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Idlewild (2006)

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A musical set in the Prohibition-era American South, where a speakeasy performer and club manager Rooster must contend with gangsters who have their eyes on the club while his piano player ... See full summary »

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Bryan Barber

Writer:

Bryan Barber
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
André Benjamin ... Percival Jenkins
Big Boi ... Rooster (as Antwan A. Patton)
Paula Patton ... Angel Davenport
Terrence Howard ... Trumpy
Faizon Love ... Sunshine Ace
Malinda Williams ... Zora
Cicely Tyson ... Mother Hopkins
Macy Gray ... Taffy
Ben Vereen ... Percy Senior
Paula Jai Parker ... Rose
Bobb'e J. Thompson ... Young Rooster
Patti LaBelle ... The Real Angel Davenport
Ving Rhames ... Spats
Jackie Long ... Monk S. Dupois
Oscar Dillon ... Bobo
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Storyline

A musical set in the Prohibition-era American South, where a speakeasy performer and club manager Rooster must contend with gangsters who have their eyes on the club while his piano player and partner Percival must choose between his love, Angel or his obligations to his father. Written by CCC

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

My Life in Idlewild See more »

Filming Locations:

North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,745,780, 27 August 2006

Gross USA:

$12,571,185

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,643,027
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The working title was Speakerboxxx, after Outkast's 2003 album. See more »

Goofs

Rooster's first big song starts with the camera on Percival playing the piano. A few seconds later, Rooster dances around the stage and no one is at the piano. See more »

Quotes

GW: At the end of the day Wilbur you ain't nothing but a thief
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Crazy Credits

The credits play over a musical dance number by Percival See more »

Connections

Edited into Race for Space (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Morris Brown
Written by André Benjamin, Big Boi (as Antwan "Big Boi" Patton), Terrence Smith
Performed by Big Boi featuring Sleepy Brown and Scar
Courtesy of LaFace Records/Zomba Label Group
Sleepy Brown appears courtesy of Purple Ribbon Entertainment/Virgin Records
Scar appears courtesy of Purple Ribbon Entertainment
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Terrific Escapist Entertainment
29 August 2006 | by sacovertonsSee all my reviews

We think this movie was just great fun. It is a bit chopped up, but that's a minor problem. Choreography is tight and excellent; music is deleriously hip. Casting and acting was a big plus - stellar performances all around. Cecily Tyson is such a master - adds richness to even the smallest role. Don't agree that we'll see award nominations here though. Directing could have been much much better. The Director failed this exceptional cast - but we're happy that the film was made. We felt like the screenplay could have been written for this cast, and the juxtaposition of rap music over 1930's rhythm worked in a crisp and welcome way. We never tire of those old cars, clothes and styles, but we're grateful for all of this "new" talent and exceptional music. WELL worth the time!


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