Sammy Davis Jr. stars as a respected but volatile jazz trumpeter on a downward spiral sparked by racism and personal tragedy. A relationship with a civil rights activist (Cicely Tyson) seems to lift him out of his doldrums, but the turnaround is temporary. Directed by Leo Penn, this somber drama features an all-star cast that includes Frank Sinatra Jr., Louis Armstrong, Ossie Davis, Mel Tormé and Lola Falana.
Oustide of the awesome jazz performance (which really should have been the focus of the flick) it's a hilarious piece of shit. I had a good time watching it but it could have been more compelling.