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Soul Men (2008)

Though it's been some twenty years since they have spoken with one another, two estranged soul-singing legends agree to participate in a reunion performance at the Apollo Theater to honor their recently deceased band leader.

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When R&B legend Marcus Hooks dies suddenly, VH-1 invites his original back up duo, Floyd Henderson and Louis Hinds, "The Real Deal," to appear at a memorial tribute at the Apollo Theater. Floyd, who's bored in retirement, wants this more than anything; Louis, a philosophical ex-con, does not. Plus, there's bad blood between them (Louis's wife Odetta left him to marry Floyd - then left Floyd). Floyd begs, Louis consents but won't fly, so they leave L.A. in Floyd's flashy Cadillac with five days to get to New York. On the road, they must get back their vocal chops, renew their friendship, and sort out the past. With Floyd's bad hip and Louis's bad kidneys, will they even make it? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Out of sync. Never out of style.

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Rated R for pervasive language, and sexual content including nudity | See all certifications »

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7 November 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cool Men  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,401,605, 9 November 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$12,081,447, 1 February 2009
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Trivia

Two of the film's co-stars, Bernie Mac and Isaac Hayes, died just one day apart. Bernie Mac died on August 9, 2008, and Isaac Hayes died the next day, August 10, 2008. See more »

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When Louis is in the Eldorado with Floyd, and they flash a silver .38 pistol. After they almost crash, the .38 is a black .22 pistol. See more »

Quotes

Louis Hinds: [opens the door for Floyd to leave] get the fuck out.
Floyd Henderson: Well, I guess you don't give a fuck about the money then, huh?
Louis Hinds: What money? It's a funeral! Don't nobody get paid to sing at no damn funeral!
[suddenly looks at Louis and raises his eyebrows]
Louis Hinds: How much?
Floyd Henderson: Forty grand.
Louis Hinds: [closes the door] Apiece?
Floyd Henderson: No, down the middle.
Louis Hinds: No, no, no, no, no, no, no, NO. That ain't even enough.
Floyd Henderson: The fuck you mean "that's not enough", man?
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Referenced in Youth in Revolt (2009) See more »

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So Hot
Written by Paul Taylor, Whitney Jordan (as Whitney Ann Jordan)
Performed by Whitney Jordan(as Whitney Ann Jordan)
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari/MasterSource
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A very good enjoyable movie all the way through
15 November 2008 | by See all my reviews

Soul Men was surprisingly very funny. The movie did look funny but turned out to be funny all they way through the movie. It started out funny and got funnier and funnier. I had a fun time laughing and was refreshing laughs and original jokes. The language in the movie was terrible that they used but made the movie funnier in ways. This was definitely not a good movie for kids to see because of all the adult humor in the movie. I enjoyed myself for the most part. The acting was very good. Bernie Mac was good in it and it was nice to see him in his last movie. Samuel L. Jackson was just as funny and was more serious. They were two friends that were singers in the same band that always fought. They had two completely different personalities which made the movie enjoyable. The music was very good as well. The story was a little boring but turned out good enough. Overall I would recommend this movie to many adults that have great humor because this movie has lots of it.


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