Toronto International Film Festival 2020: 20 Of The Best Quotes From Regina King’s One Night In Miami Movie

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Leslie Odom Jr. stars in ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI Photo: Patti Perret/Amazon Studios

While watching Regina King’s new movie, One Night In Miami, during the Toronto International Film Festival, I couldn’t help but notice these quotes.

These are my absolute favorite quotes from the film. So I hope you enjoy these quotes as much as I do. (P.s – If you’re looking for a full review of the film, it’ll be posted in the next few days. For now, here are 30 thoughts I had while watching the film.)

Here Are 20 Of The Best Quotes From The One Night In Miami Movie

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“Look at him, I’m beating the shit outta that tomato can.”



“I don’t wanna get too close to him. I get any more of his blood on my trunks my mama ain’t never gon’ be able to get it out!”


“Yo mama still doing yo laundry!?”


“If your guy’s a real singer then he DON’T need no guitar player on the floor with him.”


“So considerate of you, but you know we don’t allow niggers in the house, so it’s quite all right.”


“You can’t count on that.”

“I have too!”


“They pay for my training they don’t get to chose my friends for me!”


“I told you he’s ugly! You should see him up close!”


“We figured you woulda rounded up some girls before we even got here boy, where they at?”

“Shit ain’t you too tired?”

“Tired? Boy I’m energized! Was before I even threw the first punch!”


“Shit if he’s the dancing master I must be the motherf*cking inventor of dance, just ask Sonny.”



“Oh my goodness! *pause* Why am I so pretty?”


“You mean, no one else is coming?”

“Rest assured my brother you’re not missing anything.”

“But I, I wanted some p***y tonight!”


“Well if it’s such a good idea why don’t you become a Muslim too?”

“Shidddd have you tasted my grandmothers pork chops? And I like white women too, f*ck that.”


“Hey what’s wrong brotha? Ain’t yo shit safe here in the Black community?”


“I bet you that cheap purple suit he will!”


“Yeah you don’t need religion for that kid you can just join a gang.”

“What’s the damn difference?”


“How you know they wasn’t watching me? Shit I’m famous!”


“Just cause you can’t see bugs don’t mean they ain’t in the house man.”


“Now yeah The Beatles, they’re funny, but they ain’t no Sam Cooke.”


“Everybody talks about they want a piece of the pie, well I don’t! I want the god damn recipe.”


Are any of these quotes above your favorite? Did I miss a good one that you loved?

If so, leave your favorite quotes in the comments below!

Don’t forget, One Night In Miami premieres on Amazon Prime Video on Jan 15th!


Written by Shaye Wyllie

Shaye is an Entertainment Writer from Brooklyn, NY and a big fan of anything and everything superpowers related (especially if kids/teens are involved), cooking + baking shows (like MasterChef Junior and Cupcake Wars), teen dramas, sitcoms, comedies, and legal dramas. When she's not binging the latest series on Netflix or writing, you can find her spilling her thoughts on the Brown Side of Disney Chat or creating YouTube videos with her daughter for their new family site, Popcorn and Tater Tots.



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