The Ultimate Gift

Synopsis: Jason thought his inheritance was going to be the gift of money and lots of it. Was he ever in for a big surprise. Based on the best-selling book "The Ultimate Gift" by Jim Stovall, the story sends trust fund baby Jason Stevens on an improbable journey of discovery, having to answer the ultimate question: "What is the relationship between wealth and happiness?" Jason had a very simple relationship with his impossibly wealthy Grandfather, Howard "Red" Stevens. He hated him. No heart-to-heart talks, no warm fuzzies, just cold hard cash. So of course he figured that when Red died, the whole "reading of the will" thing would be another simple cash transaction, that his Grandfather's money would allow him to continue living in the lifestyle to which he had become accustomed. But what Red left him was anything but simple. Red instead devised a plan for Jason to experience a crash course on life. Twelve tasks, which Red calls "gifts," each challenging Jason in an improbable way, the accumulat
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Director(s): Michael O. Sajbel
Production: Fox Faith
  3 wins.
 
IMDB:
7.4
Metacritic:
49
Rotten Tomatoes:
32%
PG
Year:
2006
114 min
$3,400,000
Website
363 Views

Let's go.

Jason.

How do you know

my name?

It's my business to know everyone

named in your grandfather's will.

Let's cut the b.s., 'cause

I know what he left me nothing.

Walk away you'll never know,

will you?

Jason?

So, what's in the box?

Your inheritance.

Have a seat.

Does the box or the seal appear to have been

tampered with in any way?

No.

Then therefore

witness this day

that I am

breaking the seal

affixed in my presence

by Red himself.

-Miss Hastings.

-Yes, sir.

-Are we on?

-Yes, we are.

Mmm. Well, then,

If you're watching this

I must be dead.

That's a strange concept.

How was my funeral?

Well attended?

I hope it rained.

Hamilton, Miss Hastings

I hope you're having

a better day than I am.

If you've just been

with my family, I doubt it.

Jason, I made a lot

Of mistakes with our family

but you're the one

I think I hurt the most.

The only way I can make it up to you

is to not give you anything.

I knew it.

What I mean by that is that

I'm not giving you anything just yet.

So sit back down there.

I've been thinking about this

for a long time.

How can I give you something and not have it

ruin you like your uncles and aunts?

Even some of their kids.

So I want to give you a gift

a series of gifts

leading up to, well

I wanna call it

the ultimate gift.

Now, you fail in anyway,

it's over.

You get nothing.

And everything you do

must be to Mr Hamilton's satisfaction.

You might wanna make friends with him

sooner than later.

This is a voice-activated

Conversay.

It allows two-way communication

between our office and you.

And you can also replay

Red's messages on it if you need to.

-Sir.

-Ah, good.

There's a flight to Houston

tomorrow at 7:
00 a. m.

As in morning, 7:00am?

Yes. That 7:
00 a. m.

-For what?

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Cheryl McKay

Cheryl McKay is an American author and screenwriter, from Los Angeles, California. McKay holds an M.A. in Screenwriting from Regent University in Virginia, and is a winner of the 2006/2007 Art Within Labs award.She wrote the screen adaptations of Jim Stovall's novel The Ultimate Gift and Sheila Walsh's children's book Gigi: God's Little Princess. McKay wrote Taylor's Wall and The Wild & Wacky Totally True Bible Stories series, narrated by Frank Peretti.McKay cowrote Never the Bride with Rene Gutteridge more…

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