2006) and Bragg N East (2014). He also has a magical acting troupe called No Sleeves Magic.
Tim ParatiBirth date: 9 July 1938, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USADescription: Tim Parati has appeared in over 50 film and television roles and is best known for playing Winston in Joel Shumacher's "A Time To Kill", Andy in Eli Roth's "Cabin Fever" (2002), Caesar Rodney in HBO's "John Adams", Blaisdell in HBO's "From the Earth to the Moon" and in the recurring roles, Chief on Lifetime's "Army Wives", and Dr. Emmett Carson on AMC's "The Walking Dead".Born in Charlotte, NC, he grew up in an artistic family and was always encouraged to follow his dreams. Also an accomplished Scenic Designer/Artist, he has designed or worked on over 200 productions. He is very happily married to actress/director Kim Parati.
Dean KaneshiroBirth date: 9 July 1938, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USADescription: Dean Kaneshiro is an actor and writer, known for Rise of the Wahine (2014), The Ultimate Gift (2006) and Lemon Tree Billiards House (1996).
Tammy FontaineBirth date: 9 July 1938, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USADescription: Tammy Fontaine is an actress, known for The Ultimate Gift (2006), One Tree Hill (2003) and Surface (2005).
Tom ConderBirth date: 9 July 1938, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USADescription: Tom Conder is an actor, known for The Secret Life of Bees (2008), The Ultimate Gift (2006) and Lovestruck Pancho (2011).
Mike PniewskiBirth date: 20 April 1961, Los Angeles, California, USADescription: Mike Pniewski was born on April 20, 1961 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Michael A. Pniewski. He is an actor, known for Shots Fired (2017), Madam Secretary (2014) and Blue Bloods (2010). He is married to Jaye Jackson-Pniewski. They have three children.
Elisha T. MinterBirth date: 20 April 1961, Los Angeles, California, USADescription: Elisha T. Minter is an actor, known for The Ultimate Gift (2006).
Victor LeeBirth date: 20 April 1961, Los Angeles, California, USADescription: Victor Lee is an actor and assistant director, known for The Ultimate Gift (2006), 2 Guys (2004) and The Gunrunner Billy Kane (2016).
Brian F. DurkinBirth date: 17 May 1976, Charlotte, North Carolina, USADescription: Brian F. Durkin was born on May 17, 1976 in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. He is an actor, known for Brockmire (2017), Term Life (2016) and The Internship (2013).
Rose BiancoBirth date: 17 May 1976, Charlotte, North Carolina, USADescription: Rose Bianco is an actress, known for Being Mary Jane (2013), Contraband (2012) and Devious Maids (2013).
Michael FraguadaBirth date: 17 May 1976, Charlotte, North Carolina, USADescription: Michael Fraguada is known for his work on Masterminds (2016), The Ultimate Gift (2006) and The Remaining (2014).
Carla RodriguezBirth date: 17 May 1976, Charlotte, North Carolina, USADescription: Carla Rodriguez is an actress, known for The Ultimate Gift (2006), Spotlight (2010) and Vale todo (2002).
Benjamin ParraBirth date: 17 May 1976, Charlotte, North Carolina, USADescription: Benjamin Parra is an actor, known for The Ultimate Gift (2006).
John Larrinson LondonoBirth date: 17 May 1976, Charlotte, North Carolina, USADescription: John Larrinson Londono is an actor, known for The Ultimate Gift (2006).
Jim StovallBirth date: 17 May 1976, Charlotte, North Carolina, USADescription: Jim Stovall is an actor and writer, known for The Ultimate Gift (2006), The Ultimate Life (2013) and The Lamp (2011).
Thom McKinneyBirth date: 17 May 1976, Charlotte, North Carolina, USADescription: Thom McKinney is an actor, known for The Ultimate Gift (2006), Walk Through the Valley (2015) and Door to Door (2013).
Rick EldridgeBirth date: 17 May 1976, Charlotte, North Carolina, USADescription: CEO-Producer of ReelWorks Studios a multifaceted film/video post-production company in Charlotte, NC; Rick has over 30 years in the entertainment business as a musician, producer, director and entrepreneur. He has been involved in every facet of creative development and production management in the entertainment industry. His resume is a road map to an extraordinary career that includes the best and most respected names in the industry: Universal, Disney, Sony, Fox and ESPN, to name a few.Eldridge is a graduate of Brevard College in Music / performing arts with advanced studies in theory / composition at UNCC and digital recording at Full Sail School of Recording Arts. He serves on several charitable, civic, and college/university boards.
Pat McCroryBirth date: 17 October 1956, Ohio, USADescription: Pat McCrory was born on October 17, 1956 in Ohio, USA as Patrick Lloyd McCrory. He is an actor, known for Sprawling from Grace (2008), The Ultimate Gift (2006) and Fox News Sunday (1996). He has been married to Ann Gordon since December 16, 1988.
Directors of "The Ultimate Gift"
Michael O. SajbelDescription: It looks like we don't have any Biography for Michael O. Sajbel yet.
Creators of "The Ultimate Gift"
Cheryl McKayDescription: Cheryl McKay has been professionally writing since 1997. Cheryl wrote the screenplay for The Ultimate Gift, based on Jim Stovall's novel. The Ultim...
Jim StovallDescription: Jim Stovall is an actor and writer, known for The Ultimate Gift (2006), The Ultimate Life (2013) and The Lamp (2011).