Set in the Prohibition-era, a speakeasy performer and club manager Rooster must contend with gangsters who have their eyes on the club.
Production Year: 2006
August 17, 2013 14:30 (KSA) ~ August 17, 2013 13:30 (CLT)
Rooster, the lead singer at a raucous, high-class all-black club called Church, is best friends with Percival, the shy piano player.
Trumpy is a vicious underling of Rooster's bootlegger father.
Meanwhile, a beautiful singer comes to town and Percival finds himself falling in love.
But it’s much to his terror, as he's afraid to leave the small community of Idlewild for the big city: Chicago, her next stop.
As Rooster prepares for a showdown with Trumpy, Percival faces his fears, the band heats up, and the guns and songs come out for a big final night at the Church.
Rating: R for violence, sexuality, nudity and language
- Macy Gray
- Antwan Andre "Big Boi" Patton
- André Benjamin
- Cicely Tyson
- Ving Rhames
- Terrence Howard
- Faizon Love
- Patti LaBelle
- Paula Patton
Directed by:Bryan Barber