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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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Ray McKinnon

Writer:

Ray McKinnon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lisa Blount ... Chrystal
Billy Bob Thornton ... Joe
Kamron Ross Stacey Kamron Ross Stacey ... Toddler
David Rhodes David Rhodes ... Young Man
Christopher Davidson Christopher Davidson ... Football Player
Max Kasch ... Shorty
Grace Zabriskie ... Gladys
Richard J. Mooney Richard J. Mooney ... Grandaddy
Harry Lennix ... Kalid
Johnny Galecki ... Barry
Kathryn Howell ... Miss Mabel
Walton Goggins ... Larry
Colin Fickes ... Hog
Harry Dean Stanton ... Pa Da
Jamie James 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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Taglines:

Life is hard. Love is simple.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Кристал See more »

Filming Locations:

Eureka Springs, Arkansas, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,814, 10 April 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$80,701, 19 June 2005
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

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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COO COO BIRD
Arranged and Performed by Clarence Ashley and Doc Watson
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A film that will blow you away
11 April 2005 | by sarah-201See all my reviews

Chrystal is a movie that just won't leave you alone after you've seen it. It takes its time and burrows under your skin. Scenes take on a feeling of real time not 'reel time'. Directed by supremely talented Ray McKinnon, produced by McKinnon and Lisa Blount who completely possesses the title role, this film is a haunting look at what happens to people who will not and in fact, cannot put their overwhelming and powerful feelings into words. Someone once said, "There are rooms of experience that you and I will never enter." Well, that may be true in most cases, but McKinnon and his cast take you into one of these rooms and leave you there long enough so that you won't soon forget it. Balanced skillfully between moments that will make you twist and turn in your seat and moments of unexpected levity, this dark, Gothic Southern tale of loss leads to a strange kind of redemption. It will raise questions long after you leave the cinema. And how many movies these days do that? Don't miss it. It's a jewel.


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