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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... 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)  »

Also Known As:

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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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

Flask: Well, you know how that old saying goes, 'What goes around, comes around'!
Rooster: What do you know? You just a stupid-ass flask anyway.
Flask: Stupid? You're the one talking to a flask.
Rooster: I gotta stop drinkin' this shit.
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The credits play over a musical dance number by Percival See more »

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References The Cotton Club (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

When I Look in Your Eyes
Written by Kevin Kendrick
Performed by Outkast
Courtesy of LaFace Records/Zomba Label Group
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shame, shame, shame
22 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

Here we have the most creative Hip Hop/Rap duo teaming with one of the most creative music video directors on a very good film. I can't believe people aren't seeing this movie...especially black folks. We support some of the most drab and unimaginative crap in music and film but won't support good art. (Maybe it needs more violence or ass shaking in it.)

Anyways, Idlewild has a great story, great music, and highly creative camera work and directing. The acting isn't excellent, but it does not detract from the film. I look forward to seeing more work from Mr. Barber. I wish there were more black filmmakers like him and more music artists like Outkast. Let's move forward people.


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