Kings of the Evening | 2009

Drama
After two years in jail, Homer Hobbs, returns home during the depths of the Great Depression. Homer finds a sense of hope on Sunday nights when the men of the neighborhood piece together their finest attire to compete ...more

Cast

... Lucy Waters

Actor

... Wilfred Cheedle

Actor

... Gracie

Actor

... Homer Hobbs

Actor

... Ramsey

Actor

... Mr. Gamba

Actor

... Clarence Brown

Actor

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Actor

... Henry Nicholson

Actor

... Wilson

Actor

... Benny

Actor

... Reginald Crump

Actor

Company

Picture Palace Pictures

Production Company

Synopsis

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 prospects, and 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.

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