Little Richard

Little Richard

Director: Robert Townsend Cast: Leon, Jenifer Lewis, Carl Lumbly



The life and times of rock and roll legend Little Richard Penniman are explored in the made-for-TV biopic Little Richard. The film is presented in a passable 1.33:1 full frame transfer that sports solid colors and dark black levels. While a few inherent flaws plague this image (including some dirt in the image and a sometimes softness in the colors), overall this is a decent looking transfer of the film. The soundtrack is presented in a disappointing Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround soundtrack in English. Though the effects, music and dialogue are all free and clear of most all distortion and hiss, fans certainly would have been thrilled with a Dolby Digital 5.1 remix to compliment the rollicking songs featured in the film. No alternate soundtracks or subtitles are included on this disc. Little Richard fans will surely be singing the blues when they find out that this DVD features not a single solitary extra feature, making Little Richard a bare bones disc.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/22/2002
UPC: 0012236129417
Original Release: 2000
Rating: NR
Source: Live / Artisan
Region Code: 1
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 2:00:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Full screen; 2.0 Dolby Digital; Scene access; Interactive menus; Digitally mastered

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Leon Little Richard
Jenifer Lewis Muh Penniman
Carl Lumbly Bud Penniman
Tamala Jones Lucille
Mel Jackson Bump Blackwell
Garrett Morris Preacher Rainey
Lahmard Tate Actor
Anthony Griffith Actor
Jonell Kennedy Actor
Michael Mantell Actor
Reynaldo Rey Actor
Warren G. Actor
Michael Ralph Actor
Robert Littman Actor

Technical Credits
Robert Townsend Director
Brian Chavanne Casting
John Davis Executive Producer
J. Todd Harris Executive Producer
Bill Kerby Screenwriter
Michael Novotny Production Designer
Iain Paterson Producer
Edward J. Pei Cinematographer
Sabrina Plisco-Morris Editor
Little Richard Executive Producer
Marcelo Sansevieri Editor
Daniel Taplitz Screenwriter

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Title/Long Tall Sally [3:04]
2. A Sign From God [2:02]
3. The Hard Knocks [3:45]
4. Brother Richard Penniman [3:42]
5. Prayer and Blasphemy [3:48]
6. Slaying Sugarfoot Sam [2:16]
7. Moving Up Vaudeville [2:33]
8. Return to Macon [4:17]
9. Pancake 31 [3:32]
10. By the Light of the Silvery Mon [3:11]
11. Lucille/Tragedy Strikes [4:53]
12. "Ain't Much of a Crime" [4:57]
13. The Upsetters/Keep a-Knockin [4:42]
14. Wonderin/Tutti Frutti [4:16]
15. Talking Turkey and Stuffing [2:55]
16. Long White Sally? [4:30]
17. Rich, Proud Sissy [3:19]
18. A Good, Clean Show/Ready Teddy [2:20]
19. Too Big to Be Lynched [3:55]
20. Lucille Wants More [4:36]
21. On Being Happy [3:10]
22. And Free [3:34]
23. To Forgive Is Human [3:49]
24. The Rockin' Gospel/Good Golly Miss Molly [3:42]
25. End Credits [:59]

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