Honeydripper

Honeydripper

DVD - 2008
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1950, rural Alabama. It's a make-or-break weekend for the Honeydripper Lounge and its owner Tyrone "Pine Top" Purvis. Deep in debt, Tyrone is desperate to lure the young cotton pickers and local Army base recruits into his juke joint and away from the rival club across the way. He lays off his regular talent and hires the famous electric guitar player, Guitar Sam, for a one night only gig. When the train arrives, Guitar Sam is no where to be found. Tyrone makes a deal with the sheriff to release Sonny, a kid who hopped off a freight car and turned up at the club. Tyrone cleans Sonny up and launches a last ditch scheme to pass off the young guitar picker as Guitar Sam. When Sonny takes the stage and launches into his first scalding electric licks, Tyrone will learn if its lights out for the Honeydripper or if his luck has changed.

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JackPurcell
Nov 01, 2015

Music enthusiasts will love this one.

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EMP_0
Dec 29, 2014

I enjoyed the movie and a reminder to all, of what those who abuse their authority do to others and just how wrong it is to judge a book by its cover;the guy who played guitar and everyone rejected in the beginning, was actually the one who saved the lounge from shutting down.
Sometimes people really need to look at themselves in the mirror and readjust their attitude.

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bstudent
Jun 02, 2012

drama, family friendly, moves well, good story.

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kwarah
Nov 15, 2011

LOVELY sceneries, BEUTIFUL CHARMING FILM & Execellent endeavor of a man & music, ressurecting a deamed society from eternal deminse, exposing human exploitation by wicked system.

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MeganM
Dec 27, 2009

Unfortunately I found this movie to be really slow. The music doesn't really get good till the last 15 minutes, by which point you don't care anymore. Great actors in a poorly paced movie!

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