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Idlewild (2006)

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A musical set in the Prohibition-era American South, where a speakeasy performer and club manager Rooster must contend with gangsters who have their eyes on the club while his piano player ... See full summary »

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1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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... Percival Jenkins
... Rooster (as Antwan A. Patton)
... Angel Davenport
... Trumpy
... Sunshine Ace
... Zora
... Mother Hopkins
... Taffy
... Percy Senior
... Rose
... Young Rooster
... The Real Angel Davenport
... Spats
... Monk S. Dupois
... Bobo
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A musical set in the Prohibition-era American South, where a speakeasy performer and club manager Rooster must contend with gangsters who have their eyes on the club while his piano player and partner Percival must choose between his love, Angel or his obligations to his father. Written by CCC

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Rated R for violence, sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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25 August 2006 (USA)  »

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My Life in Idlewild  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,745,780, 27 August 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$12,549,485, 1 October 2006
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2.35 : 1
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Paula Jai Parker and Terrence Howard previously started in Hustle & Flow (2005). See more »

Goofs

Rooster's first big song starts with the camera on Percival playing the piano. A few seconds later, Rooster dances around the stage and no one is at the piano. See more »

Quotes

Trumpy: [Out of breath] What... was... that... you... told... me... Spatz? Never... never... bring... a... knife... to... a... gun... fight?
Trumpy: You son of a bitch jackass
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The credits play over a musical dance number by Percival See more »

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Featured in Music Movies: Idlewild (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Drunken Rooster
Written by Paul Rabjohns
Performed by Paul Rabjohns and Larry Lunetta
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It's Chicago meets Cabaret
23 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

This movie is one of the best musical films I had ever seen. This film makes you wanna see this film over and over and over again. It dosen't matter if you hate Outkast, this film will make you love them and their music they play. Byran Barber's directing of the idea he chose this picture is excellent and even though he's a music video director, he still makes it a great film. If you want to see this film with your kids, then it's better if you make sure that they will be mature about nudity.

This film is a beautifully made film and I believe that this film should at least win an Oscar for their main song by Outkast, I don't know the name, but it has a catchy tune. GREAT FILM 10/10


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