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One Night in Miami (2020)

R | | Drama | 8 January 2021 (USA)
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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.


Regina King


Kemp Powers (screenplay by), Kemp Powers (based on the stage play "One Night In Miami..." by)
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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 37 wins & 143 nominations. See more awards »





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)

Meet the 'One Night in Miami' Cast

Get to know Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge, Leslie Odom Jr. and more One Night in Miami stars with behind-the-scenes shots on set with director Regina King, and more photos.

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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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Did You Know?


Director Regina King and actor Beau Bridges both appeared in Jerry Maguire (1996) but didn't share any scenes. See more »


Sam Cooke talks about the Valentinos reaching #94 on the charts with "It's All Over Now" and the Rolling Stones' cover of the song hitting #1 in the UK. But both of these happened months after the night where the scene takes place. See more »


Jim Brown: I am Jim motherfucking Brown!
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Written by Tito Puente
Performed by Tito Puente And His Orchestra featuring Vincentito Valdes
Published by Judson Music administered by ABKCO Music Inc.
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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Solid discussion of the responsibility of influence
24 January 2021 | by princesstossaSee all my reviews

Set against the 1960s and Ali's victory, four influential Black men meet in a motel room and talk about the role of civil rights, their responsibility of influence, how to fight, how to win, what does power mean. How all four men wielded their power different and the 'right way'

The conversation between Sam and 'Clay' in the car got me. The conversation of power to exist without constraint. Got me. 65 years and what these men dream haven't been fully realized.

'We aren't weapons' And the gut punch on the porch took my breath And Odon's voice

7.5 It was limited as a film as it was play first and seemed like Ma Rainey to have existed best like that. Still excellent but doesn't transfer seemlessly.

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Release Date:

8 January 2021 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Thibodaux, Louisiana, USA See more »

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2.39 : 1
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