Jayne Mansfield's Car

Synopsis: A young man in the 1940s raises a family in Alabama after his wife leaves him for an Englishman and moves to England. When the wife dies, she leaves a request to be brought back to Alabama to be buried, and at that point the man hasn't seen her in nearly 30 years. The two families - her original family she abandoned and her English family - meet and make an attempt to adjust to each other, with uneven results.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Billy Bob Thornton
Production: Anchor Bay Films
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
122 min

We don't want

your f***ing war!

One, two, three, four,

we don't need your f***ing war!

- What do you think?

- What do you want to eat?

- Hell, I don't care.

- Let's get some salmon patties.

Well, sh*t.

- MAN:
When do we want it?


No more war! No more war!

- MAN:
When do we want it?

- Now!

- What do we want?

- Peace.

- When do we want it?

- Now.

- What do we want?

- Peace.

- When do we want it?

- Now.


You should be ashamed

of yourself, Caldwell.

- My cousin's over there now.

- Come on, come on.

We don't want your f***ing war.

- Hey, smile for the camera.

- One, two, three, four.

We don't want your f***ing war.

One, two, three, four.

We don't want your f***ing war.

Let's go.

I hear Tate Scott

might run for Sheriff

if Orville Allen retires.

Goddamn Tate Scott.

The whole damn bunch is Yankees

got nothing running through

their veins but Cincinnati blood

from Ohio. They're from Ohio.

You ought to have

to be from here

to run for office,

the way I see it.

Well, they've been here

some 40-odd years though, Jim.

I don't give a sh*t.

- Born and bred a Yankee.

- MAN:

- And plus...

- Yeah, yeah, bye.

...he got the grin of a queer.

Jim, there's a riot going on

down the street.

The police force has arrested

a bunch of hippies.

Your boy's the ringleader.


Would you do the same thing

if we were the Klan?

You think the Klan would let

a bunch of dopeheads

like y'all in?

Seriously, man.

That's not what I'm saying.

What in God's name's

going on here?

You, get up. Come on.

Get up. Get up here.

Come on.

Come on, come on, come on.

Come on. Come on.

What the hell do you think

you're doing?

Get up here.

God damn it.

You're making me look bad.

You un-American son of a b*tch,

you're making me look bad

- out there on the street.

- That's bullshit, Daddy.

No, it's not bullshit. Hey.


Well, that's real brave,

hitting me when I'm handcuffed.

Yeah? Well, I'll un-handcuff

you, you little bastard,

then I'll beat the living

dogshit out of you.

I'm tired of getting you bailed

out of all your monkey business.

Now you go to the jailhouse,

act like a human being

and apologize.

And I'll come post your bail and

I'll try to straighten it out,

if that's possible.

All right?

- You're a sad old man.

- Yeah? Oh.

- I'll bail myself out.

- All right.

You go your way

and I'll go mine.

Right. Then you go your way

right to the jail.

- Take him away.

- Come on, Carroll.

- Take him away.

- Let's go.

Go on, arrest his ass.


What's up, baby?

What's up?

Hey. Daddy feed you all right?

Daddy feed you?

Daddy feed you, huh?

Did Daddy feed you?

Come on. Come on.

What's the word, Jimbo?

Sh*t, I don't know.

Where's Daddy?

Sh*t, I don't know.

He took off in his truck.

He's been acting weird lately

like everybody else

in this f***ing family.


the salad dressing's mixed.

Oh, Skip, if you're gonna be

up all night,

you're gonna have to

cut down the radio.

I've been listening

to underground music.

Carroll got me

to doing it, yeah.

It's real different kind of


But the program don't start

till midnight,

so that's how come

I had to be listening so late.

Well, it don't sound

like it's underground.

It sounds like it's right

in the room with me.

Carroll says if you listen

to underground music,

it'll open your mind up.

That means just take LSD...

opening your mind.

Goddamn Carroll.

That's all this town needs...

a damn hippie peace march.

A bunch of filth lying around

the park in their own sh*t.

Carroll says we got no business

being in Vietnam.

He says it's in vain

or something.

That's easy for Carroll to say.

He ain't fighting

the little bastards.

Somebody's got to fight

the bastards.

You know, Carroll actually did

his fighting, Jimbo.

What's that supposed to mean?

Tell me, Skip.

Uncle Carroll says that he's

fighting for freedom and peace.

Shut up.

In a peaceful way.

Shut up.

Jimbo, come on, honey.

You ain't one to talk.

You're 50 years old,

still living at home,

driving up and down the road

in them sports cars

like a damn teenager.

You got no kind of life,

no kind of job,

chasing after any old wore-out

whore who will talk to you.

You're nearly 50

and you live here too, Dad.

I thought I told you to shut up.

Take it easy, honey.


At least I didn't turn out to be

some freak like you and him did.

Why don't you go live with him,

polish each other's medals...

while you're protesting

the damn war?

They say Tate Scott

might run for Sheriff.

If that damn Yankee gets in,

we're all screwed.

We'll be eating Cincinnati chili

full of cinnamon in it.

- How would you like that?

- A phone call, Mr. Caldwell.

Well, I'm eating my supper.

Tell them I'll call them back.

It's long-distance

from England.

- From where?

- England.



Uh-huh. England?


Mr. James Caldwell?

Yeah. Yeah, this is

Jim Caldwell.

This is Phillip Bedford,

Mr. Caldwell.


that was Phillip Bedford...

that son of a b*tch's son.


What the hell did he want?

Your mama's dead, son.

Died today of cancer.


Wants to be buried here

with her people,

so they're bringing her back.

Who's bringing her back?

That English bastard

and his kids.

Well, they can't come here.

They ain't welcome.

Well, I ain't happy

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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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