One Night in Miami is a 2020 American drama film directed by Regina King in her feature film directorial debut with a screenplay by Kemp Powers based on his stage play of the same name.
The film is about a fictional account of one incredible night where icons Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown gathered discussing their roles in the Civil Rights Movement and cultural upheaval of the 60s, celebrating Ali’s surprise title win over Sonny Liston.
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One Night in Miami stars Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge, and Leslie Odom Jr. in the lead roles, with Lance Reddick, Joaquina Kalukango, Nicolette Robinson, and Beau Bridges in supporting roles.
One Night in Miami Storyline
Set on the night of February 25, 1964, “One Night in Miami” follows a young, brash Cassius Clay as he emerges from the Miami Beach Convention Center the new Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World. Against all odds, he defeated Sonny Liston and shocked the sports world.
While crowds of people swarm Miami Beach to celebrate the match, Clay unable to stay on the island because of Jim Crow-era segregation laws decides to spend the evening at the Hampton House Motel in Miami’s African American Overtown neighborhood celebrating with three of his closest friends: Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown.
During this historic evening, these icons, who each were the very representation of the Pre-Black Power Movement and felt the social pressure their cross-over celebrity brought, shared their thoughts with each other about their responsibilities as influencers, standing up, defending their rights, and moving the country forward to equality and empowerment for all black people.
The film was released on September 7, 2020, in Venice and then on December 25, 2020, in the United States.
Check the movie’s official trailer using this link.
- Kingsley Ben-Adir as Malcolm X.
- Eli Goree as Cassius Clay.
- Aldis Hodge as Jim Brown.
- Leslie Odom Jr. as Sam Cooke.
- Lance Reddick as Brother Kareem.
- Christian Magby as Jamaal.
- Joaquina Kalukango as Betty X.
- Nicolette Robinson as Barbara Cooke.
- Michael Imperioli as Angelo Dundee.
- Lawrence Gilliard Jr. as Drew Bundini Brown.
- Beau Bridges as Mr. Carlton.
- Emily Bridges as Emily Carlton.
- Jeremy Pope as Jackie Wilson.
- Christopher Gorham as Johnny Carson.
- Jerome A. Wilson as Elijah Muhammad.
- Amondre D. Jackson as L.C. Cooke, Sam’s brother.
- Aaron D. Alexander as Sonny Liston.
- Randall Newsome as Myron Cohen.
- Alan Wells as Ed McMahon.
- Sean Monaghan as Henry Cooper.
- Regina King.
- Jess Wu Calder.
- Keith Calder.
- Jody Klein.
- Kemp Powers.
- One Night in Miami by Kemp Powers.
- Terence Blanchard.
- Tami Reiker.
- Tariq Anwar.
- Snoot Entertainment.
- Amazon Studios.
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