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Soul Men - Preview & competition

Soul Men

Preview by Jack Foley

WHEN R&B legend Marcus Hooks dies suddenly, VH-1 invites his original back up duo, Floyd Henderson (Bernie Mac) and Louis Hinds (Samuel L. Jackson), “The Real Deal,” to appear at a memorial tribute at the Apollo Theatre.

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?

Soul Men proved to be Bernie Mac’s final role before his untimely death. It co-stars music legends Isaac Hayes and John Legend and is directed by Malcolm D. Lee.

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Q. Which two music legends appear alongside Bernie Mac in Soul Men?

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Certificate: 15
Running time: 100mins
UK DVD Release: January 17, 2011