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Miles Ahead (2015)

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An exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis.

Director:

Don Cheadle

Writers:

Steven Baigelman (screenplay), Don Cheadle (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
2 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Cheadle ... Miles Davis
Ewan McGregor ... Dave Braden
Emayatzy Corinealdi ... Frances Taylor
Lakeith Stanfield ... Junior (as Lakeith Lee Stanfield)
Brian Bowman ... Walter
Michael Stuhlbarg ... Harper
Christina Marie Karis ... Janice (as Christina Karis)
Brent Vimtrup Brent Vimtrup ... Dieter
Michael Bath Michael Bath ... Bartender
Reginald Willis Reginald Willis ... Manager
Montez Jenkins Montez Jenkins ... Busboy
Morgan Wolk ... Erica
Austin Lyon ... Justin
Nina Smilow Nina Smilow ... Tami
Chris Grays Chris Grays ... Buddy
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An exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kill the Trumpet Player See more »

Filming Locations:

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$114,530, 3 April 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,610,719, 22 July 2016
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In an interview, Don Cheadle said he chose to shoot the film entirely in Cincinnati, Ohio, because "the architecture and the look here can approximate the era that is being shot in Manhattan". Cheadle filmed at over 30 locations in downtown Cincinnati, Over-the-Rhine, the West End, and Northside. See more »

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At one point during the nightclub scene, about 53 minutes in, the shot is flipped, and the bassist is suddenly left-handed. See more »

Quotes

Doorman: Do you have a pass?
Miles Davis: [points to his face] Your Looking At It
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Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.53 (2014) See more »

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Inner Vice
Written by Robert Glasper
Published by I Am A Jazzy Guy (SESAC)/EMI FORAY MUSIC
Performed by
Robert Glasper - Rhodes Piano
Kendrick Scott - Drums
Burniss Earl Travis - Bass
Keyon Harrold - Trumpet
Marcus Strickland - Tenor Sax
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Music great, disappointing film.
28 April 2016 | by a-fawcett616See 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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