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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Just Visiting is a 2001 comedy film, a remake of the French film Les Visiteurs, and a spin-off of Les Visiteurs and its sequel, Les Visiteurs 2. It stars Jean Reno, Christina Applegate, Christian Clavier, Malcolm McDowell, Tara Reid, and Bridgette Wilson. It is about a medieval knight and his serf who travel to 21st century Chicago, meeting the knight's descendant. Although the second film has a different storyline, it still is considered an official part of the series.

This was Hollywood Pictures' final production before it folded into the management of its sister company, Walt Disney Pictures/Touchstone Pictures (the label would be re-activated in 2006).

Backstory

The backstory takes place in 12th century England, and Lord Thibault was to marry the Princess Rosalind, daughter of the reigning King, who would thus be Henry II. Her mother was Eleanor of Aquitaine, and her brothers were Richard the Lionheart and John Lackland. At the wedding banquet, an enemy gives Thibault a potion which makes him hallucinate, and under its influence, he kills his own bride (rather than her father, as in the French version) believing she is a ferocious monster. While under sentence of death, he asks a wizard to give him a drug that will send him back to the moment before he killed Princess Rosalind. The incompetent wizard botches the spell, and instead, Thibault and his servant are sent into the twenty first century.




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