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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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Bryan Barber

Writer:

Bryan Barber
1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
André Benjamin ... Percival Jenkins
Big Boi ... Rooster (as Antwan A. Patton)
Paula Patton ... Angel Davenport
Terrence Howard ... Trumpy
Faizon Love ... Sunshine Ace
Malinda Williams ... Zora
Cicely Tyson ... Mother Hopkins
Macy Gray ... Taffy
Ben Vereen ... Percy Senior
Paula Jai Parker ... Rose
Bobb'e J. Thompson ... Young Rooster
Patti LaBelle ... The Real Angel Davenport
Ving Rhames ... Spats
Jackie Long ... Monk S. Dupois
Oscar Dillon ... 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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

My Life in Idlewild See more »

Filming Locations:

North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Paula Patton openly admitted that she's not a singer. She sang a few riffs for her audition, but aside from the scene in which her character and Percival rehearse for her first stage performance, she didn't sing in the movie. Debra Killings did the rest of her character's singing. 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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Crazy Credits

The credits play over a musical dance number by Percival See more »

Connections

References The Cotton Club (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

On the Way to Heaven
(Instrumental)
Written by André Benjamin and Kevin Kendrick
Performed by André Benjamin (as André 3000)
Courtesy of LaFace Records/Zomba Label Group
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Entertaining anachronism
26 August 2006 | by robwicksSee all my reviews

Considering the fact that this was a movie starring two rappers, I wasn't expecting much. I was very pleasantly surprised. Outkast aren't just any old rappers, as their fans could no doubt inform you. Most of their material, even though much of it is anachronistic for a film set in the 1930s, nonetheless, fit the movie quite well. Some of the pieces, of course, aren't rap. Indeed, Andre 3000 might as well no longer be called a rapper, considering the breadth of his material. The plot was surprisingly well thought out. It had a certain symmetry, yet was not completely predictable. I enjoyed the whole thing, and didn't have to close my eyes thinking "this is so stupid" all through the film.


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