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?

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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 thirty 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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Trivia

Dedicated to the memory of Rick Dial (Bucky). See more »

Goofs

They didn't have Leasure suits in 1969. They are referred to by Jimbo when he lectures Phillip about Donna. 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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Connections

Referenced in Evening Urgant: Dmitry Kharatyan/Ekaterina Skulkina (2013) See more »

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I Shot Him Down
Written by Lloyd Mortimer Owen & Spark Hatfield
Performed by The Yardley Buttons
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One of the best character studies in years
29 August 2013 | by jonederlandSee all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. The characters were fleshed out and I felt the pain and joy of each one. The attention to detail as far as representing 1969 gave me a flashback. I have always loved the leads, Robert Duvall, Kevin Bacon and Billy Bob Thornton, but I think this was an exceptional portrayal by each person. The Brits, John Hurt and his children were also played with such passion. The statement this movie made about war and marijuana use were not in your face, but makes you think and that is not a bad thing. The music was exceptionally well made. Set in a beautiful home and beautiful scenery did not hurt in any way!


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Country:

USA | Russia

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jayne Mansfield's Car See more »

Filming Locations:

Cedartown, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,320, 15 September 2013

Gross USA:

$14,836

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$79,178
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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