Starring Sammy Davis, Jr in a career defining role,
A Man Called Adam charts the fortunes of a talented but tortured jazz musician in the turbulent 1960s. Adam appears to have it all - fame, charisma and incredible talent - but an inner anger and a tormented past threaten to destroy his career. When he meets jazz legend Willie Ferguson (Louis Armstrong), and falls in love with his granddaughter (Cicely Tyson), a straight-talking civil rights activist, Adam begins to question his lifestyle, and resolves to tame his drinking and wild behaviour. But despite his new-found love, Adam is haunted by the shadows of his past.