|At First Sight
Release date: 15 January 1999
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Val Kilmer ------------ Virgil
Mira Sorvino ---------- Amy Benic
Kelly McGillis --------- Jennie Adamson
Steven Weber --------- Duncan Allanbrook
Bruce Davison -------- Dr. Charles Aaron
Nathan Lane ---------- Phil Webster
Ken Howard ---------- Virgil’s Father
Directed by ----------- Irwin Winkler
Produced by ---------- Irwin Winkler, Rob Cowan
Co-producer ---------- Roger Paradiso
Music by -------------- Mark Isham
Lyrics by -------------- Alan and Marilyn Bergman
Performed by --------- Diana Krall
Music Supervisor ----- Stephan R. Goldman
Costume designer ---- John Dunn
Film editor ------------- Julie Monroe
Productioin ------------ Jane Musky
Director of photography -- John Seale
Screenplay ----------------- Steve Levitt
Based on the story “To See and Not See” by Oliver Sacks, M.D.
MPAA: Rated PG-13 for scenes involving sexuality and nudity, and for
brief strong language.
In "At First Sight", experimental surgery gives vision to the previously
blind Virgil Anderson (Val Kilmer). The results are not what he and his
loved one (Mira Sorvino) expected. Jenny (Kelly McGillis) is Virgil's older
Based on a true story.
Based on the Book "An Anthropologist on Mars" by Oliver Sacks, M.D.
30 Apr - I have to say I really loved this movie.
Val Kilmer and Mira Sorvino had me captivated right from the start.
This is my kind of movie. When a movie can move you to tears, then
that's when you know the acting is good. It makes us all grateful
for what we have. That precious gift of sight. And how we all take
it for granted. I think some of us can relate to Kilmers character
in that we shouldn't change ones self if we are already happy in being
who we are. In this case he was happier being blind.
After all that's all he knew.
6 Apr - I think Val Kilmer's acting skill is very
entertaining -- he must have had a ball in "saint" ---
terrific. Just as terrific was the portrait of the cocky but gently vulnerable
(which is always a winner) fbi agent in "thenderheart". His portrayal of
jim morrison was so believable that i founded absolutely irritating
-- go straight already !! I was given 3 of his movies and i
am pretty stuck on the entertainment. CONGRATULATIONS VAL ..
When will you present your talent on or "off - broadway"
--- I love the train ride to NYC and delight in taking in as many
plays as my schedule permits -- look forward to your live performance
31 Jan - I saw "At First Sight" this past Friday
with my fiance. Both of us were touched beyond words by the incredible
story and acting. The movie brought tears to BOTH of our eyes. I truly
was moved to re-evaluate my life and how I go through it. I am an extremely
sensitive person, an artist, a writer, and I love nature; so, I felt connected
to Val's character and how he was able to find the true beauty in all things,
the beauty within. I cannot wait to see it again, and I have decided to
make it the subject of a report I have to do for my mass communications
class in college. EVERYONE can learn a great deal about life and love by
"seeing" this movie!!! -- Kimmy
27 Jan - I loved At First Sight! It wasn't one
of those "glamorized" movies. It was all very real. Val Kilmer and Mira
Sorvino looked so good together in this movie. Of course, Val always looks
good. Wow, he is a wonderful actor, if I didn't know better, I'd think
he really was blind!
24 Jan - My husband and I went to see At first
Sight last night. My heart was truly touched. We are parents of a 7 year
blind daughter. She is the joy of our lives. We feel so blessed to have
her in our family. The movie stirred some very deep emotions in myself.
Thanks for the story! It is so nice to see true to life stories. We walked
away being thankful for daughter and her unbelievable way of helping us
SEE! Thanks again. -- Alex
18 Jan - Val Kilmer and Mira Sorvino really brought
the movie alive and into my heart. I think it's one that reaches many souls
and tells us a real life lesson about "Seeing is surely not believing".
It's with our minds, our hearts, ourselves that bring us together and bring
the best out of each and every one of us. This movie was absolutely one
of the best. I hope it gets nominated at least for 1999s Academy Awards.
To me, if a movie touches my heart and reaches the depth of my soul and
gets me to cry, it sure makes me think twice as hard about life.
17 Jan - Today I saw At First Sight. I loved it!
I love Val Kilmer so much, and the movie was so touching. I'm going to
tell everyone right now to see it. See it in the movie theater because
then you'll get to see him looking very sexy close up. Now stop reading
and see the movie!!!
16 Jan - My mother and I saw the movie today and
we loved it!!!! My mom especially felt the love and tenderness of the acting
by two great actors. She says she felt young again and fell in love all
over again with my dad. I enjoyed it too. Great movie, and we hope we see
more of Val and Mira together!!! Touched our Hearts!!!
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