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The Family That Preys (2008)

PG-13 | | Drama | 12 September 2008 (USA)
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Two families from different walks of life learn to work together.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Robin (as Kaira Whitehead)
Construction Foreman
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Alice Pratt, a hard working Christian woman, raised her two daughters while managing a simple diner of her own. Her snobbish and arrogant daughter Andrea graduated in Economic Science and works in a construction corporation while her sister Pam stayed with Alice and worked in the diner. Andrea is married to construction worker Chris, who works in the same corporation as his wife but dreams of starting up his own business. However she is being unfaithful to him - with their boss William Cartwright. William is the son of Alice's best friend, the wealthy Charlotte Cartwright. While Alice travels with Charlotte on a road trip, the ambition and infidelity of William triggers a series of events that will affect relationships in both families. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material, sexual references and brief violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 September 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys  »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,381,218, 14 September 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$37,019,849, 17 October 2008
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In the scene where William breaks up with Andrea, it switches between two different camera shots as they are speaking. In one camera shot, Andrea's hands are on William's shoulders, and in the other, they are not. See more »


Charlotte Cartwright: William, meet Ms. Abigail Dexter. She thinks she can take this company global.
William Cartwright: I thought you were considering me for that position.
Charlotte Cartwright: Why on Earth would you think that?
William Cartwright: Because I'm your son.
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Written by Jermaine Dupri, Ne-Yo (as Shaffer Smith) & Eric M. Stamile
Performed by Janet Jackson
Published by EMI April Music (ASCAP), Universal Music - Z Tunes Llc. on behalf ot itself and Pen in the Ground Publ. (ASCAP) & Basketcase Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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Tyler Perry Is Lame...Period
17 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

I still to this very day do not understand why people continue to give Tyler Perry a free ride. His "body of work" sucks!! Let's see...I'll play a big fat, loud, obnoxious, uneducated, overbearing, stereotypical Black woman. And because Tyler does it, it's okay. But God forbid if a white director/screenwriter did it, he'd be IMMEDIATELY skewered. What else...oh yeah...House of Payne?!?!? Really?!?!? Could there be a sh*ttier show??? I am so sick of my brethren (yes...I'm Black) b**ching about why "we" all don't back Tyler.

I don't care if you're Asian, Black, White, Indian (dot and feather), or whatever. If your stuff stinks, it stinks!!! Period.

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