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Daddy and Them -- Dark comedy where a married couple comes to the aid of a jailed uncle.


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2002 (Mexico) See more »
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Directed by
Billy Bob Thornton 
Writing credits
Billy Bob Thornton (written by)

Produced by
Jonathan Gordon .... executive producer
Bruce Heller .... co-producer
Geyer Kosinski .... producer
Larry Meistrich .... producer
Robert Salerno .... producer
Bob Weinstein .... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... executive producer
Original Music by
Larry Paxton 
Marty Stuart 
Kristin Wilkinson 
Cinematography by
Barry Markowitz 
Film Editing by
Sally Menke 
Casting by
Emily Schweber 
Production Design by
Clark Hunter 
Art Direction by
Max Biscoe 
Set Decoration by
Traci Kirshbaum 
Costume Design by
Doug Hall  (as Douglas Hall)
Makeup Department
Gloria Belz .... makeup artist
Kate Biscoe .... makeup artist
Patti Brand .... makeup artist
Lynne K. Eagan .... makeup department head (as Lynne Eagan)
Marsha Lewis .... hair department head
Gianna Sparacino .... hair stylist
Joani Yarbrough .... key hair stylist
Production Management
John A. Amicarella .... post-production supervisor
Natascha Tillmanns .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pamela Altieri-Paterra .... second second assistant director
Melissa V. Barnes .... second assistant director
James Alan Hensz .... first assistant director
Art Department
Joe Arnold .... assistant property master
Hector M. Gonzalez .... set dresser (as Héctor M. González)
Dwayne Grady .... property master
John Landrum .... on-set dresser
Charles Righetti .... leadman
Brian Walsh .... set dresser
Sound Department
David Acord .... utility sound
David Bach .... dialogue editor
Zane D. Bruce .... foley artist (as Zane Bruce)
Matt Colleran .... sound recordist
Sean England .... machine room operator
Paula Fairfield .... sound effects editor
Judee Flick .... supervising adr editor
Stephen Hunter Flick .... supervising sound editor
Claire Freeman .... dialogue editor
Alexandra Gonzales .... foley editor
Dana Gustafson .... supervising foley editor
William Jacobs .... sound effects editor
Ryan Juggler .... assistant sound editor
Tom Lalley .... sound re-recording engineer
Paul Ledford .... production sound mixer
Diane Linn .... adr recordist
Charles Maynes .... special sound designer
Jon Michaels .... assistant sound editor
Michael Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer
Frank A. Montaño .... sound re-recording mixer (as Frank Montano)
Stewart Nelsen .... dialogue editor
Timothy Pearson .... foley artist
Tim Rakoczy .... assistant sound editor
Brian Ruberg .... foley mixer
Joseph T. Sabella .... foley artist (as Joey Sabella)
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Knox White .... boom operator
Judy Benson .... stunt driver
Brent Burditt .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Gordon Ard .... electrician
Clint Buras .... best boy electric
Tom Cioccio .... camera loader
Harve Cook .... video assist operator
Edwin M. Figueroa .... dolly grip
Tom Grunke .... key grip
John R. Hernandez .... grip (as John Hernandez)
Jerry Holway .... steadicam operator (as Jerome F. Holway)
Lee McLemore .... grip
Paul Olinde .... electrician
Van Redin .... still photographer
Monty Rowan .... camera operator
Steven Search .... first assistant camera (as Steve Search)
Afshin Shahidi .... second assistant camera
Jason Taylor .... electrician
John Wagner .... chief lighting technician
Don W. Wegner .... best boy grip
Casting Department
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Sarah Tackett .... location casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marisa Aboitiz .... costume supervisor
Janet Ingram .... costumer (as Janet Stirner Ingram)
Ángela Núñez .... key set costumer
Lisa Parmet .... costumer
Susan Thomas .... costumer
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Cari Chanin .... post-production coordinator
Phyllis Housen .... assistant editor
Stephanie Johnson .... apprentice editor (as Stephanie V. Johnson)
Florrie Laurence .... post-production coordinator
Harry Muller .... color timer
Fred Raskin .... second assistant editor
Christy Richmond .... assistant editor
Joan Sobel .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Barry Cole .... music supervisor
Christopher Covert .... music supervisor
Tom Kramer .... music editor
Jay B. Richardson .... music editor
Transportation Department
Jon Bergholz .... transportation dispatcher
Drew Clarke .... driver
Russell Davis .... transportation captain (as William Russell Davis)
Mandy Fason .... driver: cast
Jeffrey Gowing .... transportation
Mitch Harbeson .... picture car coordinator
Jerry Jackson .... transportation coordinator
John McLaughlin .... driver
Billy Parker .... transportation co-captain
Other crew
Peter Budd .... production assistant
Leah Culton .... assistant production coordinator
Chris Gibson .... location assistant
Karen Golden .... script supervisor
David B. Haynes .... production assistant
Alan Jacques .... projectionist
John Brian King .... title designer (as Brian King)
W. Alex Korp .... key production assistant
Robert Lawrence .... stand-in: Mr. Thornton
Robert Lawrence .... stand-in: Mr. Thornton
Bernadette Lee .... production coordinator
Cara Leibovitz .... unit publicist
Jayme Lemons .... assistant: Laura Dern
Jonathan Manzo .... location manager
Morgan Miles .... production accountant (as Morgan M. Miles)
Sam Montiforte .... post-production accountant
Brandy Rhodes .... stand-in: Ms. Dern's
Suzanne Saettele .... assistant: Mr. Thornton
Donavan Suitt .... stand-in: John Prine
Spring Sutter .... assistant production accountant
Andrew Zolot .... production coordinator

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Also Known As:
"Daddy & Them" - USA (DVD box title)
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Rated R for strong language
101 min
Aspect Ratio:
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The original plan was to release this film to theaters but Miramax felt it was not "commercial" enough, so it debuted on cable TV.See more »


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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
This should have been a ten star film., 9 February 2007
Author: Kevin Stewart from Houston, TX

From the first time I caught a portion of this film on Showtime until I finally found a copy on DVD, I asked myself, "Why wasn't this released in the theaters?" I have rationalized that it was too real for the average Southern audience and conversely bizarre to a Northern group. Add the fact that Jim Varney was unable to complete the film, which I'm sure, created some last minute re-writes and the botch job the editors did in the cutting room and the answer becomes more obvious.

The movie had a superior cast and each thespian was spot on in the portrayal of their respective roles. From the obvious stars Billy Bob Thornton's portrayal of an alcoholic, troglodytic, narcissistic redneck and Andy Griffith's character whose nightmare plagued view of life was truly delightful to watch, to the unsung Walter Goggins spot-on Southern Homosexual; Tommy Christianson (Jim Varney's alleged victim) and the tandem of Jaimie Lee's and Affleck's portrayals of fish out of water Yankees, all the actors were well above Hollywood's standards.

The writing was as close as one can get to true to life redneck/white trash dialog. I use the terms redneck/white trash with personal pride having spent a good number of my life's years living in a trailer in Alabama. I have been surrounded by and endured these types with much fascination for quite some time and this movie was completely a slice of life. Well worth watching and should be a part of every Southerner's DVD collection.

Through all the madness that ensues in the film, the finale leaves one feeling warm and fuzzy, if you work for it. You can see the potential for change and growth in all walks of humanity. The poor struggle with the past but live in the now. They walk in the shadows of the educated but are far from being imbeciles. Obscene behavior shows ignorance not stupidity. Anyone that sees this film and cannot get past all the verbose behavior in the film will not grasp the underlying love that is being purveyed. The Character's total dysfunction disables them from rational thoughts and actions, however, they do care for one another honestly and carry exceptionally strong family bonds.

Now, for the most troubling aspect; the fatal flaw was the editing. The movie at first glance has some gaps and unexplainable situations that are baffling and distracting. Upon viewing the deleted scenes portion of the DVD the movie's intent and flow are re-established. This is still a very good film. Sadly, it could have been a great one.

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