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One Night in Miami (2020)

R | | Drama | 8 January 2021 (USA)
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One Night in Miami is a fictional account of one incredible night where icons Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown gathered discussing their roles in the civil rights movement and cultural upheaval of the 60s.

Director:

Regina King

Writers:

Kemp Powers (screenplay by), Kemp Powers (based on the stage play "One Night In Miami..." by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kingsley Ben-Adir ... Malcolm X
Eli Goree ... Cassius Clay
Aldis Hodge ... Jim Brown
Leslie Odom Jr. ... Sam Cooke
Lance Reddick ... Kareem X
Christian Magby ... Jamaal
Joaquina Kalukango ... Betty X
Nicolette Robinson ... Barbara Cooke
Michael Imperioli ... Angelo Dundee
Lawrence Gilliard Jr. ... Drew 'Bundini' Brown
Derek Roberts ... Jerome X
Beau Bridges ... Mr. Carlton
Emily Bridges ... Emily Carlton
Amondre D. Jackson ... L.C. Cooke
Jerome A. Wilson ... Elijah Muhammad (as Jerome Wilson)

'One Night in Miami' Cast Talks Representation on Screen

Regina King, director of One Night in Miami, and stars Aldis Hodge, Leslie Odom Jr., Eli Goree, and Kingsley Ben-Adir share the first time they saw themselves reflected on screen. They dive deep into the actors and roles that inspired them, and what they hope audiences will take away from their ground-breaking film.

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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 ...

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Drama

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Rated R for language throughout | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Events in this film take place February 1964. Sam Cooke was shot to death December 11, 1964 in a bizarre motel incident. See more »

Goofs

At the very start of the movie the boxing match is credited as taking place at "Wembley Park". The arena is actually called Wembley Stadium. Wembley Park is the name of one of the London Underground (tube) stations that serves the stadium. See more »

Quotes

Sam Cooke: It's time to take this party to the Fountainbleu, Whoo!
[starts singing]
Sam Cooke: Havin' a party...
Malcolm X: You've obviously forgotten, brother Cassius no longer drinks.
Sam Cooke: And you obviously haven't smelled his breath in the last hour.
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Soundtracks

Jesus Wash Away My Troubles
Written by Sam Cooke
Performed by Leslie Odom Jr.
Published by ABKCO Music Inc.
Courtesy of Hampton King Louisiana Productions, LLC
By arrangement with ABKCO Music & Records, Inc.
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Strong debut film!
14 September 2020 | by evanhorn-97618See all my reviews

A stylish and promising debut from Regina King. While not as constantly engaging as I was hoping, it still features brilliant performances all around and some of the strongest directing I've seen all year; I would love to see the Oscar winning actress become an Oscar nominated director!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 January 2021 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

One Night in Miami See more »

Filming Locations:

Thibodaux, Louisiana, USA See more »

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2.39 : 1
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