Bojangles (film)

Bojangles
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Based onMr. Bojangles: The Biography of Bill Robinson book by James Haskins and N.R. Mitgang
Written byRichard Wesley
Robert P. Johnson
Directed byJoseph Sargent
StarringGregory Hines
Peter Riegert
Kimberly Elise
Maria Ricossa
Savion Glover
Music byTerence Blanchard
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production
Executive producersGregory Hines
Robert Riesenberg
Fran Saperstein
Richard Vane
ProducerLaurie Mirsky
CinematographyDonald M. Morgan
EditorB.J. Sears
Running time101 minutes
Production companyMGM Television
Release
Original networkShowtime
Original releaseFebruary 4, 2001 (2001-02-04)

Bojangles is a 2001 American made-for-television biographical drama film that chronicles the life of entertainer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson (1878–1949). Robinson is played by Gregory Hines, who also served as an executive producer. Bojangles was produced by Darrick Productions and MGM Television for the Showtime premium cable network.

Synopsis

Starting with Robinson's funeral, including what looks like archival footage of the event, the film then plays out the biography in a straightforward manner as a flashback, both in color and black-and-white.

Cast

Awards

Nominations

  • Emmy Awards (2001) [3]
    • Gregory Hines – Outstanding Lead Actor
    • Henry LeTang – Outstanding Choreography
  • Image Awards (2002)
    • Outstanding Movie
    • Kimberly Elise – Outstanding Lead Actress
  • Golden Reel Award (2002) [4]
    • Best Sound Editing
  • Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002) [5]
    • Gregory Hines – Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor

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