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A Family Thing

1995 - PG13 - 1:49
MGM/UA Home Video
Directed by Richard Pearce
Robert Duvall
James Earl Jones

Oscar winner Robert Duvall (1983, Best Actor, Tender Mercies) and James Earl Jones star in an uplifting film that touches the heart with remarkable characters, refreshing humor and infectious charm. Radiating with the unmistakable warmth of family love, poignant tale is a "pure joy to behold" (David Sheehan, KCBS). Duvall is Earl Pilcher, Jr., an Arkansas man who is about to discover the surprise of his life: the family he never knew he had. When he learns that he has an Afro-American half-brother living in Chicago, Earl heads north on a journey that will take him closer to home than he ever could have imagined. It won't be easy, though, since his brother (Jones), wants nothing to do with him. But with the help of their remarkable Aunt T (Irma P. Hall) and her simple wisdom, the men work through their long-held grudges and prejudices, gaining a greater understanding of each other...and themselves. "Fresh and thought-provoking" (Rex Reed, The New York Observer), this touching story is steeped in life-affirming insights and down-to-earth sincerity. Come join the family. You've never met anyone like them.

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