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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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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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

Ben Vereen agreed to be in the film because his daughter, Ka-Ron Om Vereen, was a fan of Outkast. 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

GW: At the end of the day Wilbur you ain't nothing but a thief
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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 »

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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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It's Chicago meets Cabaret
23 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is one of the best musical films I had ever seen. This film makes you wanna see this film over and over and over again. It dosen't matter if you hate Outkast, this film will make you love them and their music they play. Byran Barber's directing of the idea he chose this picture is excellent and even though he's a music video director, he still makes it a great film. If you want to see this film with your kids, then it's better if you make sure that they will be mature about nudity.

This film is a beautifully made film and I believe that this film should at least win an Oscar for their main song by Outkast, I don't know the name, but it has a catchy tune. GREAT FILM 10/10


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