Daddy and Them


1h 41m 2001

Brief Synopsis

Welcome to America's Heartland, home of hurricanes, tornadoes, heat waves... and Claude and Ruby Montgomery. Never has a couple in these parts been as madly in love, nor as often at odds. When news reaches them that Claude's Uncle Hazel has been arrested for attempted murder, they head to the family

Film Details

Also Known As
Daddy & Them
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Location
Little Rock, Arkansas, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m

Synopsis

Welcome to America's Heartland, home of hurricanes, tornadoes, heat waves... and Claude and Ruby Montgomery. Never has a couple in these parts been as madly in love, nor as often at odds. When news reaches them that Claude's Uncle Hazel has been arrested for attempted murder, they head to the family homestead in Little Rock to lend their support. As the extended family reunites, it quickly becomes clear that, with this bunch, anything goes and everyone speaks their mind. It's a tasty mix of ambrosia salad, armed robbery, sex talk, head on collisions and a Macarena monkey...

Film Details

Also Known As
Daddy & Them
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Location
Little Rock, Arkansas, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m

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Michael Jeter, 1952-2003


Michael Jeter, the diminutive actor whose versatility in all mediums earned him numerous accolades and awards, was found dead on March 30 in his Hollywood Hills home. He was 50. The cause of death has not been determined, although in a 1997 interview for Entertainment Tonight Jeter did disclose he was HIV-positive.

Jeter was born on Aug. 26, 1952, in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. He began medical studies at Memphis State University, but soon discovered a love for the theater. After graduation, he pursued his career in earnest and moved to New York and worked as a law firm secretary until he found some stage work and his film debut in Milos Forman's adaptation of the musical Hair (1979).

Jeter spend the next decade landing mostly stage work and making occasional guest forays in popular television shows: Lou Grant, Night Court, and Designing Women, but his unique physical presence (a slight, 5'4" frame, premature balding, owlish features) made it difficult for him to land substantial parts. That all changed when Tommy Tune cast him in the Broadway hit Grand Hotel (1990) in the role of Otto Kringelin, a dying clerk enjoying a last fling in Berlin. Jeter's energetic performance earned him a Tony award and gave him a much higher profile to stake a claim in movies. The following year he made his strongest impression on film to date when he was cast in Terry Gilliam's (1991) delivering a moving performance as a homeless cabaret singer with AIDS.

He scored his biggest coup when he was cast the same year in the hit sitcom Evening Shade (1991-1994) as Herman Stiles, the wimpy assistant to Reynolds, who played a pro football player turned coach. He won an Emmy award in 1992 for that role and scored two more nominations by the end of the series run. Jeter would also get some good supporting parts in many films throughout the decade: Sister Act 2 (1993), a fun comic role as Whoopi Goldberg's sidekick Father Ignatius; Mouse Hunt (1997); The Green Mile (1999), his best film role as Eduard Delacroix, a condemned murderer who befriends a cellblock mouse; Jurassic Park III (2001); and Welcome to Collinwood (2002).

At the time of his death, Jeter was appearing on the classic PBS children's series Sesame Street as the lovable but bumbling Mr. Noodle; and had been filming Robert Zemekis' Christmas movie The Polar Express starring Tom Hanks. Production was halted on Monday in observance of Jeter's death. He is survived by his life partner, Sean Blue, his parents, Dr. William and Virginia Jeter; a brother, William; and four sisters, Virginia Anne Barham, Emily Jeter, Amanda Parsons and Laurie Wicker.

by Michael T. Toole
Michael Jeter, 1952-2003

Michael Jeter, 1952-2003

Michael Jeter, the diminutive actor whose versatility in all mediums earned him numerous accolades and awards, was found dead on March 30 in his Hollywood Hills home. He was 50. The cause of death has not been determined, although in a 1997 interview for Entertainment Tonight Jeter did disclose he was HIV-positive. Jeter was born on Aug. 26, 1952, in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. He began medical studies at Memphis State University, but soon discovered a love for the theater. After graduation, he pursued his career in earnest and moved to New York and worked as a law firm secretary until he found some stage work and his film debut in Milos Forman's adaptation of the musical Hair (1979). Jeter spend the next decade landing mostly stage work and making occasional guest forays in popular television shows: Lou Grant, Night Court, and Designing Women, but his unique physical presence (a slight, 5'4" frame, premature balding, owlish features) made it difficult for him to land substantial parts. That all changed when Tommy Tune cast him in the Broadway hit Grand Hotel (1990) in the role of Otto Kringelin, a dying clerk enjoying a last fling in Berlin. Jeter's energetic performance earned him a Tony award and gave him a much higher profile to stake a claim in movies. The following year he made his strongest impression on film to date when he was cast in Terry Gilliam's

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Released in United States 2001

Released in United States on Video January 13, 2004

Released in United States June 2001

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (World Greats) August 23 - September 3, 2001.

Shown at Nashville Independent Film Festival June 6-10, 2001.

Shown at Newport International Film Festival June 5-10, 2001.

Completed shooting October 2, 1998.

Began shooting August 17, 1998.

The Shooting Gallery went out of business June 25, 2001.

Released in United States 2001

Released in United States on Video January 13, 2004

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (World Greats) August 23 - September 3, 2001.)

Released in United States June 2001 (Shown at Nashville Independent Film Festival June 6-10, 2001.)

Released in United States June 2001 (Shown at Newport International Film Festival June 5-10, 2001.)