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Release Date:
May 2014 (USA) See more »
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The untold true American story of an orphan boy from the heart of the Mississippi Delta who rose to music stardom around the world and inspired a generation of fans against all odds. | Add synopsis »

Cast

  (in credits order)

B.B. King ... Himself

Bruce Willis ... Himself

Carlos Santana ... Himself

Eric Clapton ... Himself

Bono ... Himself

Ron Wood ... Himself (as Ronnie Wood)

Bonnie Raitt ... Herself
Bobby Bland ... Himself
Derek Trucks ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Billy Boy Arnold ... Himself
George Benson ... Himself
Joe Bihari ... Himself
Joe Bonamassa ... Himself
Doyle Bramhall ... Himself
Jo Cartledge ... Herself
Wayne Cartledge ... Himself
Annie Clay ... Herself

Bill Cosby ... Himself
Robert Cray ... Himself
Delcia Davis ... Herself

Dr. John ... Himself
Sue King Evans ... Herself
Charles Evers ... Himself
John Fair ... Himself
Lessie Mae Fair ... Herself
Tina France ... Herself

Morgan Freeman ... Narrator / Himself
Demarcus Gillespie ... Young Riley B. King
Jessie Mae Golden ... Herself
Peter Green ... Himself

Buddy Guy ... Himself
Allan Hammons ... Himself
Sara Betty Lou Henson ... Herself
John Cadillac Holden ... Himself
Mick Hucknall ... Himself

Mick Jagger ... Himself (archive footage)
Johnny Lang ... Himself

John Lennon ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)
Stewart Levine ... Himself
Robert Lockwood ... Himself
David Matthews ... Himself
John Mayall ... Himself

John Mayer ... Himself
Ford Nelson ... Himself

Aaron Neville ... Himself

Barack Obama ... Himself (archive footage)
Calvin Owens ... Himself
Bernard Pretty Purdie ... Himself
Carver Randle ... Himself

Keith Richards ... Himself (archive footage)

Paul Rodgers ... Himself

Leon Russell ... Himself
Charles Sawyer ... Himself
Kenny Wayne Shepherd ... Himself

Slash ... Himself

Ringo Starr ... Himself
Bill Szymczyk ... Himself

Mick Taylor ... Himself
Susan Tedeschi ... Herself
James Toney ... Himself
LaVerne Toney ... Herself
Walter Trout ... Himself
Clemmie Truevellian ... Herself
Cato Walker III ... Himself
Polly Walker ... Herself

Joe Walsh ... Himself

Johnny Winter ... Himself
Ernest Withers ... Himself

Bill Wyman ... Himself

Muhammad Ali ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Martin Luther King ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Michelle Obama ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Sidney Poitier ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Pope John Paul II ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Jon Brewer 
 
Produced by
Jon Brewer .... executive producer
Jon Brewer .... producer
Tina France .... executive producer
Harriet Glynn .... assistant producer
Laura Royko .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Josh Gibson 
Matt Greenham 
Willie Mann  (as William Mann)
Jeff Smart 
 
Film Editing by
Andrij Evans 
Matt Greenham (off-line editor)
 
Makeup Department
Annah Yevelenko .... makeup artist
 
Art Department
Frank Parker .... artwork
Mary Queen of Props .... props
 
Sound Department
Richard Kondal .... sound re-recording mixer
Stelios Koupetoris .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
 
Editorial Department
Andrij Evans .... on-line
Matt Greenham .... on-line
 
Music Department
Stanley Abernathy .... trumpet
James Bolden .... musical director
Tony Coleman .... drums
Charlie Dennis .... guitar
Melvin Jackson .... saxophone
Walter King .... saxophone
Reggie Richards .... bass
Ernest Vantrease .... keyboards
 
Transportation Department
Jimmy Barre .... driver
Alvin Morris .... driver
Dale Morse .... driver
Reggie Taylor .... driver
 
Other crew
Harriet Glynn .... researcher
Allan Hammons .... researcher
 

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123 min
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