Honeydripper (2007)

PG-13  |   |  Crime, Drama, History  |  9 May 2008 (UK)
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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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Release Date:

9 May 2008 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Honeydripper - Do Blues ao Rock  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$267,880 (USA) (20 June 2008)

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1.85 : 1
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The principal shooting location was less than 50 yards from Hank Williams's boyhood home. See more »


Though set in 1950 the one dollar bills paid to get into the show by patrons are not silver certificates but rather current currency. See more »


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No Matter How She Done It
Written by Hudson Whittaker
Published by Universal Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Performed by Mable John (as Dr. Mable John)
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7 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Saw the movie, Honeydripper, with Danny Glover at the Palm Springs Film Festival today and it was wonderful Music was delightful and great characters, great photography, and I predict a big hit in 2008. It has been an audience favorite and probably be in the Best of Fest next Monday. Glover is outstanding; may be a little long, but every person in the film is well characterized. As a movie reviewer, I have given it FIVE STARS. I would like to know when it goes into general release so I can tell people all over the country. The blues music, rock n roll blends together. I recommend it highly. If this film came out in 2007 it would easily be in my top ten films of the year.

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