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Let's Get Lost (1988)

Documentary on the life of jazz trumpeter and drug addict Chet Baker. Fascinating series of interviews with friends, family, associates and lovers, interspersed with film from Baker's ... See full summary »

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Bruce Weber

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chet Baker ... Himself
Carol Baker Carol Baker ... Herself
Vera Baker Vera Baker ... Herself
Paul Baker Paul Baker ... Himself
Dean Baker Dean Baker ... Himself
Missy Baker Missy Baker ... Herself
Dick Bock Dick Bock ... Himself
William Claxton William Claxton ... Himself
Hersh Hamel Hersh Hamel ... Himself
Chris Isaak ... Himself
Lisa Marie ... Herself
Andy Minsker Andy Minsker ... Himself
Jack Sheldon ... Himself
Lawrence Trimble Lawrence Trimble ... Himself
Joyce Night Tucker Joyce Night Tucker ... Herself
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Documentary on the life of jazz trumpeter and drug addict Chet Baker. Fascinating series of interviews with friends, family, associates and lovers, interspersed with film from Baker's earlier life and some modern-day performances. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

5 October 1989 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

As hathoume See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Four months before the film's release in September 1988, Baker died under mysterious circumstances in a fall from his hotel room window in Amsterdam. It's been variously speculated his death was an accident, suicide or revenge by drug dealers to whom he owed money. See more »

Quotes

Jack Sheldon: Chet, he never practiced at all. He could just play and he knew every song. He could just play any tune and he knew the melody, he could play jazz to it, and he always knew where he was. And it was real hard for me; I never knew where I was and I would always forget what bar we were in... in fact, where are we now?
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Connections

Featured in Zomergasten: Episode #6.1 (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Daydream
By Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn and John La Touche (as John Latouche)
SBK Robbins Catalog Inc.
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Jazz icon; musical legend
30 November 2004 | by jeremy-overSee all my reviews

This film is a must see for any Baker fan and even any Jazz fan. Baker really did redefine the 1950's jazz scene with his combination of mesmerising trumpet playing and angel like vocals. His instantly recognisable style has brought joy to many jazz fans over the years and even now his legend lives on some 16 years after his death in the most mysterious of circumstances.

This film tells a very candid story of Chet charting his terrible affliction with drugs as well as honing in on his god given talents. It is very highly recommended and is long overdue for a release on DVD as some fellow reviewers have alluded to. I will certainly be first in the queue to buy this must see title if and when it is re released.


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