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Bird

1988

N / A

161 Min

Bird

(0/5)

Saxophone player Charlie Parker comes to New York in 1940. He is quickly noticed for his remarkable way of playing. He becomes a drug addict but his loving wife Chan tries to help him.

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Released:
Sep 30th, 1988
Budget:
$9,000,000.00
Revenue:
$2,181,286.00
Country:
USA

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- Clint Eastwood, a lifelong jazz fan, had been fascinated by Charlie Parker and his music since seeing him play in Oakland in 1945.

- Forest Whitaker in this movie was the first actor to portray Charlie Parker on screen. After this picture, Parker would be played by Albert J. Burnes in Robert Altman's 1996 film Kansas CityMore

- The "Bird" of the film's title refers to the nickname of the film's central character of Charlie Parker, portrayed in the movie by Forest Whitaker.

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