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Based onMr. Bojangles: The Biography of Bill Robinson book by James Haskins and N.R. Mitgang
Written byRichard Wesley
Robert P. Johnson
Directed byJoseph Sargent
StarringGregory Hines
Peter Riegert
Kimberly Elise
Maria Ricossa
Savion Glover
Music byTerence Blanchard
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producersGregory Hines
Robert Riesenberg
Fran Saperstein
Richard Vane
ProducerLaurie Mirsky
CinematographyDonald M. Morgan
EditorB.J. Sears
Running time101 minutes
Production companyMGM Television
Original release
ReleaseFebruary 4, 2001 (2001-02-04)

Bojangles is a 2001 American made-for-television biographical drama film that chronicles the life of entertainer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson (1878–1949).[1] Robinson is played by Gregory Hines, who also served as an executive producer. Bojangles was produced by Darrick Productions and MGM Television for the Showtime premium cable network.


Starting with Robinson's funeral, including what looks like archival footage of the event, the film then plays out the biography in a straightforward manner as a flashback, both in color and black-and-white.





  1. ^ Oxman, Steven (January 28, 2001). "Bojangles". Variety.