A Family Thing (1996)

Earl Pilcher Jr., runs an equipment rental outfit in Arkansas, lives with his wife and kids and parents, and rarely takes off his gimme cap. His mother dies, leaving a letter explaining he's not her natural son, but the son of a Black woman who died in childbirth; plus, he has a half brother Ray, in Chicago, she wants him to visit. Earl makes the trip, initially receiving a cold welcome from Ray and Ray's son, Virgil. His birth mother's sister, Aunt T., an aged and blind matriarch, takes Earl in tow and insists that the family open up to him.

Directing:
  • Richard Pearce

Writing:
  • Billy Bob Thornton
  • Tom Epperson

Stars:
Release Date: 1996-03-29
metacritic icon 8.3/10
themoviedb icon 6.3/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 109
Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
Earl Pilcher Jr.
Irma P. Hall
Irma P. Hall
Aunt T.
Grace Zabriskie
Grace Zabrisk...
Ruby
David Keith
David Keith
Sonny
James Earl Jones
James Earl Jo...
Ray Murdock
Michael Beach
Michael Beach
Virgil
Regina Taylor
Regina Taylor
Ann
Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Sta...
Rocky Balboa (uncredited)
Jacqueline Williams
Jacqueline Wi...
Woman at Hospital
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