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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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Walton Goggins ... Tommy Christian
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

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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This was Jim Varney's last film. See more »

Quotes

O.T. Montgomery: Yeah, I got in a lot of trouble in France.
[chuckles]
O.T. Montgomery: That's where I did most of my fighting, military-wise. But I kicked up my heels a time to two. What, uh, what war did you lose your legs in?
Man in Wheelchair: I ain't old enough to be in no war, except the Gulf.
O.T. Montgomery: Oh, that wasn't no war. Just a bunch of missiles shootin'.
Man in Wheelchair: My ex-wife shot me in the back.
O.T. Montgomery: Didn't even shoot 'em by hand, they used computers. One old boy broadcast it on the news from up under a bed.
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Not OSCAR Worthy but....
17 July 2003 | by andydufresneSee all my reviews

I suspect that your ability to enjoy this movie may hinge on 2 things. Can you take a joke and have you ever lived in the South?

If you enjoy SIX FEET UNDER that will help. At times you think you have things figured out only to realize that you are watching a character's dream or fantasy.

If you have lived in the South you have met ALL these people. From Billy Bob who's wife, Laura Dern constantly reminds him of all the studs she bedded before him to her mother (in the film and in real life) Dianne Ladd constantly trying start an argument between them to the her sister (Kelly Preston) who has never really gotten Billy Bob's character out of her system to the "Out of towners", usually from UP NORTH who think they are SO much superior to the local folk. From the matriarch who is slowly slipping into senility and the patriarch who is Not dealing with that or anything else too well, to the "stud" brother who drinks too much (Jeff Baily) and goes through a lot of cars.

For those NOT raised in the South I can assure you these are REAL PEOPLE. I have known them all in one form or fashion.

ALL the acting is good. A very nice turn by a former Cowboys Cheerleader, Tamara Glynn, in the role of the paramedic, refered to in the move as the "ambulance driver". Also a Little Rock local (last seen advertising A/C and a Jr. College) does an admirable job as the brother who is said to be "screwing everything".

ANDY GRIFFITH- Outstanding character and you have not likely ever seen him like this.

TAKE NOTE of the scenery when Laura Dern and BBT are having the picnic. That is atop Petite Jean Mountain west of Little Rock and is some of the greatest scenery around.

I was still laughing after multiple viewings. IF you take this as a farce you can enjoy it. If you are looking for the deeper meaning as in SLINGBLADE you will be bored and disappointed.

FWIW I did not have anything to do with this movie and don't know any of the folks involved.


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