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Kingdom Come (2001)

A group of old family members bands together when a despicable family member thankfully expires.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ray Bud Slocumb
... Charisse Slocumb
... Lucille Slocumb
... Marguerite Slocumb
... Junior Slocumb
... Juanita Slocumb
... Rev. Beverly H. Hooker
... Royce Slocumb
... Raynelle Slocumb
... Clyde Kincade
Masasa Moyo ... Delightful Slocumb (as Masasa)
... Antoine Depew
Patrice Moncell ... Merline Depew
... Charles Winslow
... Bernice Talbert


This family has issues! When mean and surly Bud Slocumb keels over at breakfast, his family gathers for the wake and funeral: long-suffering widow Raynelle, unemployed son Junior who's cheating on his wife Charisse, son Ray Bud who holds a job and has a loving wife, Lucille, but struggles with alcoholism and with their difficulty having children. There's younger daughter Delightful, who constantly eats; religious Aunt Marguerite and her wayward son Royce; and, there's Juanita, their wealthy cousin's wife. They all descend on the town of Lula, struggle to say something nice about Bud, and face the challenge of sorting out their relationships with the living. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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They're not perfect, but they are family.


Comedy | Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 April 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Békés családi tűzfészek  »

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Box Office


$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,562,284, 15 April 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$23,247,539, 19 August 2001
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Based on the play "Dearly Departed." See more »


When Jumior goes to get Charice a Pepsi he goes to the Lula Liquor store but he sees the Sorry we're closed sign, so he leaves. Later Raybud is seen in front of the same Lula Liquor store and it's open for business and the door is open. See more »


Royce: Look, Mama, you right, okay? Them unemployment checks ain't gonna keep comin' in. I know you don't think I think about that, but I do. And when they do stop comin' in, I'ma go ahead on an' find me a nice gal... a good Christian gal... gon' 'head on an' settle down. Quit all this foolishness. Mama, I know you always wanted grandbabies. You always said that. Figure I'd gon' and have me a couple a' kids. One or two of 'em...
[Royce's mother smiles]
Royce: ...so I can get on welfare.
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Try Me
Written by Kirk Franklin
Performed by the cast with Ashley Guilbert, Shanika Leeks and Candy West
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outstanding film!
22 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

This movie was outstanding. It was very funny, and very similar to the play. It only added or changed dialog in a few places, and it was always an improvement over the (already amazing)play.The cast was one of the if not the best ever assembled for a movie. LL Cool J is an even better actor than Rapper and gives an AMAZING performance. Jada Pinkett Smith is very talented and funny. As is the (always) hilarious Anthony Anderson. I could go on and on but there is no need- this classic film speaks for itself and in my opinion is one of the greatest movies ever made. (top 20 easily) (yes of all time). If you have not seen this you MUST see it immediately!

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