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A Family Thing (1996)

PG-13
109 min | Comedy, Drama

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 ...See moreEarl 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. Written by See less
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$3,020,662
Gross (US & Canada)
$10,125,417
Gross (World)
$10,125,417
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Release date
Mar 29, 1996 (United States)

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Robert Duvall
Earl Pilcher Jr. Earl Pilcher Jr.   See fewer
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James Earl Jones
Ray Murdock Ray Murdock   See fewer
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Michael Beach
Virgil Virgil   See fewer
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Irma P. Hall
Aunt T. Aunt T.   See fewer
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Mary Jackson
Carrie Carrie   See fewer
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James N. Harrell
Earl Pilcher Sr. (as James Harrell) Earl Pilcher Sr. (as James Harrell)   See fewer
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Ashleigh Jordan
Danielle Danielle   See fewer
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Sandra Quarterman
Young Aunt T. (as Saundra Quarterman) Young Aunt T. (as Saundra Quarterman)   See fewer
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Patrice Pitman Quinn
Willa Mae Willa Mae   See fewer
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Don James
Junior Turner Junior Turner   See fewer
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Jim Sanderson
Dr. Parks Dr. Parks   See fewer
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Karla Harscheid
Young Carrie Pilcher Young Carrie Pilcher   See fewer
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Marquis Ramone Colquitt
Little Raymond Little Raymond   See fewer
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Nathan Lee Lewis
Brother Conners Brother Conners   See fewer
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Katharine Mitchell
Woman in Apartment Woman in Apartment   See fewer
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Xander Berkeley
Sunburned Man Sunburned Man   See fewer
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Willo Hausman
Waitress Waitress   See fewer
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Richard Lexsee
Truckjacker Truckjacker   See fewer
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Ramsey Harris
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J. Antonio Moon
Truckjacker Truckjacker   See fewer
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Meg Thalken
Doctor Doctor   See fewer
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Jeri Boyle
Old Lady Old Lady   See fewer
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Tommy Bush
Old Man Old Man   See fewer
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Jacqueline Williams
Woman at Hospital Woman at Hospital   See fewer
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Wanda Christine
Woman at City Hall (as Wandachristine) Woman at City Hall (as Wandachristine)   See fewer
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Roy Hytower
Man at Gas Station Man at Gas Station   See fewer
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John Mikels
Policeman Policeman   See fewer
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Asa Harris
Woman Birthday Friend Woman Birthday Friend   See fewer
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Bernard Mixon
Birthday Husband Birthday Husband   See fewer
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Paulette McDaniels
Birthday Girl Birthday Girl   See fewer
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Phillip Edward Van Lear
Club Manager Club Manager   See fewer
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Antoine Roshell
Young Man in Car Young Man in Car   See fewer
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Greg Hollimon
Man #2 Man #2   See fewer
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Reginald C. Hayes
Virgil's Friend Virgil's Friend   See fewer
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Andrew Love
The Nightclub Band The Nightclub Band   See fewer
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Garry Goin
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Paul D. Wilson
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Ernie Adams
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Tony Brown
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Theodis Rodgers
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David Spencer
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Eddie Bo Smith Jr.
Green Mill Bouncer (uncredited) Green Mill Bouncer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sylvester Stallone
Rocky Balboa (archive footage) (uncredited) Rocky Balboa (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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7 / 10 | 3,036 votes