A Family Thing 1996

A Family Thing

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Following the death of the white woman he thought was his mother, a shocked Earl Pilcher Jr. (Robert Duvall) learns he is half black. Shaken to the core by this revelation of decades of lies, an impassioned Pilcher travels to Chicago to find his biological family and meets Roy Murdock (James Earl Jones), his half-brother. Unfortunately, Murdock refuses to accept the aging Southerner. Desperate for a connection, the grieving Pilcher struggles to convince Murdock to open his mind.

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  • 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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