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A Family Thing (1996)

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Release Date
 USA: Mar 29, 1996
DVD Release Date
 R1: May 8, 2001

MPAA Rating
Rated PG-13 for some strong language, brief violence and a childbirth scene.

Running Time
1 hour, 49 minutes

Country USA

Studio T.Black & R. Haines - Butchers Run Fil, United Artists

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• A Family Thing



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Genre: Drama, Society

Plot: When a white Arkansas mechanic learns his mother was a black woman, and that he has a black half-brother, he travels to Chicago to discover more about his true family. At first taken aback by the news, the man and his newly-discovered sibling slowly open up to each other with the help of their wise, blind aunt. The script was co-written by Billy Bob Thornton, prior to his success with SLING BLADE.

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 Directed by
Richard Pearce
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 Written by
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Michael Beach
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 Music By
Charles Gross
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