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Bird

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.

Details

-- Box Office --
Released: Sep 30th, 1988
Budget: N/A
Revenue: N/A
-- General Information --
Rating:
Runtime: 161 Minutes
Genres: Biography / Drama / Music
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Bird Main Cast

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Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
plays Charlie 'Bird' Parker
Diane Venora
Diane Venora
plays Chan Parker
Michael Zelniker
Michael Zelniker
plays Red Rodney
Samuel E. Wright
Samuel E. Wright
plays Dizzy Gillespie
Keith David
Keith David
plays Buster Franklin
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Keith David and Forest Whitaker had previously co-starred in Platoon.
  • Clint Eastwood, a lifelong jazz fan, had been fascinated by Charlie Parker and his music since seeing him play in Oakland in 1945.
  • Clint Eastwood approached Chan Richardson, Charlie Parker's common-law wife on whose memoirs the script was based, for input. She gave Eastwood a collection of lost recordings unlocked from a bank vault.
  • Movie Goof (anachronisms): When Charlie Parker goes to Dizzy Gillespie's house in the middle of the night and asks Dizzy to write down a tune, the year is 1953. The tune is "Now's the Time", which was published and recorded in 1949.
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