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Miles Ahead (2015)

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An exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis.

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Dave Braden
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Junior (as Lakeith Lee Stanfield)
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Walter (as Brian Bowman)
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Harper
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Janice (as Christina Karis)
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Michael Bath ...
Bartender
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Montez Jenkins ...
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Erica
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Justin
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Tami
Chris Grays ...
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An exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis.

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fight | party | key | sunglasses | recluse | See All (55) »

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If you gonna tell a story, come with some attitude


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Rated R for strong language throughout, drug use, some sexuality/nudity and brief violence | See all certifications »

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22 April 2016 (USA)  »

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Kill the Trumpet Player  »

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$114,530 (USA) (1 April 2016)

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$2,610,719 (USA) (22 July 2016)
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Dave Braden, The Rolling Stone reporter, is entirely fictional. In an interview with Rolling Stone, published March 14, 2016, Ewan McGregor said "It's less a Miles biopic than an attempt to cast Miles in a caper flick that he *might* like to have been part of." See more »

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The movie is set in 1979, but the Jaguar has a high-center brake light, which makes it a 1986 or newer model. See more »

Quotes

Doorman: Do you have a pass?
Miles Davis: [points to his face] Your Looking At It
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Taylor Made
Written by Taylor Eigsti & Don Cheadle
Performed by Taylor Eigsti
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Music great, disappointing film.
28 April 2016 | by (cowbridge, wales) – See all my reviews

This film had wonderful music, but I thought it incoherent and self-indulgent. If someone who doesn't know a lot about jazz, and thinks this film would be a good place to start, they will probably be put off, and worse, will deduce that many jazz musicians are druggies and nasty people.

It isn't a biopic. It is a sketch of a very small part of Miles' life. Even though I know he was a difficult person, this film emphasized the negatives in his personality rather than the positives.

It is a wasted opportunity to make a memorable film about this great musician.


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