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Brando Unauthorized (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama
Delves into the career of Marlon Brando.

Director:

Damian Chapa

Writers:

Damian Chapa (screenplay), James Quinn (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ricco Chapa Ricco Chapa ... Christian Brando
Damian Chapa ... Marlon Brando
Presly Chapa Presly Chapa ... 10 yr old Marlon Brando
Nataliya Joy Prieto Nataliya Joy Prieto ... Cheyenne Brando (as Nataliyajoy Prieto)
Martin Klebba ... Mole
Gianfranco Terrin ... Jean Paul
Elio Mardini ... Jacques (as Élio Abi-Sleiman)
Phil Sky Phil Sky ... Marlon Brando Sr.
Patricia Healy ... Dodie Brando
Amor Sanchez ... Movita
Natasha Blasick ... Anna Kashfi
Alison Lees-Taylor ... Stella Adler
Nic Montemayor Nic Montemayor ... Dag Drollet
Dena Welter Dena Welter ... Irene Mayer Selznick
Daniel Adomian Daniel Adomian ... Nick Dennis
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Delves into the career of Marlon Brando.

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Taglines:

Genius Actor, Controversial Man, A Parent With Turmoil

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Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Brando Unauthorized See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color (HD)| Color (Technicolor)| Black and White (some scenes)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Trivia

During the first day of shooting Damian Chapa (director, lead) suffered a motorcycle accident that almost killed him. The production schedule was delayed but after 8 hours of rest, Damian got back to the film even with a broken hand and bruises on his face. See more »

Goofs

The entry of the Pennsylvania Station which Brando exits shows the current design on it rather than the one from 1943. See more »

Crazy Credits

The opening credits say "For my son Peter who lives in Munich, Gina O'Brien and Celeste (Kitty) Sands ... your Irish eyes are smiling. Joan Corrales ... God sees everything." See more »

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References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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Should have gone straight to DVD.
6 July 2011 | by lawriekellySee all my reviews

The life and loves of Marlon Brando as told through the drug fuelled ramblings of his son Christian ( Ricco Chapa) to a group of his fellow junkies who unfolds the story in chapters for the price of his next fix. Director and main lead Damien Chapa should have left the legacy and legend that was Brando alone,this low budget movie has some notably cringe-worthy moments and will certainly not win any awards for best make up or costume.It really does feel like a badly made for TV biopic with Chapa totally out of place as a young Brando starting out on his movie career and gets even worse as the character ages throughout the film. It feels like a movie made by a graduate of film school on his first project who has yet to grasp the fundamentals of cinematography and the rudiments of shooting in black and white. Many Brando devotees may not like some of the questionable accusations the film throws out about him and true admirers of the man will not,in my opinion enjoy this film at all.Overall a poorly shot,poorly acted movie which certainly leaves a lot to be desired.


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