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

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- Forest Whitaker won the Best Actor Award at Cannes for his performance as Charlie Parker in this film. However, Whitaker wasn't even nominated for the Best Actor Academy Award for the same…More

- 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

- Though the actual saxophone playing is original Charlie Parker performances, the body and fingering during those are performed by Charles McPherson, who had to learn to breathe exactly like…More

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