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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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
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
It's time to take this party to the Fountainbleu, Whoo!
Havin' a party...
You've obviously forgotten, brother Cassius no longer drinks.
And you obviously haven't smelled his breath in the last hour.
You're Always on My Mind
Written by J.W. Alexander
Performed by Johnnie Morisette
Published by ABKCO Music Inc.
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