A Family Thing


1h 50m 1996

Brief Synopsis

Earl Pilcher, Jr., has lived his entire life in the same house in the same town in rural Arkansas. An ordinary man, he was raised in the Southern traditions of family and, now in his 60s, his world is settled and uncomplicated. But Earl is about to discover that the one person he knows the least abo

Film Details

Also Known As
Family Thing, Hemanos Bajo La Piel, Segrado De Familia
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Drama
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM )
Location
Earle, Arkansas, USA; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Marion, Arkansas, USA; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Rossville, Tennessee, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Synopsis

Earl Pilcher, Jr., has lived his entire life in the same house in the same town in rural Arkansas. An ordinary man, he was raised in the Southern traditions of family and, now in his 60s, his world is settled and uncomplicated. But Earl is about to discover that the one person he knows the least about is himself. Learning that his natural mother was actually a black woman, Earl embarks on a personal odyssey to find the half brother he never knew existed. Their first encounter is awkward and tense as each man is forced to confront his mistrust, anger and prejudice. But, embraced by the love and acceptance of a wily octogenarian, Aunt T., and guided by her innate wisdom, they begin to explore their pasts. Together Earl and Ray learn that, though their lives have been distanced by more than miles, the bonds of family are indestructible.

Crew

Jane Alderman

Casting

Gary Anderson

Original Music

Dana Armonda

Other

Jennifer L. Baron

Assistant Production Coordinator

Matt Barry

Casting Associate

Paul Bateman

Electrician

Gary N Baugh

Set Designer

Sam Bertone

Electrician

Ken Bichel

Soloist

Todd Black

Producer

Alphonse Blumenthal

Lighting Technician

Brandon Bobb

Production Assistant

Kiim Bodner

Assistant Production Accountant

Betsy Bottando

Location Manager

Gary Bourgeois

Rerecording

Fernando Briones

Grip

John Brudenell

Production Assistant

Aaron Bryson

Other

Curtin Burnett

Grip

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutting

Kenny Cabrera

Craft Service

Rob Carliner

Post-Production Supervisor

Bill Carrier

Photography

Bob Carrier

Rigging Gaffer

David J Chamerski

Assistant Property Master

David Conaghan

On-Set Dresser

Craig Conwell

Assistant Editor

Ashley Cook

Art Department Coordinator

Jeff Courtie

Foley Recordist

Steve Craig

Set Costumer

Wendy M Craig

Set Costumer

Ronald Crededio

Electrician

William D'ambra

Property Master

Frank D Dambra

Other

Gerrit Dangremond

Camera Operator

Chrissie Davis

Production Coordinator

Robert Dawson

Titles

Dennis De La Mata

Key Rigging Grip

Paul Demarte

Camera

Linda Descenna

Production Designer

Jo Doster

Casting

John Dunn

Sound Editor

Robert Duvall

Producer

Alan Easley

On-Set Dresser

Rob Eaton

Music

Tom Epperson

Screenplay

Julia Evershade

Adr Editor

James C. Feng

Other

Scott Ferguson

Associate Producer

Mitchell Forman

Soloist

John Robert Frazier

Grip

Chris Freres

Grip

John Friday

Rigging Gaffer

Linda Gacsko

Assistant Camera Operator

Thomas Gilbert

On-Set Dresser

Barry Gildea

Craft Service

Natalie Ensminger Gildea

Craft Service

Franklyn Gottbetter

Assistant Director

Charles Gross

Music

Randa Haines

Producer

Leslie Hamilton

Assistant Production Coordinator

Michael Hausman

Unit Production Manager

Michael Hausman

Executive Producer

Willo Hausman

Production Assistant

Mark Haynie

Production Assistant

Bill Hedenberg

Photography

W W Herenton

Special Thanks To

Donald Hild

Other

Steven Hiller

Assistant Camera Operator

Paul Holzborn

Foley Artist

Aiman Humaideh

Assistant Director

Craig Huston

Assistant Director

Charles Martin Inouye

Music Editor

Jerry Jackson

Transportation Coordinator

Jennifer Jobst

Costumes

Ada Johnson

Production Assistant

Doc Kane

Adr

Bob Kinney

Pilot

Rod Kiser

Special Effects Coordinator

Brian Koonin

Soloist

Robert Krzeminski

Electrician

Ross L Kulma

Other

Rick Lefevour

Stunt Coordinator

David A Leonard

Electrician

Jeff Levison

Consultant

M Michael Lewis

Key Grip

Thomas E. Lewis

Grip

Stacy Logan

Stunt Player

Robert Lucas

Other

Anthony J Lullo

Lighting

Henry Massey

Grip

Cyril H Matthys

Electrician

Mark E Matthys

Grip

Quentin Matthys

On-Set Dresser

Max Maxwell

Stunt Player

Bill Mcafee

Projectionist

Jeanne Mccarthy

Casting Associate

Ric Mcelvin

Set Decorator

Lee Mclemore

Grip

Linda Melazzo

Makeup

John Mikels

Other

Leslie Mikol

Production Assistant

Mike Milliken

Color Timer

Robert Montgomery

On-Set Dresser

Susan Montgomery

Production Accountant

James Moriana

Foley Artist

James Morioka

Assistant Sound Editor

Fred Murphy

Director Of Photography

Paul Murphy

Assistant Editor

Jim Nedza

Art Director

Gerald F Nichols

Production Assistant

Cynthia Oliphant

Production Assistant

Rosemary Orlando

Assistant Production Coordinator

Troy O Osman

Foreman

Tyler Osman

Construction Coordinator

Armand Paoletti

Transportation Coordinator

Jeena M Phelps

Assistant Sound Editor

Jolanta T Piwowarczyk

Accountant

Molly Proctor

Accountant

Steven Ramirez

Assistant Editor

Van Redin

Photography

Spencer H Register

On-Set Dresser

Rollin Riggs

Stand-In

Susan Riggs

Production Assistant

Linda R Rizzuto

Hair Stylist

John S Robertson

Dolly Grip

Manlio Rocchetti

Makeup

James F Roorda

Key Rigging Grip

Jim Rout

Special Thanks To

Bob Ryan

Boom Operator

Alison Sanford

Other

Walter E Scott

Grip

Brad Sherman

Rerecording

Larry Silver

Location Assistant

Linn Sitler

Special Thanks To

Eddie Bo Smith

Stunt Player

James Wearing Smith

Stand-In

Bob Stuart

Stunt Player

Larry Tankson

Stunt Player

Susan Thomas

Production Assistant

Vickie Thomas

Casting

Billy Bob Thornton

Screenplay

Joe I Tompkins

Costume Designer

Karen Turner

Other

John Vela

Other

Tommy Walker

Grip

Burt Warner

Set Production Assistant

Mark Warner

Editor

David Weather

On-Set Dresser

Brian Wildstein

Production Assistant

Mark Wilkens

Camera

Rich Wilkie

Stunt Player

Glenn Williams

Sound Recordist

Brad Wilson

Coproducer

Alonzo Woods

Assistant Production Coordinator

Frank Woodward

Caterer

Tracy Young

Script Supervisor

Paul Zydel

Adr

Film Details

Also Known As
Family Thing, Hemanos Bajo La Piel, Segrado De Familia
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Drama
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM )
Location
Earle, Arkansas, USA; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Marion, Arkansas, USA; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Rossville, Tennessee, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 1996 award for Best Supporting Actress (Irma P. Hall) from the Chicago Film Critics Association.

Released in United States Spring March 29, 1996

Released in United States on Video December 23, 1996

Completed shooting July 27, 1995.

Began shooting May 17, 1995.

Released in United States Spring March 29, 1996

Released in United States on Video December 23, 1996