Set on the night of February 25, 1964, "One Night in Miami" follows a young, brash Cassius Clay as he emerges from the Miami Beach Convention Center the new Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World. Against all odds, he defeated Sonny Liston and shocked the sports world. While crowds of people swarm Miami Beach to celebrate the match, Clay - unable to stay on the island because of Jim Crow-era segregation laws - spends the evening at the Hampton House Motel in Miami's African American Overtown neighborhood celebrating with three of his closest friends: Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown. During this historic evening, these icons, who each were the very representation of the Pre-Black Power Movement and felt the social pressure their cross-over celebrity brought, shared their thoughts with each other about their responsibilities as influencers, standing up, defending their rights and moving the country forward to equality and empowerment for all black people. The next morning, the ...
Did You Know?
One thing added into the movie from the play was that Malcolm X had a love of photography. Famous photographer Gordon Parks described Malcolm X as using the camera to take evidence. The closing shot was based on a picture Malcolm X took of Ali. See more
The film shows Malcolm watching Sam Cooke performing live on TV while he and his family are in a motel after their house is firebombed. But Malcolm's house was firebombed in February of 1965, two months after Sam Cooke was killed. See more
[regarding the ice cream in the motel room
Well, what flavor is it?
Well, we have vanilla, Jimmy...
[pulls a second carton out of the freezer
How's that for irony?
Last time I checked, Brother Sam, vanilla was your flavor of choice.
Written by Sam Cooke
and Charles Cooke
Performed by Leslie Odom Jr. See more