All Genres: Documentary
Release Year: 2008
Languages: English, French
Director: Jeffrey Levy-Hinte
Sound: Dolby Digital
Writing by: Chris Chow – (screenplay)
Kenji Kamiyama – character
Katsuya Terada – character
Produced by: Leon Gast – producer
Jeffrey Levy-Hinte – producer
David Sonenberg – producer
Cast: Muhammad Ali – Himself (archive footage)
James Brown – Himself (archive footage)
Celia Cruz – Herself (archive footage)
B.B. King – Himself (archive footage)
Don King – Himself (archive footage)
Miriam Makeba – Herself
Music: Clint Mansell
Official Website: Visit Website
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Plot: A documentary on the legendary soul music concert staged in Kinshasa, Zaire in 1974.
Beth Cooper:”>shopping at a convenience store, picks up bag of Suzie-Q's] Suzie-Q's, yum!
Denis Cooverman: My mom says yum.
Beth Cooper:”>seductively] Yum.
Denis Cooverman: Not like that.
Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
High school photos of the principal cast and crew are shown with their names in the end credits.
Goofs: We know about 3 goofs. Here comes one of them:
Continuity: When Kevin first starts messing with Denis after graduation, his Class A jacket has the PFC rank insignia on it (one chevron, one rocker), but in the scene after he picks him up to fix him up, his insignia is PV2 (just the one chevron). In the next scene, it's back to PFC.
Trivia: There are 3 entries in the trivia list – like these:
- The high school in the movie, Buffalo Glenn High School, is based on writer Larry Doyle's hometown of Buffalo Grove High School.
- There is a mention of Harpers Community College in the movie. This is a reference to Harper College, the community college from writer Larry Doyle's home town.
- In the afterword to the book this film was based on, author Larry Doyle admitted he initially conceived this story as a movie. When he was unable to generate interest, he published the story as a novel. It subsequently generated enough popularity to spark interest in adapting it for film, and Doyle was invited to write the screenplay.