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Jayne Mansfield's Car (2012)

R | | Drama | 20 August 2013 (USA)
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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?

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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 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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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

Mariska Hargitay (the daughter of Jayne Mansfield) who was in the backseat when the crash killed her mother, said that she found the name of this movie "horrible", and wished they had asked her permission to use this title beforehand. See more »

Goofs

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

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Skip Caldwell: I just want to fly up there - in the quiet and still. I was a navy pilot. How 'bout that? It wasn't quiet and still though. It was loud and crazy and scary. But you went up every time you were supposed to. Did what you were supposed to do. And I went up with three minds. One mind was always thinking, "One way or the other, I'm gonna get back. I'm gonna make it back." And then another mind was always thinking, "This is probably gonna be the last day of my life." And then your third mind was ...
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Red The Sign Post
Music by Ted Roswicky and David Blossom
Performed by Fifty Foot Hose
By arrangement with Cork Marcheschi, Hose Music (ASCAP)
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It's an "actors movie"
29 October 2012 | by debniakSee all my reviews

Terrible script, awful directing, excruciatingly sloooowwww and has nothing to offer but pain, misery, awkwardness, suffering and stupidity.

The editor should be banned from the business and Billy Bob... please, stop... just stop. Stick to acting.

I call this an actors movie because it's all about actors trying to impress other actors. They obviously didn't make it for entertainment value. It wasn't made for the movie-going public. Its sole purpose is to be an Oscar vehicle for B.B. Thornton.

Sorry Billy Bob.... I'm not a voting member of the Academy. If I were, I would have to give you a thumbs down for blatant pandering to your professional colleagues while ignoring the ticket-buying public.


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