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Idlewild (2006)

 -  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 ... See full summary »

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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)

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

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

Originally Idlewild was written as a music video treatment, until the success of their album "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" encouraged them to expand it into a feature film. The film was going to premiere on HBO but it was ultimately decided to release it in theaters. 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

Trumpy: [Out of breath] What... was... that... you... told... me... Spatz? Never... never... bring... a... knife... to... a... gun... fight?
Trumpy: You son of a bitch jackass
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The credits play over a musical dance number by Percival See more »

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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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I waited over a year for this movie, and it was worth it!!!
5 September 2006 | by (Illinois) – See all my reviews

From the opening to the closing credits, this movie is exciting to watch and never disappoints. It has everything, great choreography great music (I normally dislike musicals), nice plot, and very good actors.

It opens with the saying that the world is a stage and the men and women are just actors, it goes on to show two very different friends grow up and deal with the choices they've made, or in some cases haven't made. It has the usual elements of a movie; love, loss, betrayal, murder, but what makes this movie stand out is the visual and audial stimulation, the 1920's/30's costumes which weren't afraid to show a woman's femininity and the men who didn't leave the house unless they were "suited" up. The stage performances were a little wild (and so is Outkast, which makes then so great) and unusual. I love Roosters' last performance. Outkast has a way of stating the obvious about life, but in a light you normally wouldn't see it in.

I highly recommend this movie, and don't leave until the very last words have rolled off the screen!


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