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Kingdom Come (2001)

A group of old family members bands together when a despicable family member thankfully expires.

Director:

Doug McHenry

Writers:

David Dean Bottrell (play) (as David Dean Bottrell), Jessie Jones (play) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
LL Cool J ... Ray Bud Slocumb
Jada Pinkett Smith ... Charisse Slocumb
Vivica A. Fox ... Lucille Slocumb
Loretta Devine ... Marguerite Slocumb
Anthony Anderson ... Junior Slocumb
Toni Braxton ... Juanita Slocumb
Cedric the Entertainer ... Rev. Beverly H. Hooker
Darius McCrary ... Royce Slocumb
Whoopi Goldberg ... Raynelle Slocumb
Richard Gant ... Clyde Kincade
Masasa Moyo Masasa Moyo ... Delightful Slocumb (as Masasa)
Dominic Hoffman ... Antoine Depew
Patrice Moncell Patrice Moncell ... Merline Depew
Clifton Davis ... Charles Winslow
Kellita Smith ... Bernice Talbert
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Storyline

This family has issues! When mean and surly Bud Slocumb keels over at breakfast, his family gathers for the wake and funeral: long-suffering widow Raynelle, unemployed son Junior who's cheating on his wife Charisse, son Ray Bud who holds a job and has a loving wife, Lucille, but struggles with alcoholism and with their difficulty having children. There's younger daughter Delightful, who constantly eats; religious Aunt Marguerite and her wayward son Royce; and, there's Juanita, their wealthy cousin's wife. They all descend on the town of Lula, struggle to say something nice about Bud, and face the challenge of sorting out their relationships with the living. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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They're not perfect, but they are family.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, language and sensuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Fox Searchlight

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Békés családi tűzfészek See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,562,284, 15 April 2001

Gross USA:

$23,247,539
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Writers David Dean Bottrell and Jessie Jones previously collaborated on the 1992 stage play Dearly Departed, which this film is a direct adaptation of. See more »

Goofs

The movie takes place in the southern town of Lula, but Ray Bud's "new" used pickup truck has California license plates. See more »

Quotes

Rev. Hooker: In my experience, it's best to remember the happier times.
Raynelle: Well, they were few and far between...
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During the first part of the end credits, photos of what the characters did after the end are shown. See more »

Soundtracks

Daddy's Song
Written by Kirk Franklin
Performed by Carl Thomas, Natalie Wilson and SOP
Produced by Kirk Franklin for Fo Yo Soul Productions/B-Rite Music
Carl Thomas appears courtesy of Bad Boy Records
Natalie Wilson and SOP appear courtesy of Gospo Centric Records
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A really cute movie!
14 November 2001 | by snowgirl_dkSee all my reviews

I hadn't really heard much about "Kindom Come" before watching it except for the fact that Whoopi Goldberg was in it (which was my main reason for seeing this movie) so I didn't have a lot of expectations. However, when seeing it I found it both a funny and touching movie with some great acting, especially from LL Cool J who plays Ray Slocumb, and from Whoopi Goldberg, though her role in the movie is just a small cameo.

What I found most interesting about this movie, though, was the way it describes the Slocumb family. In spite of the all-black cast it isn't just a great and funny movie showing a down to earth black family - it is presenting a family that could be of any color, and it does it in a really warm and touching way that also brings a laugh or two along the way.

Therefore this is certainly a cute, funny and heart warming movie worth seeing.


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