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In this tale of sex, violence, race, and rock and roll in 1950s Chicago, "Cadillac Records" follows the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America's musical legends, including Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, Etta James and Chuck Berry. Written by Sony Pictures

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If you take the ride, you must pay the price. See more »


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Rated R for pervasive language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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5 December 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cadillac Records - Csillogó fekete lemezek  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,445,559 (USA) (5 December 2008)

Gross:

$8,134,217 (USA) (2 January 2009)
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Trivia

Billy "Roquel" Davis produced Etta James' records for Chess, not the Chess brothers. See more »

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When Chuck Berry enters the picture in the mid 1950s, most of his songs that you hear are from 1964 ("No Particular Place", "Nadine", "Promised Land", etc). See more »

Quotes

Muddy Waters: You and me not gonna wake up every morning and get everything we want. Mostly we got to take what come. And half the time, that's gonna be a bunch of bullshit.
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I Can't Be Satisfied
Performed by Jeffrey Wright, The Riflin' Tones
Written by Muddy Waters (as McKinley Morganfield)
Published by Watertoons Music
administered by Bug
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Rock 'n' Roll: Muddy Waters and a cast of several
23 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

At the time, rock and roll is but a gleam in a few unknown musicians' eyes. Through a generous helping of Waters/Walter's and other artists' music—with a fair helping of poetic license—writer/director Darnell Martin tells the relatively unknown story of the headwaters of the river of modern blues and rock and roll. The acting is excellent, and, no doubt, Cadillac Records is Jeffrey Wright's magnum opus to this point. Most viewers will recognize him from roles where he plays "the intelligent black man," and in the movie W, he plays Colin Powell. From the extras on the DVD, one learns that Wright has spent many years, several on stage, honing his craft. And he's good, even great, as the inimitable Muddy. Particularly, he manages the voice well, which is a low, gravelly mumble... though often hard to make out if your air conditioning kicks in.

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Brian Wright Copyright 2009


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