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Daddy and Them (2001)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 2002 (Mexico)
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Dark comedy where a married couple comes to the aid of a jailed uncle.

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Billy Bob Thornton
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Bob Thornton ... Claude Montgomery
Laura Dern ... Ruby Montgomery
Diane Ladd ... Jewel
Kelly Preston ... Rose
Andy Griffith ... O.T. Montgomery
Sandra Seacat ... Elbe Montgomery
John Prine ... Alvin Montgomery
Jeff Bailey Jeff Bailey ... J.C. Montgomery
Jim Varney ... Hazel Montgomery
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When an uncle is charged with murder, the event reverberates throughout a poor Arkansas family, including a struggling musician and his wife, her mother, her sister, and his father. Written by matt95

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2002 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Daddy & Them See more »

Filming Locations:

Kerr, Arkansas, USA See more »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital | SDDS

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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When Jim Varney was undergoing treatments for cancer, Billy Bob Thornton moved the schedule around, so Varney could film his scenes. See more »

Quotes

Ruby Montgomery: What if I had your brother's name tattooed by my deal, a sex reminder every time you went to fool with me? That's how I live every day of my life, rain or shine.
Claude Montgomery: A rose is just a symbol that represents a flower called a rose. And you oughta be damned proud that I covered her name up with a feather that way, 'cause I done it for you. Out of love.
Ruby Montgomery: Bullshit! I stayed on your ass is the only reason you fixed any of it. And the only reason you got that one means *God* is to take my attention off *...
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Crazy, Hilarious, Poignant
2 August 2003 | by sswriter1See all my reviews

Finally saw this film via Showtime after years of waiting for a studio/theatrical or video/DVD release. It was worth the wait, although strange seeing BBT and LD as a couple long after they've both moved on to other people. I didn't realize there were so many big-name personalities involved in the project (e.g. Ben Affleck, Jamie Lee Curtis, etc.) The film, with its collection of quirky characters reminiscent of "Daddy's Dyin', Who's Got the Will?" left me with a thoroughly enjoyable experience. It's one of those films that mostly makes you laugh, maybe tear up a little, and in the end, think about what the message was. There are so many families like the Montgomerys - dysfunctional with few to nonexistent communication skills - and we see bits of ourselves and our own families in these characters. The main reason I wanted to see this film so badly is because I'm a John Prine fan, and although his lines were few, they were effective! And stick around for the closing credits to hear his song "In Spite of Ourselves," a duet with Iris Dement. Worth the wait!


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