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Chrystal (2004)

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Twenty years after the accident that claimed his son's life and permanently injured his wife, a man returns to his home in search of redemption.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Chrystal
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Joe
Kamron Ross Stacey ...
Toddler
David Rhodes ...
Young Man
Christopher Davidson ...
Football Player
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Shorty
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Gladys
Richard J. Mooney ...
Grandaddy
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Kalid
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Barry
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Miss Mabel
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Larry
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Hog
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Pa Da
Jamie James ...
Guitar Player
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Twenty years after the accident that claimed his son's life and permanently injured his wife, a man returns to his home in search of redemption.

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Life is hard. Love is simple.

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Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, nudity, drug content, violence and language

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Release Date:

16 January 2004 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$12,814 (USA) (8 April 2005)

Gross:

$80,701 (USA) (17 June 2005)
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1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Miss Mabel: So what brings you here, Chrystal?
Chrystal: I don't know.
Miss Mabel: Well, let's just take a look.
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Soundtracks

COO COO BIRD
Arranged and Performed by Clarence Ashley and Doc Watson
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Pretty Good flick...
11 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am not much of an "indy" film person, but really this didn't look or carry like an independent film. The production quality and the acting were on par or better than any studio release I have seen. It is good in the way that Saving Private Ryan was good. Ultimately it is a pretty depressing story, but a good story none-the-less.

Some of the dialog was down right hilarious which maybe seems misplaced in a dark story of this type but it actually worked to lighten the story overall. I really thought for the most part the acting was from good to great. There are a couple of classic scenes between Ray Mckimmon and Billy Bob Thorton that just steal the movie.

The scenery it's self is a big part of the story as well and some of the shots are just plain beautiful. No offense to the folks in Arkansas, but when you hear Arkansas you don't normally associate it with beauty, but it really is pretty.

So ya ultimately I thought it was a pretty good flick.


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