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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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Although Paula Patton was married to R&B singer Robin Thicke, she openly admits she is not a songstress herself. Paula sang a few riffs for her audition for the movie but did not sing in the movie(other than the scene where her character Angel Davenport and Percival (André Benjamin)were rehearsing for her first stage performance). Singer Debra Killings lent her vocal talent to Patton's character. 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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Referenced in OutKast Goes to Idlewild: The Rebirth of Cool (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Kickin' the Gong Around
Written by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler
Performed by Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
Courtesy of JSP Records
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shame, shame, shame
22 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here we have the most creative Hip Hop/Rap duo teaming with one of the most creative music video directors on a very good film. I can't believe people aren't seeing this movie...especially black folks. We support some of the most drab and unimaginative crap in music and film but won't support good art. (Maybe it needs more violence or ass shaking in it.)

Anyways, Idlewild has a great story, great music, and highly creative camera work and directing. The acting isn't excellent, but it does not detract from the film. I look forward to seeing more work from Mr. Barber. I wish there were more black filmmakers like him and more music artists like Outkast. Let's move forward people.


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