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Bojangles (2001)

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The life of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, African-American tap-dancing star of stage and screen.

Director:

Joseph Sargent

Writers:

Richard Wesley, Robert Johnson (as Robert P. Johnson) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gregory Hines ... Bojangles
Peter Riegert ... Marty
Kimberly Elise ... Fannie
Maria Ricossa ... Rae
Savion Glover ... Newcomer
Linette Doherty ... Elaine (as Linette Robinson)
Jonathan Higgins ... Zanuck
Lea Marie Golde Lea Marie Golde ... Shirley
Novie Edwards ... Clarissa
Jackie Richardson Jackie Richardson ... Bedella
Caliaf St. Aubin Caliaf St. Aubin ... Luther (as Caliaf St. Aubyn)
Aaron Meeks Aaron Meeks ... William (Young Percy)
Donovon Ian H. McKnight Donovon Ian H. McKnight ... Lem (as Donovon Hunter McKnight)
Philip Akin Philip Akin ... Williamson
Arnold Pinnock ... Lincoln
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The life of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, African-American tap-dancing star of stage and screen.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

tap dancing | based on book | See All (2) »

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The dancing was real. The smile was not. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 2001 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby (Dolby Surround)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

"Bojangles" was a left foot lead tap dancer, whereas Gregory Hines was a right foot lead tap dance. Hines had to learn tap with his left foot first, which is highlighted at the end of the movie when there is a side-by-side comparison of the two doing "Bojangles" specialty, the dancing staircase. See more »

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Interesting, entertaining, and copasetic.
6 February 2001 | by =G=See all my reviews

"Bojangles" tells the story of legendary hoofer Bill Robinson who tapped his way to stardom and success as America's highest paid black entertainer only to die penniless. Hines brings charisma, charm, and lots of great tappin' to the title role in this polished and sanitized biography. A fun watch especially for those who love tappin'.


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