The Family That Preys (2008)

The Family That Preys 2008tt1142798.jpg poster

  • IMDb page: The Family That Preys (2008)
  • Rate: 4.2/10 total 3,907 votes 
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 12 September 2008 (USA)
  • Runtime: USA:111 min
  • Filming Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Gross: $36,405,889(USA)(12 October 2008)
  • Director: Tyler Perry
  • Stars: Kathy Bates, Alfre Woodard and Sanaa Lathan
  • Original Music By: Aaron Zigman   
  • Soundtrack: Petite Quartet
  • Sound Mix: Dolby | SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS
  • Plot Keyword: Infidelity | Upper Class | Unfaithful Wife | Interracial Romance | Adultery

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Tyler Perry  writer

Known Trivia

    Goofs: Continuity: In the scene where William breaks up with Andrea, it switches between two different camera shots as they are speaking. In one camera shot, Andrea's hands are on William's shoulders, and in the other, they are not.

    Plot: Two families from different walks of life learn to work together. Full summary » |  »

    Story: Alice Pratt, a hard working Christian woman, raised her two daughters while managing a simple diner of her own. Her snobbish and arrogant daughter Andrea graduated in Economic Science and works in a construction corporation while her sister Pam stayed with Alice and worked in the diner. Andrea is married to construction worker Chris, who works in the same corporation as his wife but dreams of starting up his own business. However she is being unfaithful to him – with their boss William Cartwright. William is the son of Alice's best friend, the wealthy Charlotte Cartwright. While Alice travels with Charlotte on a road trip, the ambition and infidelity of William triggers a series of events that will affect relationships in both families.Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  

    {tab=FullCast & Crew}

    Produced By:

    • Tim Andrew known as supervising producer
    • Roger M. Bobb known as co-producer
    • Reuben Cannon known as producer
    • Joseph P. Genier known as co-producer
    • Karen Gorodetzky known as line producer
    • Michael Paseornek known as executive producer
    • Tyler Perry known as producer

    FullCast & Crew:

    • Alfre Woodard known as Alice Pratt
    • Sanaa Lathan known as Andrea
    • Rockmond Dunbar known as Chris
    • KaDee Strickland known as Jillian Cartwright
    • Cole Hauser known as William Cartwright
    • Taraji P. Henson known as Pam
    • Robin Givens known as Abby
    • Tyler Perry known as Ben
    • Kathy Bates known as Charlotte Cartwright
    • Sebastian Siegel known as Nick
    • Santana Pruitt known as Christopher
    • Kaira Akita known as Robin (as Kaira Whitehead)
    • Ron Clinton Smith known as Construction Foreman
    • Jeffrey Alan Chase known as Austin
    • Johnell J. Easter known as Customer
    • T. Alan Brown known as Preacher
    • Mark Adam known as Man on Street
    • Eric Goins known as Man #2
    • Jeff Rose known as Loan Officer
    • Michelle Keller known as Teller
    • Andrew Masset known as Sam (as Andrew Hyatt Masset)
    • Jason MacDonald known as Bartender
    • Todd Coley known as Dancer
    • Crissy Collins known as Church Soloist
    • Benjamin Brown known as Abby's Husband
    • Cesar Aguirre known as Construction Worker (uncredited)
    • Detra Bickerstaff known as Pedestrian (uncredited)
    • Tim Blanchard known as Waiter (uncredited)
    • Randy Bratton known as Board Member (uncredited)
    • Michael Burton known as Musician (Saxophone) (uncredited)
    • Crystal Collins known as Solist (uncredited)
    • Bob Cousins known as Businessman (uncredited)
    • Eric Ditman known as Corporate Executive (uncredited)
    • Ashley-Rebekah Faulkner known as Jackson Square Photographer (uncredited)
    • David Feigenbaum known as Construction Worker (uncredited)
    • Chasity Frye known as Ballroom Dancer (uncredited)
    • Laurie Garner known as Mourner (uncredited)
    • Roger Herrera known as Construction Worker (uncredited)
    • Tim Holt known as Gala Patron (uncredited)
    • Andrew R. Kaplan known as Black Tie Party VIP (uncredited)
    • Nicholas Kerves known as Mail Clerk (uncredited)
    • Scottie Knollin known as College Student (uncredited)
    • Melissa LeEllen known as College Student (uncredited)
    • Don Mac known as French Quarter Tourist (uncredited)
    • Aaron Manning known as Wedding Waiter (uncredited)
    • Avon Maser known as French Quarter Tourist (uncredited)
    • Sean Maxwell known as Gardener (uncredited)
    • Faye Yvette McQueen known as Wedding Guest Dancer (uncredited)
    • Tamara McShane known as Bar Patron (uncredited)
    • Debra Moss known as Wedding Guest (uncredited)
    • Aleh Neliubin known as Bar Patron (uncredited)
    • Maurice Nimmons known as Construction Site Worker (uncredited)
    • Elena Nordé known as Waitress (uncredited)
    • Jay Oliver known as Tourist (uncredited)
    • Christine Padovan known as Gala Patron (uncredited)
    • John Fitzgerald Page known as Architect (uncredited)
    • Gail Silva known as Gala Guest (uncredited)
    • Ylian Alfaro Snyder known as Gala Patron (uncredited)
    • Brian Spencer known as Gala Patron (uncredited)
    • Steven Stadler known as Ballroom Dancer (uncredited)
    • Yvonne R. Villani known as Diner Customer (uncredited)
    • Kenneth L. Zirkman known as Priest (uncredited)

    ..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

    • Maurice Beaman known as hair stylist
    • Kyndra Beaudoin known as hair stylist: Ms. Lathan
    • Andrea C. Brotherton known as hair stylist
    • Eve Jane Bunkley known as additional makeup artist
    • Daraya K. Calipolitti known as hair stylist
    • Roosevelt Cartwright known as additional makeup artist (as Roosevelt J. Cartwright)
    • Cynthia L. Chapman known as key hair stylist
    • Patrice Coleman known as makeup department head
    • Jessica DeBen known as assistant makeup artist: New Orleans
    • Yvonne Eagle known as first assistant makeup artist
    • Cassalena Fleming known as additional makeup artist
    • Theresa Foche known as additional makeup artist
    • T.A. Henderson known as first assistant hair stylist
    • Vanessa D. Kaib known as hair stylist
    • Tiffany Manhi known as assistant hair stylist: New Orleans
    • Wanda Patterson known as additional makeup artist
    • Judy Ponder-Patton known as additional makeup artist (as Judy S. Ponder)
    • Donna M. Premick known as additional makeup artist (as Donna Premick)
    • Carol Rasheed known as key makeup artist
    • Shannon Richard known as hair stylist
    • Lesley Rogers known as assistant hair stylist: New Orleans
    • Mychellée Rome known as hair stylist
    • Charles Gregory Ross known as department head hair stylist
    • Yolanda Sheridan known as assistant makeup artist: New Orleans
    • Diane Spence known as hair stylist
    • Dawn Turner known as hair stylist

    Art Department:

    • Calvin Ashford known as assistant to production designer
    • Heather Bowers known as on-set dresser
    • James Brothers known as property master
    • Adam Brustein known as graphic artist
    • Karen A. Felix known as assistant property master
    • Brenda Findley known as art department coordinator
    • Daniel B. Foster known as leadman
    • Jon Graubarth known as prop master: second unit
    • Rich Koll known as gang boss
    • Drew Meyers known as set dresser
    • Andy G. Strauss known as picture car coordinator


    Production Companies:

    • Louisiana Producers Film Source
    • Tyler Perry Company, The

    Other Companies:

    • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies
    • Electric Picture Solutions  Avid editing systems
    • Gallagher Entertainment  insurance
    • Gentlemen Grips  grip equipment
    • Hollywood Rentals Productions Services  lighting equipment (as Hollywood Rentals)
    • Lightnin' Production Rentals  transportation equipment
    • New Orleans Film Commission, The  film commission
    • Pictorvision  aerial camera system
    • Production Consultants & Equipment (PC&E)  lighting equipment
    • Rice Gorton Pictures Ltd.  post-production accounting services
    • Scarlet Letters  end titles
    • Soundelux  post-production sound services
    • Soundelux  sound services
    • Technicolor Creative Services  high-definition post-production services (as Technicolor Creative Services Hollywood)
    • Technicolor Digital Intermediates  digital intermediate
    • Todd-AO Studios  sound services (as Todd AO)
    • Tomkats Catering  catering
    • yU+Co.  main titles


    • Lionsgate (2008) (USA) (theatrical)

    ..{tab=Other Stuff}

    Special Effects:

    • Technicolor Digital Intermediates (opticals)
    • XY & Z Visual Effects (visual effects)
    • Pacific Title and Art Studio (visual effects)

    Visual Effects by:

    • Jamie Baxter known as digital compositor
    • John Kearns known as digital restoration
    • Roger Mocenigo known as digital compositor: XY&Z
    • Erin L. Nelson known as digital restoration
    • Wilson Tang known as digital restoration
    • Mike Uguccioni known as visual effects supervisor

    Release Date:

    • USA 12 September 2008

    MPAA: Rated PG-13 for thematic material, sexual references and brief violence


    Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

    Leave a Reply