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Todd Graff (written by)
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Release Date:
13 January 2012 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Dream a whole lot louder.
Plot:
G.G. Sparrow faces off with her choir's newly appointed director, Vi Rose Hill, over the group's direction as they head into a national competition. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Not nearly so bad as some of the reviews might lead you to believe See more (65 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Queen Latifah ... Vi Rose Hill

Dolly Parton ... G.G. Sparrow

Keke Palmer ... Olivia Hill

Jeremy Jordan ... Randy Garrity

Dexter Darden ... Walter Hill

Courtney B. Vance ... Pastor Dale

Jesse L. Martin ... Marcus Hill

Kirk Franklin ... Baylor Sykes

Angela Grovey ... Earla

Andy Karl ... Caleb

Dequina Moore ... Devonne

Kris Kristofferson ... Bernard Sparrow

Paul Woolfolk ... Manny

Francis Jue ... Mr. Hsu

Roy Huang ... Justin

Judd Lormand ... Officer Darrell Lino (as Judd Derek Lormand)

Karen Peck ... 'Mighty High' Soloist

Ivan Kelley Jr. ... Our Lady of Perpetual Tears Soloist

David Dwyer ... Caleb's Dad

Stevie Ray Dallimore ... Restaurant Manager

Kevin Bulla ... Stage Manager

Ziah Colon ... Club Girl

Hajji Golightly ... Man at Table
Rana Kirkland ... Church Kitchen Patron #1

Bruce Williamson ... Church Kitchen Patron #2

Maurice Johnson ... Man with Cellphone
Ceasar Davis ... Pacashau Sacred Divinity Choir Member

Michelle Kabashinski ... Pacashau Sacred Divinity Choir Member
Promise Ramsey ... Pacashau Sacred Divinity Choir Member

Takara Clark ... Holy Vision Church of Detriot Choir Member
Dixie Light ... Holy Vision Church of Detriot Choir Member
Shari Dyon Perry ... Holy Vision Church of Detriot Choir Member
Brian Ashton Smith ... Holy Vision Church of Detriot Choir Member

Karen Beyer ... 'Mighty High' Choir Member

Whitney Christopher ... 'Mighty High' Choir Member
David Faust ... 'Mighty High' Choir Member

Jyn Hall ... 'Mighty High' Choir Member

Katie Kneeland ... 'Mighty High' Choir Member
Craig A. Meyer ... 'Mighty High' Choir Member

Shameik Moore ... Our Lady of Perpetual Tears Choir Master

Isabella Amara ... Our Lady of Perpetual Tears Choir Member

Chloe Bailey ... Our Lady of Perpetual Tears Choir Member
Valencia Barnes ... Our Lady of Perpetual Tears Choir Member

Trey Best ... Our Lady of Perpetual Tears Choir Member

Nia Imani ... Our Lady of Perpetual Tears Choir Member
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard 'Rip' Gager ... Pacashau Sacred Divinity Musician (Lead Guitar)
Jimmie Green ... Himself
Sheryl Harper ... Pacashau Sacred Divinity Musician (Drummer)
Michael 'Hurly' Hurwitz ... Pacashau Sacred Divinity Musician (Bass Guitar)
Scott Ledbetter ... Theater Goer

Rivka Levin ... Pacashau Sacred Divinity Choir Member
BreeAnna Marie ... Audience
Isaiah Motz ... Club Patron
Valerie Payton ... Pacashaw Divinity Choir Member

Natalie Ragins ... Pacashau Sacred Divinity Musician (Organ) (as Natalie Nicole Ragins)

Tyler Silva ... Our Lady of Perpetual Tears Choir Member
Gregory Marshall Smith ... Food server
Sydney Lee Thompson ... Our Lady of Perpetual Tears Choir Member

Mervyn Warren ... Pacashau Sacred Divinity Musician (Piano)
Marvin E. West ... Concert Goer (as Marvin West)

Lisa Winters II ... Might High Choir
Jason Young ... Pacashau Sacred Divinity Musician (Trumpet)

Chance Bartels ... G.G.'s Son (uncredited)
John T. Ford ... Concert Attendee (uncredited)

Walter Hendrix III ... Celebration Patron (uncredited)
Ashlyn R. Hendrix ... Celebration Patron (uncredited)
Roger Herrera ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Steven Kennebrew-Turner ... Man at Entrance of Club (uncredited)

Steve Warren ... Vi's Hospital Patient (uncredited)
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Directed by
Todd Graff 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Todd Graff  written by

Produced by
Timothy M. Bourne .... executive producer
Joe Cecchini .... associate producer
Yolanda T. Cochran .... co-producer
Joseph Farrell .... producer
K.C. Hodenfield .... co-producer
Broderick Johnson .... producer
Andrew A. Kosove .... producer
Michael G. Nathanson .... producer
Catherine Paura .... producer
 
Original Music by
Mervyn Warren 
 
Cinematography by
David Boyd 
 
Film Editing by
Kathryn Himoff 
 
Casting by
Tiffany Little Canfield 
Mark Fincannon 
Bernard Telsey 
 
Production Design by
Jeff Knipp 
 
Art Direction by
Victoria Ruskin 
 
Set Decoration by
Frank Galline 
 
Costume Design by
Tom Broecker 
 
Makeup Department
Richard Boggs .... hair stylist
Andrea C. Brotherton .... assistant hair stylist
Veronica Cox .... assistant makeup artist
Lawrence Davis .... hair stylist
Roxie Hodenfield .... hair designer
Sarah Mays .... makeup department head
Sarah Mays .... personal makeup artist: Dolly Parton
Stephanie Ponder .... second makeup artist
Susan Ransom .... second makeup artist
Shunika Terry .... key hair stylist
Denise Tunnell .... makeup artist
Janice Tunnell .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Brad Arensman .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Karen Davis .... second assistant director
K.C. Hodenfield .... first assistant director
Michael Saunders .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Aaron Barnes .... swing gang
Bil Barnes .... set dresser
Dwight Benjamin-Creel .... assistant property master
Matthew Butler .... key greens
Cosmas A. Demetriou .... set designer
Kathleen Denson .... scenic foreperson
Brody Docar .... set dresser
Carol Francoso .... on set painter
Patrick Fuhrman .... leadman
Shawn M. Gray .... property master
R. Barry Green .... props
R. Barry Green .... set dresser
Dylan J. Hay Chapman .... graphic designer
Lawrence Heap .... set dresser
Ellen L. Kerr .... buyer
Mayumi Konishi-Valentine .... assistant art director
Sedrick Lakpa .... set dresser
Ellen Lampl .... graphic designer
Johnny Land .... scenic artist
Konrad Lewis .... set dresser
Kat McCargar .... art department production assistant
Drew Meyers .... set dresser
Walt Mikolwski .... construction coordinator
Nik Morgan .... set dresser
Jenn Moye .... art department assistant
Grahame Ménage .... mural artist
Sheila Nash .... assistant art director
Ky Hoang Nguyen .... set dresser
Tripp Norton .... on-set dresser
Angela O'Neill .... property master (segments)
Katrina Rice .... props
Christopher Scheetz .... construction foreman
Ann Stacy .... lead scenic
Cedar Valentine .... art department coordinator (as E. Cedar McClure)
Korey Washington .... set designer
J. Dennis Wilson .... painter
Jack Dennis Wilson .... painter
Rose Ashikyan .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Mark Agostino .... pro tools playback operator
Phil Barrie .... sound effects editor
Benjamin Cheah .... supervising sound editor
Patrick Cicero .... supervising foley editor
John Dinos .... production assistant
Joel Dougherty .... dialogue editor
Mary H. Ellis .... sound mixer
P.K. Hooker .... sound effects editor
Rick Kline .... sound re-recording mixer
Tim LeBlanc .... sound re-recording mixer
Alyson Dee Moore .... foley artist
Drew Ponder .... boom operator
Danny Reeves .... adr recordist
Kyle Rochlin .... foley mixer
John Roesch .... foley artist
Bartek Swiatek .... sound utility
Gregg Swiatlowski .... supervising dialogue editor
 
Special Effects by
Scanlan Backus .... special effects technician
David Fletcher .... special effects coordinator
Tim Walkey .... special effects foreman
 
Visual Effects by
Peter Allendale .... compositor: Comen VFX
Kenneth Armstrong .... compositor: Comen VFX
Tim Carras .... visual effects supervisor
Patrick Clancey .... digital opticals
Joshua D. Comen .... visual effects producer
Jonathan Cronk .... assistant visual effects coordinator: Comen VFX
Brian Cuartero .... compositor: Comen VFX
Sylvia Kim .... visual effects coordinator: Comen VFX
Rob Price .... digital compositor
Richard Servello .... compositor: Comen VFX
Elinor Villaflor .... accounting: Comen VFX
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mike Baldassari .... theatrical lighting designer
Ben Bardin .... rigging key grip
Roger Basquette .... digital video assist operator
Kelly R. Borisy .... dolly grip: "a" camera
Pete Bowman .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Dan Cornwall .... gaffer
Eric Dvorsky .... first assistant camera: aerial unit
Rusty Edmonson .... lamp operator
Tom Fendley .... rigging gaffer
Rocky Ford .... key grip: second unit
Ian Forsyth .... camera operator
Dale Fowler .... best boy electric
Donny Fowler .... electrician
Mike Gentry .... electrician
David George .... theatrical lighting electrician
Derek Golden .... grip
Jimmy Hendrix .... grip
Kevin Jackson .... best boy rigging grip
Chris Jones .... camera operator: "b" camera
Chris Jones .... steadicam operator
John Lally .... lamp operator
John Lally .... rigging electrician
Jason Lerczak .... rigging electrician: day player
Jim McKinney .... camera operator: c
Saul McSween .... camera intern
P.K. Munson .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Gary Oldknow .... grip
Glenn Ortman .... electrician
Jerry Parker .... electrician
C. Alan Rawlins .... key grip
Kerry Rawlins .... grip
Van Redin .... still photographer
Kenny Rivenbark .... libra operator
Mackie Roberts .... grip
Riko Schatke .... best boy grip
Art Schultz .... best boy rigging electric
Greg Still .... lighting technician
Hektor Stockton .... additional electrician
Cris Toebben .... additional electric
John Trapman .... aerial director of photography
Paul Turner .... theatrical lighting programmer
Trey Twitty .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Paul Varrieur .... camera operator: "a" camera
Paul E. Woods .... film loader
 
Casting Department
Janella Bersabal .... extras casting
Karyn Casl .... casting assistant
Brandi S. Hawkins .... extras casting
Patrick Ingram .... extras casting director
Caitlin McKenna-Wilkinson .... adr voice casting
Chase Orsini-Liberatore .... extras casting assistant
Shira Sandler .... casting
Nathan Wright .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Layne Brightwell .... costume supervisor
Shelby Davis .... additional costumer
Kate Duke .... set costumer
Karen Freed .... costumer
Daniel George .... key costumer
Iisha Lemming .... costumer
Caroline Miller .... assistant costume designer
Kara Monroe .... costumer
Kendra L. Patterson .... additional costumer
Sarah Falls .... additional costumer (uncredited)
Wilton Chad Gleaton .... military costume consultant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Jermaine R. Gill .... color correction assistant
Eileen Godoy .... digital intermediate producer
Laura Holeman .... digital intermediate assistant producer
Ken Lebre .... dailies producer
Natasha Leonnet .... digital intermediate colorist
Marc Lulkin .... colorist: dailies
Christopher McDonald .... dailies operator
Amy Pawlowski .... digital intermediate editor
Andre Rivas .... digital intermediate colorist assistant
Gilbert Carreras .... co-color timer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Morgan Ames .... musician: score vocalist
Nelson Beato .... playback singer
Christine Bergren .... music legal and clearance
Linda Cohen .... music supervisor
Brad Dechter .... orchestrator
George Doering .... musician
Kevin Globerman .... digital score recordist
Mark Graham .... head of music preparation
Lon Hoyt .... music performance coordinator
Andrew Kinney .... orchestrator
Zachary Mitchell .... singer
Victor Pesavento .... music preparation
Natalie Ragins .... musician
Peter Rotter .... music contractor
Tim Simonec .... conductor
Linnea Snyder .... music preparation
Curt Sobel .... supervising music editor
Mervyn Warren .... music arranger
Mervyn Warren .... music producer
Scott Frankfurt .... musician: drum programming (uncredited)
Scott Frankfurt .... musician: drums & percussion (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Sheri Blount .... driver: set dec
Robert Brubaker .... transportation
Arthur C. Chesser .... driver
Terry 'KJ' Day .... stakebed driver
Pamela Hovies .... driver
Lewis Jones Jr. .... driver
Dan J. Latham II .... driver
Norman J. Morton .... driver
Jack Prince .... camera car driver
Kim Smallwood .... transportation office coordinator
Randy Southerland .... transportation captain
Timothy Stephens .... driver: honeywagon
Hank Van Apeldoorn .... driver: grip truck
Tim J. Walters .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Gaytra Arnold .... second assistant accountant
Tammy Arnold .... dialect coach
David M. Atkinson .... first assistant accountant
Jp Author .... production assistant
Marvin Baldwin Jr. .... male stand-in
Stephanie Beman .... key craft service
Elias Benavidez .... production secretary: second unit
Christopher Billig .... main title design
LaWanda Black .... crew
Micaela Brown .... staff production coordinator
Selena Carrillo .... production coordinator: second unit
Donna M. Chambers .... law enforcement
Chip Clanton .... production secretary
Chad Clark .... post production accountant
Michelle Coppins .... payroll assistant
Anthony J. Davis .... office assistant
Shelby Davis .... additional craft service
Erin Douglass .... production assistant
Justin Dybowski .... set production assistant
D.R. Farquharson .... project manager: Deluxe Digital Cinema
Richard Franceschini .... production resources executive
Erin G. Fuller .... key assistant location manager (as Erin G. Fisher)
David Fulton .... unit publicist
Larry Gilbert .... police security
Judd Greener .... production assistant
Jennifer Griffin .... location assistant
Nick Grimm .... assistant: Mr. Johnson & Mr. Kosove
Caleb Hinshaw .... location assistant
Kyle Hinshaw .... assistant location manager
Heath Howard .... production coordinator
Tavars Jazz .... stand-in (as Kevin McKinney)
Robin Rk Kempf .... additional production assistant
Sam Khatchadour .... additional first assistant accountant
Danielle King .... set production assistant
Jessie Sasser Kloos .... production assistant (as Jessie Daniel)
Andrea Laing .... stand-in
Duncan Lamberson .... craft service
Alphonse A. Lambert Jr. .... stand-in
Michele Lynch .... choreographer
Richard Lyons .... theatrical consultant: Queen Latifah
Maggie Martin .... lead payroll accountant
Mary E. Martin .... craft service assistant
Grahame Ménage .... mural artist
JT Panzarella .... assistant location manager
Ethan Patterson .... stand in/photo double
Jon Privett .... additional craft service
Patrick Rofoli .... assistant: Mr. Bourne
Rebecca Rogers .... additional set production assistant
Ryan Schaetzle .... location manager
Bryan Seaver .... artist security
Robert Severance .... police security
Amanda Simon .... additional set production assistant
Gene Michael Smith .... additional production assistant
Michael C. Smith .... police coordinator
Sasha Spencer .... assistant: Mr. Kosove and Mr. Johnson
Brian Sutherin .... set production assistant
Stan Swofford .... set medic
Edwanna Tabb .... assistant production office coordinator
Charles A. Tamburro .... aerial coordinator / helicopter pilot
Kai Thorup .... location scout
Beau Turpin .... assistant: Mr. Nathanson
Jaren Vine .... production controller
Laura von Herrmann .... travel coordinator
Tara Wescott .... stand-in
Anne Wilson .... production accountant
Britney Young .... production assistant: second unit
Paul Bednarz .... set medic: day player (uncredited)
Will Freeman .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jay Johnson .... title designer (uncredited)
 

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Rated PG-13 for some language including a sexual reference
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USA:118 min
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Certification:
Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Ireland:PG | Japan:G | Malaysia:PG-13 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | UK:PG | USA:PG-13 (certificate #47079)
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Trivia:
Shipped to theaters under the code name "Choir Practice".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During "Man in the Mirror", Olivia walks to the left, is then pictured back in the middle before the shot shows her back to the left.See more »
Quotes:
[from trailer]
G.G. Sparrow:Well, I am who I am.
Vi Rose Hill:Well, maybe you were... five procedures ago!
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Soundtrack:
From Here To The Moon and BackSee more »

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18 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Not nearly so bad as some of the reviews might lead you to believe, 15 January 2012
Author: mrsluggy2001 from United States

Yes, the script was mighty thin in places and tried to tackle way too many subjects in too short a period of time (the poor economy, marriage struggles, death, teenage angst/rebellion, teenage love, etc., etc.), but despite its flaws this movie provided some fine musical entertainment, and pretty much delivered on its goal of being an uplifting movie-going experience.

I attended this movie with my senior citizen mom and my tween daughter, and all of us found some things to enjoy about this flick. There were some laughs, some moving plot points, some great musical numbers, and some fine performances, particularly on the part of the younger cast members. Some days you are just looking for some softball, "feel good" entertainment rather than a darker or more weighty film. This movie fits the bill if you're in the mood for some harmless, mostly mindless, fluffy entertainment.

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