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A Family Thing, 1996

A Family Thing
Directed by: Richard Pearce
Written by: Billy Bob Thornton
Language:  English
Country:  USA
Runtime:  109 min
MPAA Rating:  PG_13
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A Family Thing can be described as sentimental, sincere, and uplifting. The plot revolves around interracial relations, self discovery, and family life. The main genres are drama and comedy. In approach, A Family Thing is realistic. It is located in Arkansas and Chicago. It takes place in the 1990s. A Family Thing has received attention for being critically acclaimed and an award winner. Note that it involves mild violent content.

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Arkansas redneck (Robert Duvall) learns mother, half-brother (James Earl Jones) are black. more

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Language: English
Country: USA
Release date: 29 March 1996
Runtime: 109 min

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Robert Duvall Robert Duvall As Earl Pilcher Jr.
James Earl Jones James Earl Jones As Ray Murdock
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Los Angeles Times
Neither flashy nor dishonest, a wizard with restraint, Pearce has a gift for discovering the excitement in honest human behavior, and working from an acute script by Billy Bob Thornton and Tom Epperson, he's able to dramatize the story's essence...
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It's impossible to dismiss the attraction of such accomplished actors on the big screen, even with a fits-and-starts script.
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A truly touching film about the struggles of a man trying to find himself. When Earls mother dies, she leaves him a letter which details the fact that his father had raped one of their black servants---resulting in his birth. With the knowledge that...
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16.December.2010 |  by: Fluffymonkeyem
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Billy Bob Thornton wrote a wonderful "fish out of water" story that seems to be a flip of his "One False Move" where LA cops have to stay in a small Arkansas town. Duvall's character has to deal with a lot more then being in a big city though. Being...
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