Actors: Leon, Jenifer Lewis, Carl Lumbly, Tamala Jones, Mel Jackson
Directors: Robert Townsend
The story of Little Richard, from his poor Southern upbringing to dealing with the trials and tribulations of being a black singer in the 50's, to his born-again phase & brief "retirement" from rock and roll.
This made for TV movie starring Leon and directed by Robert Townsend is an entertaining and accurate look at the career gives us an intimate look at one of the founders of the music that changed the world. His abusive childhood to his bizarre beginnings in show business and his bowing out of an astounding career to preach the word of God. Then his energetic comeback. Leon is excellent in the starring role, Also starring Carl Lumbly, Tamala Jones, Anthony Griffith and Jonelle Kennedy. If you love Rock 'n' Roll and enjoy backing up your brain to its foundation you will enjoy LITTLE RICHARD.