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Idlewild (2006)

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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Rooster (as Antwan A. Patton)
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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)  »

Also Known As:

My Life in Idlewild  »

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Box Office

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,745,780, 27 August 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$12,549,485, 1 October 2006
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Big Boi (Rooster) and Andre Benjamin (Percival) are members of the rap group 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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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in OutKast Goes to Idlewild: The Rebirth of Cool (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Slum Swing
Written by Jabari Winfree
Performed by The Decon Band
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User Reviews

 
shame, shame, shame
22 September 2006 | by 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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