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Cadillac Records (2008)

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Chronicles the rise of Chess Records and its recording artists.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 7 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »
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Joshua Alscher ...
Tim Bellow ...
Man in the Caddy (as Timothy Bellow)
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Lomax
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Isabelle Allen
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Alan Freed
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Keith Richards
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Douglas Crosby ...
Policeman (Little Walter beating)
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Geneva's Teenage Son
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Blonde Girl
Sean Shyboy Davis ...
Toothless Hillbilly Little Walter (as Sean Davis)
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Charles Waters
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Phil Chess
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Storyline

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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Follow the beat to its source. See more »

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Biography | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,445,559, 7 December 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$8,195,551
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

Recording studio scene. In different shots, both 3 track and 4 track machines were shown. 3 track machines introduced about 1958, 4 track later. See more »

Quotes

Willie Dixon: [as a narrator] When you lose that cat that gave you the sound that nobody else could, it hurts. Hurts more than losing your woman.
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Connections

Featured in Great Movie Mistakes (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

My Babe
Performed by Columbus Short, Elvis Presley
Written by Willie Dixon
Published by Hoochie Coochie Music
administered by Bug
Courtesy of The RCA records Label
by arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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this movie lets appreciate music that would otherwise be overlooked
16 December 2008 | by See all my reviews

The trouble with these kind of movies is that they will never satisfy the purists among us. OK so maybe it glosses over the facts and makes the history all shiny and Hollywood, but I will see how many people will come away from this movie WANTING to find out more about the history of blues.

So what if its not perfect, if you want a perfect history you will go and buy a documentary on the subject. I want to be entertained when I watch a movie not sit there and critique history.

I think all the performances in the movie are convincing and great. I especially loved Beyonce, she just seems to ooze talent, although the on-screen time is shorter compared to Dreamgirls, she is extremely commanding.

As for the covering Etta's song, these are outstanding. I am in love with the songs all over again, and in love with these versions.


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