Honeydripper Image
Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

Summary: It's 1950, and it's a make-or-break weekend for Tyrone Purvis (Danny Glover), the proprietor of the Honeydripper Lounge. Deep in debt, Tyrone is desperate to bring back the crowds that used to come to his place. He decides to lay off his longtime blues singer Bertha Mae and announces that he has hired a famous guitar player, Guitar Sam, for a one-night-only gig in order to save the club. Into town drifts Sonny Blake, a young man with nothing to his name but big dreams and the guitar case in his hand. Rejected by Tyrone when he applies to play at the Honeydripper, he is intercepted by the corrupt local sheriff, arrested for vagrancy, and rented out as an unpaid cotton picker to the highest bidder. But when Tyrone's ace-in-the-hole fails to materialize at the train station, his desperation leads him back to Sonny and the strange, wire-dangling object in his guitar case. The Honeydripper Lounge is all set to play its part in rock and roll history. (Emerging Pictures)
Runtime: 124 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for brief violence and some suggestive material.
Production: Anarchist's Convention Films
Genres: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Jun 24, 2008
Director Credit
John Sayles Director
Writer Credit
John Sayles Written By
Cast Credit
Absalom Adams Lonnie
Arthur Lee Williams Metalmouth Sims
Charles S. Dutton Maceo
Danny Glover Tyrone Purvis
Daryl Edwards Shack Thomas
Davenia McFadden Nadine
Gary Clark Jr. Sonny
Lisa Gay Hamilton Delilah
Mable John Bertha Mae
Nagee Clay Scratch
Ruben Santiago-Hudson Stokely
Sean Patrick Thomas Dex
Stacy Keach Sheriff
Vondie Curtis-Hall Slick
Yaya DaCosta China Doll
Producer Credit
Ira Deutchman Associate Producer
Maggie Renzi Producer
Mark Wynns Associate Producer
Susan Kirr Associate Producer
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