Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||George Gallo|
|Written by||Eddie Griffin|
|Music by||Andrew Gross|
|Cinematography||Theo van de Sande|
|Edited by||Michael R. Miller|
Gold Circle Films
Dysfunktional Family is an American documentary and stand-up comedy film written, produced and starring comedian Eddie Griffin. It was released to theaters by Miramax Films on April 4, 2003 and stayed in theaters until May 18, 2003. The film earned $2,255,000 with its widest release being in 602 theaters. Dysfunktional Family is mainly a concert performance featuring Eddie Griffin filmed live at the Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, Indiana that also includes behind-the-scenes documentary footage filmed in Kansas City, Missouri detailing the stand-up comedian's personal life and family as he travels to a family reunion to reunite with the cast of characters who are the root of his comedy: his mother, an uncle who was an ex-pimp, and his Uncle Curtis, who pontificates on his career as a porno director.
On a separate note, in 2012, a number of lines and quotes from the film were sampled into the rap song "Fair Fight" performed by the group Strong Arm Steady, alongside a sampled quote from Chris Rock's Never Scared comedy show.