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

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A film as daring as the man. 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:

Untitled Miles Davis Project 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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Trivia

The song that Tami, the girl in bed, references is "Freddie Freeloader," from the 1959 "Kind of Blue" recordings. See more »

Goofs

The movie is set in 1979, but the Jaguar has a high-center brake light, which makes it a 1986 or newer model. See more »

Quotes

Miles Davis: I don't like that word, "jazz". Don't... Don't call it "jazz", man. That's some made-up word. Trying to box somebody in. Don't call my music "jazz". It's social music.
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Connections

Referenced in Film 2017: Episode dated 19 November 2014 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Getaway
Written by Beloyd Taylor (uncredited) and Peter Cor (uncredited)
Performed by Earth Wind & Fire (as Earth, Wind & Fire)
Published by EMI April Music, Inc
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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An Imaginative Take on Miles
17 May 2019 | by random_signalSee all my reviews

Deliberately different from what a Miles' fan would construct the image of Miles by reading the autobiography and various biographies, the movie is competently produced, and fun to watch for Miles' fans.

The live at the end showcasing Miles' proteges of his legendary quintet (65~68), Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter, with the director Don Cheadle impersonating Miles, is simply priceless.


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