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Daddy and Them (2001)

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Dark comedy where a married couple comes to the aid of a jailed uncle.

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Billy Bob Thornton
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Bob Thornton ... Claude Montgomery
Laura Dern ... Ruby Montgomery
Diane Ladd ... Jewel
Kelly Preston ... Rose
Andy Griffith ... O.T. Montgomery
Sandra Seacat ... Elbe Montgomery
John Prine ... Alvin Montgomery
Jeff Bailey Jeff Bailey ... J.C. Montgomery
Jim Varney ... Hazel Montgomery
Brenda Blethyn ... Julia Montgomery
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Daniel Steven DiVito Daniel Steven DiVito ... Max
Jamie Lee Curtis ... Elaine Bowen
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When an uncle is charged with murder, the event reverberates throughout a poor Arkansas family, including a struggling musician and his wife, her mother, her sister, and his father. Written by matt95

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2002 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Daddy & Them See more »

Filming Locations:

Kerr, Arkansas, USA See more »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Jim Varney was undergoing treatments for cancer, Billy Bob Thornton moved the schedule around, so Varney could film his scenes. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Ruby Montgomery: Some clouds comin' in. Maybe there's a storm comin'.
Claude Montgomery: Nah, them ain't storm clouds.
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Obviously, not a fan of the movie
15 July 2003 | by Bart-24See all my reviews

This was a bad movie, and that's not slang for "good"; it's a substitute word for terrible. It was in dire need of another writer on the script. After all the turmoil between BBT and Laura Dern, it now seems so autobiographical with held over dialog from Sling Blade.

Since it was shot in Little Rock there have been periodic stories about the failure to go into theatrical release. That was actually a decision of good taste on the part of the distributors.

Technically it was well done. Good photo's - good locations. Wonderful assembly of actors. And Jim Varney- approachable, friendly, a regular guy. What a shame his last appearance was in this thing.

With a state that is so paranoid about its image, Billy Bob has dumped a load of stereotype on his hometown, and it is hard to understand why. Nobody thinks these people are interesting in real life - so why does a movie about the bottom-of-the-septic tank types appeal to a movie maker? The only people who come out on top are the ones who don't pay any money to watch the movie.


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