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Uncle Frank (2020)

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In 1973, when Frank Bledsoe and his 18-year-old niece Beth take a road trip from Manhattan to Creekville, South Carolina, for the family patriarch's funeral, they're unexpectedly joined by Frank's lover, Walid.

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Alan Ball

Writer:

Alan Ball
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Bettany ... Frank
Sophia Lillis ... Beth
Peter Macdissi ... Wally
Steve Zahn ... Mike
Judy Greer ... Kitty
Margo Martindale ... Mammaw
Stephen Root ... Daddy Mac
Lois Smith ... Aunt Butch
Jane McNeill ... Neva
Caity Brewer ... Marcia
Hannah Black ... Janis
Michael Banks Repeta ... 11-Year-Old Bullet (as Banks Repeta)
Isabella Pambianchi Isabella Pambianchi ... 8-Year-Old Mae Ray
Burgess Jenkins ... Beau
Zach Strum ... Tee Dub

What Drew Paul Bettany and Sophia Lillis to 'Uncle Frank'

Stars Paul Bettany, Sophia Lillis, and director Alan Ball reveal the deeply personal reasons for making this drama set in the 1970s about the relationship between a Manhattanite and his teenaged niece and their consequential road trip down South to a family funeral.

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In 1973, when Frank Bledsoe and his 18-year-old niece Beth take a road trip from Manhattan to Creekville, South Carolina, for the family patriarch's funeral, they're unexpectedly joined by Frank's lover, Walid.

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexual references and drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

When Beth mentions that she had never really experienced anyone dying, and says that she is sad that she will never see Daddy Mac again, while they are in the car driving to Daddy Mac's funeral, she also says that there was a boy in school who died in a car accident. This is a reference to the car accident Alan Ball was in with his older sister driving when he was 13 years old, and she died right in front of him. Ball has been quoted as saying that this accident is why almost everything he writes has at least a reference to death, if not the overall theme. See more »

Goofs

When Beth and Wally are travelling in the convertible, the scenery in the shots from the front of the car does not match with the scenery in the shots from the sides of the car. It changes from fields to forest and back again. See more »

Quotes

Frank: See, once you get out of a town like Creekville, not only do you see how small your world was, you also see how much bigger it could become.
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Connections

References The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970) See more »

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Cool Jerk
Written by Donald Storball
Performed by The Capitols
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Completely Perfect
4 December 2020 | by michaelr-07217See all my reviews

It is an incredibly heartfelt and authentic film. The performances were perfect. The direction was lovely. It was thoroughly engaging. A film that should not be missed.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

25 November 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

North Carolina, USA See more »

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2.39 : 1
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