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Honeydripper [videorecording] /

by Renzi, Maggie; Sayles, John; Abrams, Eric; Clark, Gary, Jr; Dacosta, Yaya; Dutton, Charles S; Edwards, Daryl; Glover, Danny; Hall, Albert; Curtis-Hall, Vondie; Hamilton, Lisa Gay; Jennings, Brent; John, Mable; Keach, Stacy; McFadden, Davenia; Mitchell, Kel; Keb' Mo' (Musician); Santiago-Hudson, Ruben; Shaw, Eddie; Steenburgen, Mary; Thomas, Sean Patrick; Williams, Arthur Lee; Wright, Tom; Screen Media Films (Firm); Anarchists' Convention (Firm); Emerging Pictures (Firm); Rainforest Films (Firm); Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: [New York] : Screen Media Films, 2008Description: 1 videodisc (124 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Language note: English dialogue with optional Spanish subtitles; English captions.Title notes: $19.99 7/20/2008BRA $19.99 7/20/2008Other title: Honey dripper.Subject(s): DVD-Video discs | Nightclubs -- Alabama -- Drama | Lounge music -- Drama | Guitar music -- Alabama -- Drama | Debt -- Alabama -- Drama | Alabama -- Drama | Night clubs, cabarets, etc. -- Alabama -- Drama | Lounge music -- Drama | Guitar music -- Alabama -- Drama | Debt -- Alabama -- Drama | Alabama -- Drama | Feature films | Musical films | Melodrama | Musical -- Feature | Melodrama -- Feature | Ethnic -- Feature | Feature films | Musical films | MelodramaCast: Eric Abrams, Gary Clark Jr., Yaya Dacosta, Charles S. Dutton, Daryl Edwards, Danny Glover, Albert Hall, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Brent Jennings, Dr. Mable John, Stacy Keach, Davenia McFadden, Kel Mitchell, Keb 'Mo,' Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Eddie Shaw, Mary Steenburgen, Sean Patrick Thomas, Arthur Lee Williams, Tom Wright.Summary: 1950, rural Alabama. It's a make-or-break weekend for the Honeydripper Lounge and its owner Tyrone "Pine Top" Purvis. Deep in debt, Tyrone is desperate to lure the young cotton pickers and local Army base recruits into his juke joint and away from the rival club across the way. He lays off his regular talent and hires the famous electric guitar player, Guitar Sam, for a one night only gig. When the train arrives, Guitar Sam is no where to be found. Tyrone makes a deal with the sheriff to release Sonny, a kid who hopped off a freight car and turned up at the club. Tyrone cleans Sonny up and launches a last ditch scheme to pass off the young guitar picker as Guitar Sam. When Sonny takes the stage and launches into his first scalding electric licks, Tyrone will learn if its lights out for the Honeydripper or if his luck has changed.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Tyrone (Danny Glover) is the proprietor of the Honeydripper juke joint. When business at the once-popular club begins to trail off and Tyrone hires unpredictable electric guitarist Sonny (Gary Clark Jr.) against his better judgment, Tyrone's last-ditch bid to draw in crowds during harvest time has surprising results that neither desperate Tyrone nor the ambitious Sonny could have ever anticipated. Blues guitarist Keb' Mo' co-stars in the film, which was written and directed by John Sayles. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

$19.99 7/20/2008

BRA $19.99 7/20/2008

Originally produced as a motion picture in 2007.

DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, DVD-9, single-sided.

English dialogue with optional Spanish subtitles; English captions.

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Eric Abrams, Gary Clark Jr., Yaya Dacosta, Charles S. Dutton, Daryl Edwards, Danny Glover, Albert Hall, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Brent Jennings, Dr. Mable John, Stacy Keach, Davenia McFadden, Kel Mitchell, Keb 'Mo,' Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Eddie Shaw, Mary Steenburgen, Sean Patrick Thomas, Arthur Lee Williams, Tom Wright.

Cinematographer, Dick Pope ; music composed by, Mason Daring ; costume designer, Hope Hanafin ; production designer, Toby Corbett.

MPAA rating: PG-13; for brief violence and some suggestive material.

1950, rural Alabama. It's a make-or-break weekend for the Honeydripper Lounge and its owner Tyrone "Pine Top" Purvis. Deep in debt, Tyrone is desperate to lure the young cotton pickers and local Army base recruits into his juke joint and away from the rival club across the way. He lays off his regular talent and hires the famous electric guitar player, Guitar Sam, for a one night only gig. When the train arrives, Guitar Sam is no where to be found. Tyrone makes a deal with the sheriff to release Sonny, a kid who hopped off a freight car and turned up at the club. Tyrone cleans Sonny up and launches a last ditch scheme to pass off the young guitar picker as Guitar Sam. When Sonny takes the stage and launches into his first scalding electric licks, Tyrone will learn if its lights out for the Honeydripper or if his luck has changed.

Special features: Cast and filmmaker interviews; Director's commentary; Behind the scenes.

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