Monster's Ball

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  • R
  • Genre(s): Drama Romance
  • Release year: 2002
  • Running time: 111 min
MONSTER'S BALL is a hard-hitting Southern drama tempered by a story of powerful life-changing love. It is the story of Hank (Academy Award winner ®, Billy Bob Thornton), an embittered prison guard working on Death Row who begins an unlikely but... read more
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MONSTER'S BALL is a hard-hitting Southern drama tempered by a story of powerful life-changing love. It is the story of Hank (Academy Award winner ®, Billy Bob Thornton), an embittered prison guard working on Death Row who begins an unlikely but emotionally charged affair with Leticia (Academy Award winner ®, Halle Berry), the wife of a man under his watch on The Row.

Original Release

02/22/2002

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Cast

Halle Berry Leticia Musgrove
Peter Boyle Buck Grotowski
Billy Bob Thornton Hank Grotowski
Heath Ledger Sonny Grotowski
Sean Combs Lawrence Musgrove / Lawrence Musgrove (as Sean Combs)
Coronji Calhoun Tyrell Musgrove
Taylor Simpson Lucille
Gabrielle Witcher Betty
Amber Rules Vera
Taylor LaGrange Darryl Cooper
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Marc Forster

Writers

Milo Addica, Will Rokos

Cast

Halle Berry Leticia Musgrove
Peter Boyle Buck Grotowski
Billy Bob Thornton Hank Grotowski
Heath Ledger Sonny Grotowski
Sean Combs Lawrence Musgrove / Lawrence Musgrove (as Sean Combs)
Coronji Calhoun Tyrell Musgrove
Taylor Simpson Lucille
Gabrielle Witcher Betty
Amber Rules Vera
Taylor LaGrange Darryl Cooper
Charles Cowan Jr. Willie Cooper
Anthony Bean Dappa Smith
Francine Segal Georgia Ann Paynes
John McConnell Harvey Shoonmaker
Marcus Lyle Brown Phil Huggins
Milo Addica Tommy Roulaine
Bernard Johnson Deputy Jones
James Haven Hospital Guard
Paul Smith Co #3
Yasiin Bey Ryrus Cooper (as Mos Def)

Producers

Michael Burns Executive Producer
Michael Paseornek Executive Producer
Mark Urman Executive Producer
Lee Daniels Producer
Milo Addica Producer
Eric Kopeloff Producer
Will Rokos Producer

Editors

Matt Chesse

2002 Oscar Best Actress in a Leading Role Won
2002 Oscar Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Nominated
2002 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
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