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?
Events in this film take place February 1964. Sam Cooke
was shot to death December 11, 1964 in a bizarre motel incident. See more
Jim Brown pronounces W.E.B. DuBois' last name in the French manner ("Dew-bwa"). But DuBois' name comes from the Dutch, and is pronounced "Dew-boyss". See more
Everybody talks about wantin' a piece of the pie, well I don't. I want the goddamn recipie!
References Rio Conchos
You Send Me
Written by Sam Cooke
Performed by Leslie Odom Jr.
Published by ABCKO Music Inc.
Courtesy of Hampton King Louisiana Productions, LLC
By arrangement with ABKCO Music & Records, Inc. See more