Dysfunktional Family

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Dysfunktional Family
Dysfunktional Family.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byGeorge Gallo
Produced byEddie Griffin
David Permut
Paul Brooks
Written byEddie Griffin
StarringEddie Griffin
Music byAndrew Gross
CinematographyTheo van de Sande
Edited byMichael R. Miller
Distributed byMiramax Films
Gold Circle Films
Release date
  • April 4, 2003 (2003-04-04)
Running time
89 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$3 million
Box office$2,255,000[1]

Dysfunktional Family is an American documentary and stand-up comedy film written, produced and starring comedian Eddie Griffin, and directed by George Gallo. 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.


A soundtrack containing hip hop music was released on March 11, 2003 by the reformed Death Row Records. It peaked at 95 on the Billboard 200 and 14 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.

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.


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