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A Family Thing (1996)

PG-13 03/29/1996 (US) ComedyDrama 1h 49m

With family, everything is relative.


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.

  1. Richard Pearce


  2. Billy Bob Thornton


  3. Tom Epperson


Top Billed Cast

  1. Robert Duvall

    Robert Duvall

    Earl Pilcher Jr.

  2. James Earl Jones

    James Earl Jones

    Ray Murdock

  3. Michael Beach

    Michael Beach


  4. Irma P. Hall

    Irma P. Hall

    Aunt T.

  5. Grace Zabriskie

    Grace Zabriskie


  6. Regina Taylor

    Regina Taylor


  7. David Keith

    David Keith


  8. Jacqueline Williams

    Jacqueline Williams

    Woman at Hospital

  9. Sylvester Stallone

    Sylvester Stallone

    Rocky Balboa (uncredited)

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A Family Thing
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Original Language English

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