Monster's Ball

Monster's Ball (2001)

A lifetime of change can happen in a single moment.

  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 2001-06-07
  • User Rating: 6.755/10 from 804 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 53min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Lions Gate Films
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Marc Forster
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Set in the southern USA, a racist white man, Hank, falls in love with a black woman named Leticia. Ironically, Hank is a prison guard working on Death Row who executed Leticia's husband. Hank and Leticia's inter-racial affair leads to confusion and new ideas for the two unlikely lovers.


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  • Billy Bob Thornton

    as Hank Grotowski
  • Halle Berry

    as Leticia Musgrove
  • Heath Ledger

    as Sonny Grotowski
  • Sean Combs

    as Lawrence Musgrove
  • Coronji Calhoun

    as Tyrell Musgrove
  • Peter Boyle

    as Buck Grotowski
  • Taylor Simpson

    as Lucille
  • Gabrielle Witcher

    as Betty
  • Amber Rules

    as Vera
  • Yasiin Bey

    as Ryrus Cooper
  • Taylor LaGrange

    as Darryl Cooper
  • Charles Cowan Jr.

    as Willie Cooper
  • Anthony Bean

    as Dappa Smith
  • Francine Segal

    as Georgia Ann Paynes
  • John McConnell

    as Harvey Shoonmaker
  • Marcus Lyle Brown

    as Phil Huggins
  • Milo Addica

    as Tommy Roulaine
  • Bernard Johnson

    as Deputy Jones
  • Carol Sutton

    as Ms. Guillermo
  • Leah Loftin

    as Booter
  • Will Rokos

    as Warden Velesco
Production Suzanne Smith Casting
Production Billy Hopkins Casting
Production Kerry Barden Casting
Directing Marc Forster Director
Camera Roberto Schaefer Director of Photography
Editing Matt Chesse Editor
Writing Milo Addica Screenplay
Writing Will Rokos Screenplay
Art Monroe Kelly Production Design
Production Lee Daniels Producer
Costume & Make-Up Caroline Eselin Shaefer Set Costumer
Art Leonard R. Spears Art Direction
Production Mark Bennett Casting
Costume & Make-Up Mary Burton Makeup Artist
Sound Asche & Spencer Original Music Composer
Crew Danny Lee Legal Services
Costume & Make-Up Donna Chance Costume Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Frank L. Fleming Costume Design
Art Mary Frances Eglin Art Department Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Joani Yarbrough Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Lynne K. Eagan Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Sterfon Demings Hairstylist
Sound Stephanie Urcheck Music Coordinator