A Family Thing

Starring: Robert Duvall & James Earl Jones Director: Richard Pearce  Rated: PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned for Children Under 13
Rating 4.8
28 ratings
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 49 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1996
  • Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Mono - Spanish
    • Dolby Digital Stereo - English
    • Dolby Digital Stereo - French
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer

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Executive Production by

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 04/12/1996
"...Earnest....A charming thing."
Variety - 03/25/1996
"...Engaging and affecting....Duvall is solid as ever..."
Los Angeles Times - 03/29/1996
"...A FAMILY THING tells a tale of risk and daring that is as engrossing as anything Indiana Jones might encounter..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 03/29/1996
"...It's a superior entertainment, warm-hearted and touching, and with some nice shadings in the performances..."

Product Description:

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.

Plot Keywords:

Family Interaction | Race Relations | Self-Discovery | Social Issues

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Product Info:

  • UPC: 027616860989
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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