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Honeydripper (2007)

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1950. Rural Alabama. Cotton harvest. It's a make-or-break weekend for the Honeydripper Lounge and its owner, piano player Tyrone "Pine Top" Purvis. Deep in debt to the liquor man, the ... See full summary »

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1950. Rural Alabama. Cotton harvest. It's a make-or-break weekend for the Honeydripper Lounge and its owner, piano player Tyrone "Pine Top" Purvis. Deep in debt to the liquor man, the chicken man, and the landlord, Tyrone is desperate to lure the young cotton pickers and local Army base recruits into his juke joint, away from Touissant's, the rival joint across the way. His plan to hire a guitar legend go awry and Tyrone is forced to take drastic action in a final scheme to save the club. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for brief violence and some suggestive material | See all certifications »
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Honeydripper - Do Blues ao Rock  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$13,856 (USA) (28 December 2007)

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$267,880 (USA) (20 June 2008)
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The principal shooting location was less than 50 yards from Hank Williams's boyhood home. See more »

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Danny Glover is wearing invisible teeth braces throughout. See more »

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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 5 January 2008 (2008) See more »

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The Music Keeps Rollin' On
Written by John Sayles & Mason Daring
Published by Daring Music
Administered by Universal Music Inc. (ASCAP)
Performed by Barrence Whitfield
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Singing is one thing, Slick. Whether people want to look at you while you're doing it is another.
27 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Good movie to watch on the anniversary of our involvement in Korea, and a new base opens down the road to prepare troops to be sent to the war that will apparently never end. But, this movie is worth watching for the music alone. If you like blues and early rock and roll, this is the film for you.

But, it isn't just about music. It is also about relations between Black and White in the 1950s South. There are some powerful performances by some powerful actors like Danny Glover, Charles S. Dutton, and Stacy Keach; and interesting new faces like Yaya DaCosta (Take the Lead).

A good story with an great backdrop. Maybe just a little long.


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