Monster's ball

Language and/or Subtitles: English
Format: DVD 2002
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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. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi
The story of Hank (Billy Bob Thornton), an embittered prison guard working on Death Row who begins an unlikely, but emotionally charged affair with Leticia (Halle Berry), the wife of a man under his watch on The Row. The movie also features Heath Ledger and Peter Boyle. Boyle plays Hank's bigoted, aging father, whose hatred seems to have poisoned his entire family as much as the family business, which working on the prison Death Squad. Ledger plays Hank's son, who is hell-bent on getting out."
Additional Information
Series Lions Gate signature series.
Subjects Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Racism -- Drama.
Death row inmates -- Drama.
Feature films.
Film films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher [United States] :Lions Gate Home Entertainment,2002
Edition Widescreen.
Contributors Daniels, Lee, 1959-
Addica, Milo.
Rokos, Will.
Forster, Marc, 1969-
Thornton, Billy Bob.
Ledger, Heath, 1979-2008.
Berry, Halle.
Diddy, 1969-
Mos Def (Rapper)
Boyle, Peter, 1935-2006.
Asche & Spencer (Musical group)
Lee Daniels Entertainment (Firm)
Lions Gate Films (Santa Monica, Calif.)
Lions Gate Home Entertainment.
Participants/Performers Billy Bob Thornton, Heath Ledger, Halle Berry, Sean Combs, Mos Def, Will Rokos, Milo Addica, Peter Boyle.
Other Contributors Director of photography, Roberto Schaeffer; editor, Matt Chesse; music, Asche and Spencer; production designer, Monroe Kelly; costume designer, Frank Fleming.
Audience Unrated.
Language English
In English; with optional English and Spanish subtitles.
Notes Title from container.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2001.
Special features: Original theatrical version; Commentary by Marc Forster and writers Milo Addica and Will Rokos; Cast and crew interviews including an in-depth discussion with producer Lee Daniels; Sundance Channel presentation of "Anatomy of a Scene."
System Details DVD; widescreen (2.35:1) aspect ratio; 5.1 Dolby Digital.
Awards Academy Award, Best Actress, 2001.
Description 1 videodisc (112 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781589711877
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