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Kings of the Evening (2008)

PG
99 min | Drama

Homer Hobbs, home after two years in jail, discovers that life on the outside can be crueler than the back-breaking injustice of the chain gang. He returns to a bleak urban town caught in the depths of the Great Depression - no jobs, no ...See moreHomer Hobbs, home after two years in jail, discovers that life on the outside can be crueler than the back-breaking injustice of the chain gang. He returns to a bleak urban town caught in the depths of the Great Depression - no jobs, no prospects, no hope - where he is thrown together with four strangers, each struggling to survive as they scratch and scheme to dig their way out of poverty. Life is grim. But on Sunday nights, in a dingy hall in a forlorn neighborhood, the men of the ghetto piece together the finest attire their meager lives can beg, borrow or steal to compete in an underground contest like no other. The big winner will go home with the five dollar prize. The real prize - far less tangible, yet priceless - is the chance to feel like a king, if just for an evening. To men like these, the touch of a woman, the adulation of the crowd, the feel of a fine-looking suit are proof enough that a man might yet escape the debasement of the ghetto. And only one can emerge - King of the Evening. Written by Robert Page Jones See less
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$11,156
Gross (US & Canada)
$99,270
Gross (World)
$99,270
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Jan 31, 2008 (United States)

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53 cast members
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Tyson Beckford
Homer Hobbs Homer Hobbs   See fewer
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Glynn Turman
Clarence Brown Clarence Brown   See fewer
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Linara Washington
Lucy Waters Lucy Waters   See fewer
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Reginald T. Dorsey
Benny Potter Benny Potter   See fewer
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James Russo
Ramsey Ramsey   See fewer
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Bruce McGill
Wilfred Cheedle Wilfred Cheedle   See fewer
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Steven Williams
Mr. Gamba Mr. Gamba   See fewer
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Clyde Risley Jones
Reginald Crump (as Clyde Jones) Reginald Crump (as Clyde Jones)   See fewer
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Lou Myers
Counter Man Counter Man   See fewer
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Willard E. Pugh
Henry Nicholson Henry Nicholson   See fewer
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Tariq Alexander
Stanley Kluntz Stanley Kluntz   See fewer
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Paul Archer
Peddler Peddler   See fewer
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David Blackwell
Pawnbroker Pawnbroker   See fewer
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Tony Bottorff
Hiring foreman Hiring foreman   See fewer
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Tish Brandt
Sadie Bloom Sadie Bloom   See fewer
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Jana Camp
Genya Genya   See fewer
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JenelleRae Cardenas
Lady in Bar Lady in Bar   See fewer
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Terrence Flack
Anthony Johnson Anthony Johnson   See fewer
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Pablo Flores
Town Folk (as Pablo D. Flores) Town Folk (as Pablo D. Flores)   See fewer
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Ricky Green
Shirtless / Winning Boxer Shirtless / Winning Boxer   See fewer
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John Hambrick
Quarry Worker Quarry Worker   See fewer
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Tron Kendrick
Prisoner #3 Prisoner #3   See fewer
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Katina Latrell
Town Folk Town Folk   See fewer
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Lauren Lee
Rich Street Shopper / Skipping Girl Rich Street Shopper / Skipping Girl   See fewer
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Ryan Lee
Beggar Beggar   See fewer
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Connie Maynord
Towns Lady Towns Lady   See fewer
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Justin Meeks
Franklin Cheedle (as Justin Malloy) Franklin Cheedle (as Justin Malloy)   See fewer
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Toby Metcalf
Yard foreman Yard foreman   See fewer
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Deanna Moraga
Restaurant Patron Restaurant Patron   See fewer
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Garry Peters
Detective McCallum Detective McCallum   See fewer
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Wil Pollard
Fight Watcher Fight Watcher   See fewer
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Charles Quiett
Al the Bartender Al the Bartender   See fewer
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Ryan Rutledge
Prisoner #2 Prisoner #2   See fewer
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Charles Seafous
Prisoner #1 Prisoner #1   See fewer
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Everett Sifuentes
Mr. Haynes Mr. Haynes   See fewer
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Tiffany Leigh Smith
Pretty Black Girl Pretty Black Girl   See fewer
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Gary Teague
Townfolk Townfolk   See fewer
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LaTeace Towns-Cuellar
Snazzy Lady (as LaTeace Towns) Snazzy Lady (as LaTeace Towns)   See fewer
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Keith Washington
Fletcher Henderson Fletcher Henderson   See fewer
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Gayland Williams
Mrs. Cheedle Mrs. Cheedle   See fewer
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Tennille Williams
Lady in Bar (as Tennille Villagomez) Lady in Bar (as Tennille Villagomez)   See fewer
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Elle LaMont
Seamstress (uncredited) Seamstress (uncredited)   See fewer
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Earl Nottingham
Mill Worker (uncredited) Mill Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Quarry Worker (uncredited) Quarry Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Keith V. Otto
Boxing Corner Man (uncredited) Boxing Corner Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tori Ramert
Townfolk (uncredited) Townfolk (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.9 / 10 | 233 votes