A Family Thing

1996

A Family Thing

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A middle-aged Southerner's world turns upside down after his mother's death when he learns that his real mother was the family's black maid and that he has a half-brother. After he finds his long-lost brother, most of the drama revolves around the difficult relationship between the two brothers.

Cast

Robert Duvall
as Earl Pilcher Jr.
James Earl Jones
as Ray Murdoch
Michael Beach
as Virgil Murdoch
Irma P. Hall
as Aunt T.
Saundra Quarterman
as Young Aunt T.
Don James
as Junior Turner
Jim Sanderson
as Dr. Parks
Karla Harscheid
as Young Carrie Pilcher
David Spenser
as The Nightclub Band
Nathan Lee Lewis
as Brother Conners
Katherine Mitchell
as Woman in Apartment
Xander Berkeley
as Sunburned Man
Willo Hausman
as Waitress
Richard Lexsee
as Truckjacker
Ramsey Harris
as Truckjacker
J. Antonio Moon
as Truckjacker
Jeri Boyle
as Old Lady
Tommy Bush
as Old Man
Jacqueline Williams
as Woman at Hospital
Wanda Christine
as Woman at City Hall
Roy Hytower
as Man at Gas Station
John Mikels
as Policemen
Asa Harris
as Woman Birthday Friend
Bernard Mixon
as Birthday Husband
Paulette McDaniels
as Birthday Girl
Antoine Roshell
as Young Man in Car
Greg Hollimon
as Man No. 2
Reggie Hayes
as Virgil's Friend
Andrew Love
as Nightclub Band Member
Garry Goin
as Nightclub Band Member
Paul D. Wilson
as Nightclub Band Member
Ernie S. Adams
as Nightclub Band Member
Tony Brown
as Nightclub Band Member
Theotis Rogers
as Nightclub Band Member
David Spencer
as Nightclub Band Member
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Critic Reviews for A Family Thing

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Audience Reviews for A Family Thing

  • Jan 16, 2008
    Imagine being a 60 year old white man. After your mother dies, she leaves you a letter telling you that your father raped the black servant and you are really her birth child. Robert Duvall and James Earl Jones were perfect in this!
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