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11 April 2001 (USA) See more »
They're not perfect, but they are family.
A group of old family members bands together when a despicable family member thankfully expires. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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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 ... Delightful Slocumb (as Masasa)

Dominic Hoffman ... Antoine Depew
Patrice Moncell ... Merline Depew

Clifton Davis ... Charles Winslow

Kellita Smith ... Bernice Talbert

Aloma Wright ... Veda

Tamala Jones ... Nadine

Ellen Cleghorne ... Lady #1 (as Ellen L. Cleghorne)

Tamela J. Mann ... Lady #2
Natalie D. Wilson ... Lady #3
Sandrina Nicole Shepherd ... Lady #4

Tony Paul ... Tiny Kincade
Chuck Campbell ... Pedal steel player
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dwayne Adway ... Additional voices (voice)
Ellis Williams ... Woodrow 'Bud' Slocumb (uncredited)

Oren Williams ... Jr (uncredited)

Directed by
Doug McHenry 
Writing credits
David Dean Bottrell (play "Dearly Departed") (as David Dean Bottrell) &
Jessie Jones (play "Dearly Departed")

David Dean Bottrell (screenplay) (as David Dean Bottrell) &
Jessie Jones (screenplay)

Produced by
Edward Bates .... producer
Rochelle Bates .... executive producer
Hester Hargett .... co-producer
John Morrissey .... producer
Lawrence Turman .... executive producer
Original Music by
Tyler Bates 
John E. Rhone 
Cinematography by
Francis Kenny 
Film Editing by
Richard Halsey 
Casting by
Robi Reed  (as Robi Reed-Humes)
Production Design by
Simon Dobbin 
Art Direction by
Bruton Jones  (as Bruton E. Jones Jr.)
Set Decoration by
Karen Agresti 
Costume Design by
Francine Jamison-Tanchuck 
Makeup Department
Barbara Augustus .... makeup artist
Carla Farmer .... hair stylist (as Carla Joi Farmer)
Michael Germain .... makeup department head
Warren Lewis .... hair stylist
Timothy A. Miguel .... makeup artist
Deborah Mills-Whitlock .... hair stylist
Judy Murdock .... makeup artist
Beverly Jo Pryor .... makeup artist
Sean Smith .... hair stylist
Julia L. Walker .... hair department head
Production Management
Hester Hargett .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Melissa V. Barnes .... second assistant director
James Alan Hensz .... first assistant director
Paula Smith .... second second assistant director
Wayne Witherspoon .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Alysia Allen .... art department production assistant (as Alysia D. Allen)
Marcos Alvarez .... set designer
Scott Buckwald .... property master
David Clark .... assistant property master
Gary Clark .... paint foreman (as Gary A. Clark)
Michael Crowe .... propmaker foreman
Mick Cukurs .... set designer (as Erwin 'Mick' Cukurs)
Amina Allean Dieye .... art department coordinator
Bill Iiams .... construction coordinator
Mark David Kersey .... head greensman
Roger Knight .... set dresser
Eric Luling .... on-set dresser
Byron Maes .... set dresser
Micheal Murphy .... set dresser
Jessica Olsen .... art department production assistant
Mark Rasmussen .... general foreman
Kimberley Rosenberg .... art department buyer
Jaime Soria .... labor foreman
Robin Spoon .... stand-by painter
David Storm .... set dresser
Bart Sullivan .... set dresser (as Bartholomew R. Sullivan II)
Tracey Wilson .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
Matthew C. Beville .... adr mixer
Chad Blinman .... adr recordist
Paul Curtis .... adr editor
Andrew DeCristofaro .... supervising sound editor
David Esparza .... sound effects editor
Marshall Garlington .... sound re-recording mixer
Julie Garren .... sound facilities coordinator
Matt Hedges .... assistant dialogue editor
Shawn Kennelly .... foley mixer
Laura Macias .... foley artist
Anthony M. McCovey .... second boom operator
Nancy Nugent .... foley editor
Michael Orlowski .... sound effects editor
Andy Peach .... sound recordist
Scott Reed .... sound re-recording manager
Aaron Rihel .... sound recordist
Stephen P. Robinson .... supervising sound effects editor
Joan Rowe .... foley mixer
Sean Rowe .... foley artist
Dan Scolnik .... foley cue
Dan Scolnik .... foley editor
John C. Stuver .... adr editor
Ken Teaney .... sound re-recording mixer
Gary A. Theard .... boom operator
Alison Travassos .... mix facility coordinator
Russell Williams II .... sound mixer
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Gary D'Amico .... special effects coordinator
George Vrattos .... special effects (as George S. Vrattos)
Guy Bews .... stunts
Tony Brubaker .... stunt coordinator (as Anthony Brubaker)
Woods Dana .... stunt double
Debbie Jones .... stunts
Kelsee King-Devoreaux .... stunts
Eric Mansker .... stunts
Carlton Lee Russell .... stunts
William Washington .... stunts
Big Daddy Wayne .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Ahern .... electrician (as Christopher Ahern)
Mike Apperson .... best boy grip
Ben Beaird .... key grip (as Benny Beaird)
Billy Beaird .... grip (as Bill Beaird)
Nick Beaird .... grip
R. Adam Chambers .... rigging gaffer (as Adam Chambers)
Harve Cook .... video assist operator
Tracy Allen Davey .... second assistant camera: second camera
David E. Diano .... camera operator: second camera
Jon Haney .... electrician
Chris Hayes .... camera operator: "a" camera
Jeff Kunkel .... dolly grip
Jeffrey S. Lorenz .... first assistant camera
George Lozano Jr. .... best boy electric
Jacobus Marcus .... electrician
Ralph Sanders .... electrician (as Ralph A. Sanders)
Afshin Shahidi .... second assistant camera
Val Sklar .... camera loader
Adam Sklena .... first assistant camera: second camera
D. Stevens .... still photographer
Steve Suveg .... grip
Gary Tandrow .... gaffer
Casting Department
Johnny Gidcomb .... adr casting
Yolanda D. Hunt .... casting associate
Rae Lockett .... extras casting
Cydney McCurdy .... casting associate (as Cydney Felicia McCurdy)
Doran Reed .... casting associate (as A. Doran Reed)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sandra Bojin-Sedlik .... costumer
Amanda Chamberlin .... costumer: Ms. Goldberg
Michael Fitzpatrick .... set costumer
Lorenzo Hearns Jr. .... costume supervisor
Lillian Lanette Little .... key costumer (as Lanette Little)
Robert E. Moore III .... tailor
Katherine Wright .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
David A. Daniels .... post-production assistant (as David Daniels)
Sean Hubbert .... assistant editor
Dennis McNeill .... color timer
Tim Mirkovich .... apprentice editor
Music Department
Todd Bozung .... music playback editor
Celeste Chada .... music licensing
Michael Farrow .... score mixer
Rick Giovinazzo .... orchestrator
Mike Knobloch .... music executive
Frank Macchia .... conductor
Joel J. Richard .... assistant music editor
Brian Richards .... music editor
John Rodd .... orchestral scoring recordist
Bruno Roussel .... music editor
Derrick L. Wade .... music supervisor
Bruce White .... viola
Transportation Department
Michael W. Broomer .... driver
Linda Cipperley .... transportation
Joseph Consentino .... transportation captain
J. Armin Garza II .... driver: camera car
Geno Hart .... transportation coordinator
Knut Kielpinski .... production driver
Steve Larson .... transportation dispatcher
Esteban Munoz .... mechanic
Hardy Ophuls .... picture car captain
John Pellegrino .... driver
Adam Pinkstaff .... co-transportation captain
Other crew
Benita Brazier .... script supervisor
Kayce Brown .... set production assistant
Lana W. Campbell .... assistant to director
Mark Cheatham .... unit publicist
Pamella D'Pella .... location manager
David A. Daniels .... production assistant
Karen E. Gilbert .... assistant location manager
Carol Kitinski .... craft service
W. Alex Korp .... production assistant
Carrie L.A. .... first assistant location manager
Ines Larios .... payroll accountant
Steve Lionetti .... production coordinator
Candace Lowell .... craft service
Gwen A. Miller .... craft service
Kenneth Miller .... set production assistant (as Kenny Miller)
Sharon Nettles .... production secretary
Errol Reichow .... location scout
Christopher J. Rivera .... production runner
Gayle Sandler .... first assistant accountant
Aaron Speiser .... acting coach: LL Cool J
Korin A. Tarin .... post-production accountant
Donovan Terranova .... assistant location manager
Steve Timinskas .... production accountant (as Steven Timinskas)
Earl West .... assistant location manager
S. Yin You .... assistant to producers
Michael J. Harker .... completion bond representative (uncredited)

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Rated PG for thematic elements, language and sensuality
94 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Singapore:PG | South Africa:PG (DVD rating) | South Africa:10L (theatrical rating) | USA:TV-14 (cable rating) | USA:PG (certificate #37945)

Did You Know?

The entire soundtrack for the movie was written and produced by gospel superstar Kirk Franklin.See more »
Factual errors: When Margurite and her son are fighting over the radio in his old Volkwagen Beetle, he turns the keys and removes them from the ignition, silencing the radio. Radios in old Beetles will work without the ignition on.See more »
Charisse Slocumb:Are my kids drivin' you crazy?
Lucille:Oh, no, honey; we locked them outside.
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
There is only ONE thing wrong with this film, 18 May 2001
Author: Paul Dana (bigpurplebear) from San Francisco, CA

There is only one thing wrong with "Kingdom Come": not enough people are going to see it, simply in the mistaken belief that this is a "black" film, which it is not. The film is universal, both in theme and message. It likewise deserves to be universal in its appeal.

The plotline is simple: a "mean and surly" man (widow Whoopi Goldberg's description of him) dies suddenly, leaving the disparate members of his family to struggle with their feelings for him -- and for each other -- as they prepare for his funeral. How they each manage to reconcile their feelings for him -- and, in some cases, reconcile with each other -- is at the heart of the film. And "Kingdom Come" has PLENTY of heart, make no mistake. That heart rings through loud and clear, amazingly enough, in a film that can be outrageously hilarious while simultaneously remaining touching and true.

Yes, all the characters are Afro-American. And yes, the settings, the surrounding culture and the conventions are all Afro-American (by the way, the writers indulge in some sly -- but on the whole, affectionate -- digs at that culture and conventions). More importantly, however, the underlying emotions and motivations have nothing to do with ethnicity. These are people, nothing more and nothing less, coping or at least learning to cope with a traumatic time in their lives. How do they achieve this? How does anyone? Certainly not by being black or white or this or that, but by . . . growing.

And grow these characters do, each of them, propelled by a cast that is universally both standout and stand-up, in a film that is fully as wise as it is wild. The gospel number at the end is, perhaps, a bit over the top in its implausibility, and maybe in real life not all of the characters will manage to accomplish all the goals that the film implies, but what of it? Perhaps, in the end, what redeems us as a species are our aspirations, rather than our achievements. That, too, is universal.

Just like this film.

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