Daddy & Them

Daddy & Them

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Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Jeff Bailey, Brenda Blethyn, Laura Dern

     
 

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Billy Bob Thornton wrote, directed, and starred in this serio-comic look at the trials (literally and figuratively) of an eccentric Arkansas family. Struggling musician Claude (Thornton) and his wife Ruby (Laura Dern) get the news that Claude's uncle Hazel (Jim Varney) has been accused of murder and is in jail awaiting trial. Claude and Ruby head for the Alabama town…  See more details below

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Billy Bob Thornton wrote, directed, and starred in this serio-comic look at the trials (literally and figuratively) of an eccentric Arkansas family. Struggling musician Claude (Thornton) and his wife Ruby (Laura Dern) get the news that Claude's uncle Hazel (Jim Varney) has been accused of murder and is in jail awaiting trial. Claude and Ruby head for the Alabama town where they grew up, and, before long, there's a friendly (and sometimes not-so-friendly) war of words among the factions of the family, including Claude's mother Jewel (Diane Ladd), father O.T. (Andy Griffith), and sister Rose (Kelly Preston). Daddy and Them's supporting cast includes Jamie Lee Curtis and Ben Affleck as a pair of married attorneys, Brenda Blethyn as Hazel's wife Julia, and Jeff Bailey, and John Prine as Claude's brothers. While Daddy and Them was shot in 1999 -- and would have been his first directorial effort after his breakthough hit Sling Blade -- the film stayed in the editing room for several years, and wasn't released until after his third feature, All The Pretty Horses.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/03/2011
UPC:
0096009758899
Original Release:
2001
Rating:
R
Source:
Miramax Echo Bridge
Time:
1:42:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jeff Bailey JC
Billy Bob Thornton Claude
Brenda Blethyn Julia
Laura Dern Ruby
Jim Varney Hazel
Diane Ladd Jewel
Daniel Steven Di Vito Max
Walton Goggins Tommy Christian
Andy Griffith OT
Tuesday Knight Billy
Sandra Seacat Elbe
Kelly Preston Rose
Jamie Lee Curtis Elaine Bowen
Ben Affleck Lawrence Bowen
Michael Jeter Actor
John Prine Alvin

Technical Credits
Billy Bob Thornton Director,Screenwriter
Barry Cole Musical Direction/Supervision
Christopher Covert Musical Direction/Supervision
Jonathan Gordon Executive Producer
Doug Hall Costumes/Costume Designer
Bruce Heller Co-producer
Clark Hunter Production Designer
J. Geyer Kosinski Producer
Barry Markowitz Cinematographer
Larry Meistrich Producer
Sally Menke Editor
Robert Salerno Producer
Emily Schweber Casting
Marty Stuart Score Composer
Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
Bob Weinstein Executive Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Daddy & Them
1. A Cover-Up Job [7:25]
2. Bologna [5:12]
3. Ride to Little Rock [5:28]
4. He Quit Rose [6:35]
5. Attempted Murder [6:26]
6. Marital Aid [8:49]
7. Everclear [7:38]
8. Family Troubles [7:30]
9. All Drunk [6:22]
10. The Truth [8:20]
11. Alvin's Advice [4:25]
12. I Love You [9:54]
13. Weird Dreams [3:30]
14. Tired Of Things [3:28]
15. Shootin' at a Steel Door [10:19]

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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an wonderful film.  The more you see it, the better it gets.  Billy Bob Thornton ins a great Writer, Actor and Director.  He put together a brilliant cast and has a gift for capturing  "Slice of life".
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is Billy Bob Thornton at his best. This is one of those movies that is good when you see it, but great when you see it again and again. It really sticks with you. It's a quotable movie, too. My guess is that you'll never forget the dancing monkey. Probably not a movie for someone who likes mind numbing, big budget flicks. Billy Bob is the Woody Allen on the south - love him!!!