Monster's Ball

Monster's Ball

Billy Bob Thornton
Director: Marc Forster Cast: Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
, Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
, Halle Berry
Halle Berry
Marc Forster

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Overview

Director Marc Forster, winner of Best Feature at Slamdance for his debut film Loungers (1996) and the "Someone to Watch" Independent Spirit Award for his indie drama Everything Put Together (2000), follows up those acclaimed projects with this intense, racially charged romance. Billy Bob Thornton stars as Georgia prison guard Hank Grotowski, a hard-drinking racist ex-cop whose father, Buck (Peter Boyle), is dying of emphysema and whose son, Sonny (Heath Ledger), works the execution detail at the prison's death row. When Sonny commits suicide, Hank is devastated and quits his job, spiraling into a deep depression until, one night, he comes to the aid of Leticia (Halle Berry), a beautiful African-American woman whose son, Tyrell (Coronji Calhoun), has been hit by a car. When Tyrell dies, Leticia and Hank find themselves to be unexpected soul mates linked together by tragic grief. It's not long before Hank discovers that Leticia is the widow of Lawrence Musgrove (Sean Combs), the man whose execution by electric chair he and his late son helped to orchestrate. Monster's Ball (2001) is based on a screenplay by actors Milo Addica and Will Rokos, who spent five years developing their script into a feature. Their title refers to the name of an English tradition requiring jailers to throw a party for a condemned man on the night before his death.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/04/2008
UPC: 0031398216742
Original Release: 2001
Rating: R
Source: Lions Gate
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:53:00
Sales rank: 16,980

Special Features

Audio commentary by director Marc Forster & Academy Award-Nominated Writers Milo Addica & Will Rocks; Music For the Film: Monster's Ball; Deleted scenes; Cast and director interviews; Behind the scenes with producer Lee Daniels; On the set; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Billy Bob Thornton Hank Grotowski
Heath Ledger Sonny Grotowski
Halle Berry Letitia Musgrove
Peter Boyle Buck Grotowski
Sean "Puffy" Combs Actor,Lawrence Musgrove
Mos Def Ryrus Cooper
Will Rokos Warden Velasco
Milo Addica Tommy Roulaine
Coronji Calhoun Tyrell Musgrove
Charles Cowan Willie Cooper
Taylor LaGrange Darryl Cooper

Technical Credits
Marc Forster Director
Milo Addica Co-producer,Screenwriter
Kerry Barden Casting
Mark Bennett Casting
Michael Burns Executive Producer
Matt Chessé Editor
Mark Urman Executive Producer
Asche & Spencer Score Composer
Leonard Spears Art Director
Suzanne Smith Casting
Lee Daniels Producer
Frank Fleming Costumes/Costume Designer
Billy Hopkins Casting
Michael Kamper Sound/Sound Designer
Monroe Kelly Production Designer
Eric Kopeloff Co-producer
Michael Lerman Asst. Director
Michael Paseornek Executive Producer
Jeff Pullman Sound/Sound Designer
Will Rokos Co-producer,Screenwriter
Roberto Schaefer Cinematographer

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