Chrystal (2005)

Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 46mins.
Genres Drama
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Anthony Katagas Co-Producer n/a 170 3000007
Ray McKinnon Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Peter E. Strauss Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Ray McKinnon Producer n/a 3 3000005
Lisa Blount Producer n/a 3 3000003
Walton Goggins Producer n/a 3 3000004
Adam Kimmel Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Myron Kerstein Editor n/a 172 7000001
Emily Schweber Casting n/a 179 10000001
Brad Gilmore Casting Assistant n/a 177 10000002
Dave Hedge Art Director n/a 183 9000001
Don Fleming Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000002
Stephen Trask Music n/a 120781 8000001
David Koplan Producer n/a 3 3000002
Bruce Heller Producer n/a 3 3000001
Harry Lennox Actor Kalid 1 1000005
Johnny Galecki Actor Barry 1 1000006
Ray McKinnon Actor Snake 1 1000004
Walton Goggins Actor Larry 1 1000003
Lisa Blount Actor Chrystal 1 1000002
Harry Dean Stanton Actor Pa Da 1 1000007
Grace Zabriskie Actor Gladys 1 1000008
Kathryn Howell Actor Miss Mabel 1 1000012
Ray McKinnon Director n/a 2 2000001
James Intveld Actor Charlie Cato 1 1000011
Max Kasch Actor Shorty 1 1000010
Colin Fickes Actor Hog 1 1000009
Billy Bob Thornton Actor Joe 1 1000001
A physically and emotionally damaged woman is reunited with her husband, Joe. Sixteen years earlier, while being chased by the law, Joe plunged the family car off a dark mountain road with Chrystal and their young son inside. Chrystal was left behind with a broken neck, Joe was sent to prison, and the boy was never found. Still inhabited by pain all these years later, Chrystal faces Joe, who has returned home from prison seeking to put back together the life that no longer exists. Together they must confront the past in order to discover their future. As Chrystal and Joe slowly reach out to one another, events once again conspire to tear them apart. Chrystal's feisty mother, Gladys, disapproves of Joe and his return. An old enemy named Snake, a gnarly, crank-snorting drug dealer, sees Joe as a threat and seeks to reel him in or take him out. Into this world of poverty, drugs, and hillbilly hijinks comes Kalid, a blind African-American musicologist from Chicago who is studying the native mountain music of the region. It is through Kalid that Chrystal rekindles her forgotten love of her mountain roots, the mysteries of the land--it's poetry, magic, music and history. But it is only through Joe, and his astonishing gesture, that Chrystal is able to truly renew her broken spirit.