Daddy and Them

Synopsis: When an uncle is charged with murder, the event reverberates throughout a poor Arkansas family, including a struggling musician and his wife, her mother, her sister, and his father.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Billy Bob Thornton
Production: Industry Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
101 min

Come on!

Come here!

No! I'm gonna do it!

I swear I will!

Let me go!

Stop it!

Stop it!

- Stop it!

- I'm telling you!

- Give me that!

- Ow! Ow.

- Give it to... Ow!

- Drop it!

- You're gonna cut both of us!

- What do you care?

You said you was gonna

kill yourself anyway.

- Stop it. Ow!

- Give it to me!

Give me that glass of piece!

It's dangerous!

It's a piece of glass.

You said glass of piece.

- Well, give it to me. I don't care what I said.

- Ow!

Come on.

And get up.

- Quit actin' silly.

- Ow!

If I can cut that thing

right off your arm...

then I might have

a reason to live.

You're the one that told me

to get it covered up.

Talk to that dopehead

that done it.

He's the one that told me

it was artistic to do it that way...

pointy, not blocky.

Well, it's still a rose.

Crossed out name or not,

24 hours a day a rose.

And to top it off, you got that feather

or whatever down by your crotch.

I know it's just a cover-up job

that's hidin' your true feelings.

What if I had your brother's

name tattooed by my deal?

A sex reminder every time

you went to fool with me.

That's how I live every day

of my life, rain or shine.

Honey, a rose

is just a symbol...

that represents a flower

called a rose.

And you ought to be damn proud that I

covered her name up with a feather that way...

'cause I done it for you

out of love.


I stayed on your ass is the only reason

you fixed any of it.

And the only reason you got

that one that means "God"...

is to take my attention

off of her being all over you!

I didn't necessarily say it meant "God. "

That one guy in there said it meant "God. "

The other guy said it was a weed whacker

on a Communist flag or somethin'.

And they don't even

believe in God... orJesus.

Honey, I jus picked i off

a picure on he wall...

'cause i called ou

o me cosmic.

And you know I'd put your name

on me anytime, anywhere.

I don't want it!

You think I wanna be just like her?

Thanks, and no hanks.

Thanks, and no thanks! Thanks, and

no thanks! Thanks, and no thanks!

Communists don't believe

in God orJesus?


I heard they're short

on toilet paper too.

How do you know that?

That guy I used to work with,

the one I told you about...

till this tractor run over him

and killed him?


He told me.

I'll be dogged.

I didn' know abou ha.

Come on, baby.

Let's go in the house.


Hey, look.

Does my belly look flat

as it did yesterday?

- Of course it does.

- Are you sure? Because it feels bloated.

Sugar, it's not.

Come on.

You'll have to promise me

that you won't leave me if I get fat.

Hand me them candy corn,

will you, sugar?

- Sure, baby.

- Thank you, baby.

Honey, it ain't that I don't

wanna go see your mama.

It's that we can't afford to go to

Nashville and back. I done told you that.

I akes gas money

o go places.

You don't wanna go see my mama 'cause

you hate her. I bet if Rose wanted...

Oh, come on.

Don't start that sh*t with me again.

Well, what if I used to f*** your

brother? You wouldn't like that a bit.

I didn't used to f*** your sister.

She was my girlfriend.

- We didn't f***.

- You didn't f*** her?

Of course I f***ed her!

She's my girlfriend!

You know what I mean by that.

All your mama's gonna do is talk

about your damn old boyfriends.

- Here we go. Mm-hmm.

- How great they were.

I'm sick and tired of

hearin' them damn stories.

I've heard 'em a hundred times.

And they were idiots, every one of'em!

Oh, so I'm such a dumb-ass,

I went with idiots all the time?

- Hey, you said it, honey.

- You like to hurt my feelings, don't you?

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Billy Bob Thornton

Billy Bob Thornton (born August 4, 1955) is an American actor, filmmaker, singer, songwriter, and musician. Thornton had his first break when he co-wrote and starred in the 1992 thriller One False Move, and received international attention after writing, directing, and starring in the independent drama film Sling Blade (1996), for which he won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. He appeared in several major film roles in the 1990s following Sling Blade, including Oliver Stone's neo-noir U Turn (1997), political drama Primary Colors (1998), science fiction disaster film Armageddon (1998), the highest-grossing film of that year, and the crime drama A Simple Plan (1998), which earned him his third Oscar nomination. In the 2000s, Thornton achieved further success in starring dramas Monster's Ball (2001), The Man Who Wasn't There (2001), and Friday Night Lights (2004); comedies Bandits (2001), Intolerable Cruelty (2003), and Bad Santa (2003); and action films Eagle Eye (2008) and Faster (2010). In 2014, Thornton starred as Lorne Malvo in the first season of the anthology series Fargo, earning a nomination for the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie at the Emmy Awards and won Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Film at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards. In 2016, he starred in an Amazon original series, Goliath, which earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama. Thornton has been vocal about his distaste for celebrity culture, choosing to keep his life out of the public eye. However, the attention of the media has proven unavoidable in certain cases, his marriage to Angelina Jolie being a notable example. Thornton has written a variety of films, usually set in the Southern United States and mainly co-written with Tom Epperson, including A Family Thing (1996) and The Gift (2000). After Sling Blade, he directed several other films, including Daddy and Them (2001), All the Pretty Horses (2000), and Jayne Mansfield's Car (2012). Thornton has received the President's Award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, a Special Achievement Award from the National Board of Review, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He has also been nominated for an Emmy Award, four Golden Globes, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. In addition to film work, Thornton began a career as a singer-songwriter. He has released four solo albums and is the vocalist of the blues rock band The Boxmasters. more…

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