Soul Men

November 7th, 2008


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Though it's been some twenty years since they have spoken with one another, two estranged soul-singing legends agree to participate in a reunion performance at the Apollo Theater to honor their recently deceased band leader.

Release Year: 2008

Rating: 6.4/10 (4,579 voted)

Critic's Score: 49/100

Director: Malcolm D. Lee

Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Bernie Mac, Sharon Leal

When R&B legend Marcus Hooks dies suddenly, VH-1 invites his original back up duo, Floyd Henderson and Louis Hinds, "The Real Deal," to appear at a memorial tribute at the Apollo Theater. Floyd, who's bored in retirement, wants this more than anything; Louis, a philosophical ex-con, does not. Plus, there's bad blood between them (Louis's wife Odetta left him to marry Floyd - then left Floyd). Floyd begs, Louis consents but won't fly, so they leave L.A. in Floyd's flashy Cadillac with five days to get to New York. On the road, they must get back their vocal chops, renew their friendship, and sort out the past. With Floyd's bad hip and Louis's bad kidneys, will they even make it?

Writers: Robert Ramsey, Matthew Stone

Samuel L. Jackson - Louis Hinds
Bernie Mac - Floyd Henderson
Sharon Leal - Cleo
Adam Herschman - Phillip
Sean Hayes - Danny Epstein
Affion Crockett - Lester
Fatso-Fasano - Pay-Pay (as Fatso Fasano)
Jackie Long - Zig-Zag
Mike Epps - Duane Henderson
John Legend - Marcus Hooks
Isaac Hayes - Himself
Vanessa del Rio - Full-Figured Neighbor
P.J. Byrne - Floyd's Doctor
Ken Davitian - Ardesh Kezian
Jennifer Coolidge - Rosalee

Taglines: Out of sync. Never out of style.


Official Website: Official site [United States] |

Release Date: 7 November 2008

Filming Locations: Louisiana, USA

Opening Weekend: $5,401,605 (USA) (9 November 2008) (2044 Screens)

Gross: $12,081,447 (USA) (1 February 2009)

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Did You Know?

Two of the film's co-stars, Bernie Mac and Isaac Hayes, passed away within one day of each other. Bernie Mac passed away on August 9, 2008 and Isaac Hayes died one day later on August 10, 2008.

Continuity: When they first put on their old suits to perform, Floyd's jacket rips up the back. When they appear on stage there is no rip in the jacket.

User Review

Excellent Movie

Rating: 10/10

I just returned from seeing "Soul Men". I laughed so hard. Samuel L Jackson is such a versatile actor. I love him in so many movies. Sam and Bernie played well off each other. And please stay for the credits because there is some scenes of Bernie being interviewed and doing his comedy act. He uses the f word in his act.

It was very funny seeing Sam in corn rows and with the gray in them. That alone is worth seeing.

It was very nice that they dedicated the movie to Bernie Mac and Issac Hayes who died one day apart from each other. They will both be missed.

Samuel keep on making these wonderful movies.