Kingdom Come (2001)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Family  |  11 April 2001 (USA)
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A group of old family members bands together when a despicable family member thankfully expires.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Bud Slocumb
Lucille Slocumb
Marguerite Slocumb
Junior Slocumb
Juanita Slocumb
Rev. Beverly H. Hooker
Royce Slocumb
Raynelle Slocumb
Clyde Kincade
Delightful Slocumb (as Masasa)
Antoine Depew
Patrice Moncell ...
Merline Depew
Charles Winslow
Bernice Talbert


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 <>

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They're not perfect, but they are family.


Comedy | Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

11 April 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Békés családi tűzfészek  »

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Box Office


$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,562,284 (USA) (13 April 2001)


$23,247,539 (USA) (17 August 2001)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The entire soundtrack for the movie was written and produced by gospel superstar Kirk Franklin. See more »


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


Charisse Slocumb: Bernice Talbot? My-my husband done did it wit' that child in that "Shop-Well" parking lot? LORD TAKE ME NOW.
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Thank You
Written by Kirk Franklin
Performed by Kirk Franklin and Mary Mary
Produced by Kirk Franklin for Fo Yo Soul Productions/B-Rite Music
Mary Mary appears courtesy of Columbia Records
Kirk Franklin appears courtesy of Gospo Centric Records
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A really cute movie!
14 November 2001 | by (Aalborg, Denmark) – See 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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