The Gift

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  • NR
  • 1988
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 6.7  (642)

The Gift is a supernatural thriller movie that was released in 1988. The movie was directed by Michael Pressman and starred Louis Gossett Jr., LeVar Burton, and Avery Brooks in lead roles. The Gift is a story about a psychic who helps the police solve a series of murders in a small Southern town. Louis Gossett Jr. plays the character of Donald Crease, who is a widower and psychic. He has the ability to see the last images that were imprinted on a dead person's mind. Crease uses these visions to help the police solve crimes. In the movie, Crease is summoned to a small Southern town by local police after a young girl goes missing. The town is gripped with fear as a series of murders of young girls has been happening in the area for quite some time.

LeVar Burton plays the character of Tommy Lee, a local detective who is skeptical about Crease's abilities. Tommy's skepticism soon turns to amazement as Crease offers invaluable insights that help to shed light on the mystery of the missing girl and the other murders.

Avery Brooks plays the character of Tanny Brown, a blind blues musician who is Crease's friend. Tanny provides Crease with a much-needed sounding board for his visions and advice on how best to approach the investigation.

As Crease delves deeper into the mystery, he starts to experience some unsettling visions that show him getting closer to the killer. Meanwhile, the killer is watching Crease - and the two of them engage in a dangerous game of cat and mouse.

The Gift is a movie that keeps you on the edge of your seat as the mystery unfolds. The suspenseful plot is well supported by the performances of the lead actors. Louis Gossett Jr. delivers a standout performance as the psychic who is also dealing with his own emotional baggage.

LeVar Burton's portrayal of Tommy Lee is excellent as he evolves from a skeptic to a believer. Avery Brooks adds depth to the movie with his portrayal of Tanny Brown, and his musical interludes add to the overall ambiance of the film.

The Gift is also notable for its depiction of small-town America in the South during the 1980s. The movie portrays the charming and peaceful exterior of small towns while also delving into their dark underbellies.

The cinematography in The Gift is excellent, especially during the dream sequences that are shot in a grainy, haunting style. The music used in the movie adds to the overall suspenseful atmosphere of the film.

Overall, The Gift is a well-crafted thriller that delivers on all accounts. The movie's gripping plot, strong performances, and excellent cinematography make it one of the best thrillers of the 1980s. It's a must-watch for fans of the genre as well as those who appreciate great storytelling.

The Gift is a 1988 animated movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7.

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    1 hr 33 min
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    6.7  (642)