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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Rated R for language throughout | See all certifications »

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As noted in the writer's credit, this movie is based on the play "One Night In Miami..." by the screenwriter of this movie, Kemp Powers. See more »

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Can someone explain why Malcolm returns to the motel room with his Rolleiflex but then later in the same scene, and at the end of the film at the party, his camera is now an SLR See more »

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Malcolm X: [Quoting Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind"] 'How many roads must a man walk down before you call him a man?'
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Connections

References The Dirty Dozen (1967) See more »

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You're Always on My Mind
Written by J.W. Alexander
Performed by Johnnie Morisette
Published by ABKCO Music Inc.
Courtesy of ABKCO Music & Records, Inc.
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Dance like a butterfly...sting like a...bee-tter movie?
25 January 2021 | by mathiaswestmanSee all my reviews

I really liked the begining and the end. But it could have been a little bit shorter. it got to slow and flat in the middle. Overall, they found very good actors, who did great portraits of the main characters. And Odem Jr, wow - almost Identical singing to Sam Cooke(!). A Good movie, but theres something missing for it to be a really Good one! Its almost more as a "theatrical play" then a movie sometimes.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 January 2021 (USA) See more »

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One Night in Miami... See more »

Filming Locations:

Thibodaux, Louisiana, USA See more »

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2.39 : 1
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