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Idlewild (2006)

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Release Date
• USA: Aug 25, 2006

Budget USD 15,000,000
BoxOffice: $12.5M

Official Website:
Idlewild Website

MPAA Rating
Rated R for violence, sexuality, nudity and language.

Running Time
1 hour, 30 minutes

Country USA

Production Companies
Forensic Films, HBO Films, Mosaic Media Group

Studio Universal Pictures

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Other Titles
• Idlewild (2006)
• Speakerboxxx
• Untitled OutKast Project
• My Life in Idlewild

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Genre: Crime, Romance, Drama, Musical

Plot: In the 1930s American South, there was one spot that served as a haven—a place of prayer for the weary, joy for the hopeful and music for the masses. All were welcome to come and find the Lord as they walked into church on Sunday mornings. When the good and righteous built these houses of worship, however, they did ask guests to leave a few things at the door, namely: cussing, liquor, fast women, gambling and guns. And that was the part of the sermon to which Rooster just didn’t pay attention. In his nightclub called “Church,” there was only one story to tell…one in the key of cool. Welcome to Idlewild, Georgia. Welcome to Church.

In Idlewild, players gather nightly at Church, with childhood friends—who grew up on opposite sides of the tracks—Rooster and Percival playing two key roles at the club. Soft-spoken and reserved mortician Percival sees playing piano at the nightclub as welcome respite from the doldrums of working in his overbearing father’s (BEN VEREEN) funeral home. One night in Church, Percival meets the latest celebrity to tour the South, the ethereal Angel (PAULA PATTON). Percival falls head over heels in love with the ingénue and is faced with a choice: stay or leave his oppressive father behind and pursue his dreams of becoming a song-and-dance man in the big

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 Directed by
Bryan Barber
Holy War
 Written by
Bryan Barber
Holy War
Andre 3000
Be Cool, Four Brothers, Hollywood Homicide
Cicely Tyson
Fried Green Tomatoes, Madea's Family Reunion, Diary of a Mad Black Woman
Macy Gray
Training Day, Domino, Lackawanna Blues
Paula Jai Parker
Phone Booth, Friday, High Crimes
Patti LaBelle
A Soldier's Story, Richard Pryor: Live in Concert, Sing
Ving Rhames
Pulp Fiction, Mission: Impossible II, Mission: Impossible
Big Boi
ATL, Whasango, MTV Icon: Janet Jackson
 Music By
John Debney
Sin City, The Passion of the Christ, Bruce Almighty

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