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Jayne Mansfield's Car (2012)

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Alabama; 1969: The death of a clan's estranged wife and mother brings together two very different families. Do the scars of the past hide differences that will tear them apart, or expose truths that could lead to unexpected collisions?

Director:

Billy Bob Thornton
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Duvall ... Jim Caldwell
John Hurt ... Kingsley Bedford
Billy Bob Thornton ... Skip Caldwell
Kevin Bacon ... Carroll Caldwell
Robert Patrick ... Jimbo Caldwell
Ray Stevenson ... Phillip Bedford
Frances O'Connor ... Camilla Bedford
Katherine LaNasa ... Donna Baron
Marshall Allman ... Alan Caldwell
Shawnee Smith ... Vicky Caldwell
John Patrick Amedori ... Mickey Caldwell
Ron White ... Neal Baron
Irma P. Hall ... Dorothy Lambert
Carissa Capobianco ... April Baron
Karli Barnett ... Autumn Baron
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Storyline

A young man in the 1940s raises a family in Alabama after his wife leaves him for an Englishman and moves to England. When the wife dies, she leaves a request to be brought back to Alabama to be buried, and at that point the man hasn't seen her in nearly 30 years. The two families - her original family she abandoned and her English family - meet and make an attempt to adjust to each other, with uneven results. Written by alfiehitchie

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual content, nudity, drug use and some bloody images | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Russia

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Džeines Mensfild automobilis See more »

Filming Locations:

Cedartown, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,320, 15 September 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$14,376, 22 September 2013
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SDDS | Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Tippi Hedren's scenes ended up on the cutting room floor. However, the producers thanked her in the closing credits. See more »

Goofs

Alabama did not issue front license plates in 1969. The numbers shown are not correct for Alabama plates. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Mickey Caldwell: I saw this picture of some guys in 'Nam hanging out with some palm trees, with their shirts off and guns slung over their shoulders. Looked so fucking rock 'n roll. I want to do something cool, Daddy. I don't want to rot here. I'm 18. I don't need your permission.
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Soundtracks

I Shot Him Down
Written by Lloyd Mortimer Owen & Spark Hatfield
Performed by The Yardley Buttons
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Jayne Mansfield's Car
22 August 2013 | by bqviewSee all my reviews

I watched this movie with a group of regular movie goers. One person stood up and said, "If I had seen this in a theater, I would have stood up and booed"-- Two people fell asleep. Another said, this makes Ishtar look like a compelling masterpiece. The movie was painfully slow, with dreadful dialogue, shameful use of great talent, boring to the audience and a pity the director never made it to the set. Whatever was paid to the cast....next time could Billy Bob s spend less money on a dyed red wig and a few more on a script and director. The use of Jayne Mansfield's name in the title was a con to drag us in--thinking it would be clever and edgy. Beyond disappointing.


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