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PG-13| 2 hr. 3 min.

Plot Summary
Faced with mounting debts and stiff competition from a rival nightclub and its newfangled jukebox, small-town Alabama club owner Tyrone Purvis (Danny Glover) and his partner Maceo (Charles S. Dutton) book rhythm-and-blues star Guitar Sam to save their failing venue, the Honeydripper. But when Sam doesn't show up on the appointed day, Tyrone must resort to increasingly desperate measures in his struggle to secure a last-minute replacement and keep the Honeydripper from closing its doors.

Cast: Danny Glover , Lisa Gay Hamilton , Yaya DaCosta , Charles S. Dutton , Vondie Curtis Hall , Gary Clark Jr. , Stacy Keach , Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Director: John Sayles

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Emerging Pictures

Honeydripper (2007)

Release Date: February 1st, 2008|2 hr. 3 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The subtlety is the beauty of it. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    In its first half, Honeydripper trickles. In its second, it really flows. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Like previous films by the literary-minded auteur John Sayles, Honeydripper takes forever to develop its characters, its period and its location. But once it's done all that, the payoffs are rich. show more

  • May 22, 2008 STUART
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    Just saw this film today at the Palm Springs International Film Festival and it is a huge hit. Definitely will be in the Best of Fest. Wonderful music, story, and Danny Glover is great and this film should be one of the best films of 2008. FOUR STARSStuart Goldfine

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