Bojangles Poster

Release Date: 2001

DVD Release Date: February 19th, 2002

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary
Based on the life of tap-dancing legend Bill Robinson -- also known as Mr. Bojangles -- the film follows Robinson (Gregory Hines) as he climbs his way up the entertainment ladder from lowly vaudeville performer to one of the greatest black entertainers of his time. However, despite Robinson's meteoric rise and the support of his loyal agent, Marty Forkins (Peter Riegert), his compulsive gambling and love of women keep him from enjoying the success his talents have earned him.

Cast: Gregory Hines, Peter Riegert, Kimberly Elise, Maria Ricossa, Savion Glover, Linette Robinson, Jonathan Higgins, Lea Marie Golde

Director: Joseph Sargent

Genres: Biography

Keywords: Rise, Playful, Amusing, 1940s, Wife, New York City, Underdog, 1930s, Temptation, Moving

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)