The Surprise Visit Movie

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Who's Involved:

Eric Roberts, Stephen Meier, Jacqi Vene, Rob Riordan, Dopestick’s Tricia Hawn, Serah Henesey, Nick Lyon

Release Date:

Friday, January 14, 2022 Limited

Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

When a young couple makes a surprise visit to Mom, they get an even bigger surprise themselves from an old family friend who plans to steal Mom’s valuable jewelry while she is out of town. But when the “easy peasy” robbery goes wrong, resulting in the accidental death of the daughter’s husband, it forces the two young drug addicts to make a difficult decision; to abandon ship, or do the unthinkable.

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A look at the The Surprise Visit behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Nick Lyon last directed On Fire.


Nick Lyon


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Production: What we know about The Surprise Visit?

Key Facts

  1. Says director Nick Lyon, “I love that THE SURPRISE VISIT is based on a true story that explores the themes of class difference and how desperation can make people do things that they might not otherwise do. The film is an American tragedy. I chose to tell THE SURPRISE VISIT in a gritty and realistic style that was complemented by deep and intense performances from the talented cast. Beyond the film’s thriller veneer, it delivers incredibly dramatic performances, that to this day still send chills through me. Working with the cast and small crew was an amazing experience. In a secluded Virginia setting, we were able to create a very intimate atmosphere that everyone embraced the fullest. I also love that we shot the film at the actual location where the inspiration for the story took place. That just added to the authenticity. It was a pleasure to have contributed to this film and is one I am very proud to have directed (12/11/2021).”
  2. Based on a story by Serah Henesey and Nathan Cowles.

Filming Timeline

  1. 2021 - December: The film was set to Completed  status.

The Surprise Visit Release Date: When was the film released?

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The Surprise Visit was a Limited release in 2022 on Friday, January 14, 2022. There were 15 other movies released on the same date, including Scream, Shattered and Belle.

As a Limited release, The Surprise Visit will only be shown in select movie theaters across major markets. Please check Fandango and Atom Tickets to see if the film is playing in your area.

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