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Uncle Frank (2020)

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In 1973, when Frank Bledsoe and his 18-year-old niece Beth take a road trip from Manhattan to Creekville, South Carolina, for the family patriarch's funeral, they're unexpectedly joined by Frank's lover, Walid.

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Alan Ball

Writer:

Alan Ball
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Bettany ... Frank
Sophia Lillis ... Beth
Peter Macdissi ... Wally
Steve Zahn ... Mike
Judy Greer ... Kitty
Margo Martindale ... Mammaw
Stephen Root ... Daddy Mac
Lois Smith ... Aunt Butch
Jane McNeill ... Neva
Caity Brewer ... Marcia
Hannah Black ... Janis
Michael Banks Repeta ... 11-Year-Old Bullet (as Banks Repeta)
Isabella Pambianchi Isabella Pambianchi ... 8-Year-Old Mae Ray
Burgess Jenkins ... Beau
Zach Strum ... Tee Dub

What Drew Paul Bettany and Sophia Lillis to 'Uncle Frank'

Stars Paul Bettany, Sophia Lillis, and director Alan Ball reveal the deeply personal reasons for making this drama set in the 1970s about the relationship between a Manhattanite and his teenaged niece and their consequential road trip down South to a family funeral.

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In 1973, when Frank Bledsoe and his 18-year-old niece Beth take a road trip from Manhattan to Creekville, South Carolina, for the family patriarch's funeral, they're unexpectedly joined by Frank's lover, Walid.

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexual references and drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Frank (Paul Bettany) and his history is partly based on Alan Ball's father. See more »

Goofs

Food Lion was referenced twice in Uncle Frank. The grocery store chain Food Lion did not come into being until 1983, and was not in existence 1973. See more »

Quotes

Frank: See, once you get out of a town like Creekville, not only do you see how small your world was, you also see how much bigger it could become.
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Cool Blue
Written and Performed by Paul Frederick
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Let's be Frank.
7 August 2020 | by jasongkgreenSee all my reviews

This is a film of love, partners, family and mostly self. A beautifully shot, thoughtful take on the challenges of traditional 70's thinking and the challenges of a gay life within a family.

A superbly acted film, tense and moving, warmed with love. It's not an easy watch, and shouldn't be. In saying that it has fun and warmth. Recommended.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

25 November 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Uncle Frank See more »

Filming Locations:

North Carolina, USA See more »

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2.39 : 1
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