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Idlewild (2006)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Musical  |  25 August 2006 (USA)
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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 and partner Percival must choose between his love, Angel or his obligations to his father. Written by CCC

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

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25 August 2006 (USA)  »

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My Life in Idlewild  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,745,780 (USA) (25 August 2006)

Gross:

$12,549,485 (USA) (29 September 2006)
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Trivia

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

Goofs

During the first big song sung by Big Boi, the camera is on Andre playing the piano. A few seconds later, you see Big Boi dancing around the stage, but there is no one at the piano. See more »

Quotes

Flask: Well, you know how that old saying goes, 'What goes around, comes around'!
Rooster: What do you know? You just a stupid-ass flask anyway.
Flask: Stupid? You're the one talking to a flask.
Rooster: I gotta stop drinkin' this shit.
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Crazy Credits

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

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Featured in HBO First Look: Idlewild (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Greatest Show on Earth
Written by André Benjamin
Performed by Macy Gray and Outkast
Courtesy of LaFace Records/Zomba Label Group
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29 August 2006 | by (United States) – See 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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