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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 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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fight | party | key | sunglasses | recluse | See All (55) »

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If you gonna tell a story, come with some attitude See more »


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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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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In Spain, a dubbed or subtitled version was released in 17 theaters. See more »

Goofs

Miles Davis's blazer is spotless when cops beat and arrest him outside the nightclub for "loitering". His blazer is suddenly full of blood stain in the next shot when he is in the cop car. See more »

Quotes

Doorman: Do you have a pass?
Miles Davis: [points to his face] Your Looking At It
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Soundtracks

What's Wrong with That
Written by Robert Glasper and Don Cheadle
Published by I Am A Jazzy Guy (SESAC)/EMI FORAY MUSIC and StrickMusic (ASCAP)
Performed by
Herbie Hancock - Rhodes
Wayne Shorter - Soprano Saxophone
Robert Glasper - Rhodes Piano
Esperanza Spalding - Bass
Gary Clark Jr. - Guitar
Antonio Sanchez - Drums
Keyon Harrold - Trumpet
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Music great, disappointing film.
28 April 2016 | by Andrew FawcettSee 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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