R | | Drama, Romance
After a family tragedy, a racist prison guard reexamines his attitudes while falling in love with the African American wife of the last prisoner he executed.
Producer Lee Daniels later admitted that such was his drug addiction at the time the film was released that when Halle Berry won an Oscar for this film at the 74th Academy Awards he was passed out on his hotel room floor and missed it.
I've always believed that a portrait captures a person far better than a photograph. It truly takes a human being to really see a human being.
Right before Leticia runs out of the house after meeting Buck, there is a shot in which Buck is speaking but his lips are not moving.
Thanks to Sam, Austin, Gabrielle. Scott Lambert is thanked twice.
The initial cut of the picture included more explicit footage during the sex scene between Halle Berry and Billy Bob Thornton, which was trimmed down after the MPAA threatened to give the film a NC-17 rating. The uncut version premiered at the Berlin Film Festival on February 8, 2001. The R-rated US theatrical release is the cut version; the version released theatrically in Canada and most other countries is the uncut version.
I'm Your Man
Performed by The Jayhawks
Written by The Jayhawks
Published by Abstinthe Music/Warner Tamerlane Publishing Co.
Courtesy of American Recordings
Produced by Asche & Spencer (as Asche and Spencer)
$133,208 (USA) (4 January 2002)
$31,252,964 (USA) (2 June 2002)