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Born to Be Blue ()


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A re-imagining of jazz legend Chet Baker's musical comeback in the late '60s.

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Chet Baker
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Jane / Elaine
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Dick Bock
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Officer Reid
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Chesney Baker Sr.
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Vera Baker
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Danny Friedman
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Miles Davis
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Dizzy Gillespie
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Nicholas
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Janelle
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Bowling Alley Thug
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Sarah
Janine Theriault ...
Florence
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Actor Dick
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Jenny
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Elsie Azuka
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Henry Azuka
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Italian Prison Guard
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M.C.
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Bowling Alley Manager
Mark Fraser ...
Prothodontist
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Prothodontist (voice)
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First AD (as Michael V. Dagostino)
Chip Kean ...
Sax Steve
Geoff McCausland ...
Bassist Peter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Cleland ...
Jazz Bar Patron (uncredited)
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Record Co. Executive (uncredited)
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Night Club Patron - New York (uncredited)
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Beau (uncredited)
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Bar Patron (uncredited)
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Record Executive (uncredited)
Evie Moores ...
Wardrobe Headmistress (uncredited)
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Record Executive (uncredited)
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Musician - Jazz Drummer (uncredited)
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Real Elaine (uncredited)
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Nurse (uncredited)

Directed by

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Robert Budreau

Written by

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Robert Budreau ... (written by)
 
James Luscombe ... (story editor)

Produced by

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Terry Bird ... executive producer / studio producer
Robert Budreau ... producer
Gurpreet Chandhoke ... executive producer
Andrew Chang-Sang ... executive producer
Leonard Farlinger ... producer
Shannon Fewster ... associate producer
Olivier Gauriat ... producer: Los Angeles
D. Matt Geller ... executive producer
John Hills ... executive producer
Stefan Jacobs ... executive producer
Jennifer Jonas ... producer
Christina Kubacki ... executive producer
Adam Moryto ... executive producer
Ryan Reaney ... associate producer
Patrick Roy ... executive producer
William G. Santor ... executive producer
Jake Seal ... producer
Mark Slone ... executive producer

Music by

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David Braid ... (jazz music)
Todor Kobakov ... score composer
Steve London ... co-composer

Cinematography by

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Steve Cosens

Film Editing by

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David Freeman

Editorial Department

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Geoff Ashenhurst ... additional editor
Tom Chandler ... first assistant editor
Paul Ensby ... digital intermediate colourist
Jason Rayment ... digital intermediate producer

Casting By

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John Buchan
Nancy Klopper
Jason Knight

Production Design by

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Aidan Leroux

Art Direction by

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Joel Richardson

Set Decoration by

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David LeBrun

Costume Design by

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Anne Dixon

Makeup Department

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Gary Archer ... dental technician
Scotia Boyd ... second assistant makeup artist
Katarina Chovanec ... key hairdresser (as Katharina Chovanec)
Robert Constant ... makeup artist: second unit Los Angeles
Crystal Lavalee ... daily hair stylist
Lynda McCormack ... key makeup artist
Emanuel Millar ... hair stylist: second unit Los Angeles
Megan Edwards Stone ... assistant makeup artist (as Meagan Edwards)
Michele Talon ... assistant hair stylist (as Michelle Talon)
Heather Manitowabi ... assistant makeup artist: daily (uncredited)
Ashley Nay ... hair assistant: daily (uncredited)
Michele Sullivan-Talon ... hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Avi Federgreen ... production manager
Cherie Parks ... unit production manager: Los Angeles
J.B. Popplewell ... production supervisor: Los Angeles

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Arek Bagboudarian ... first assistant director: Los Angeles
Brandon Jourdin ... third assistant director
Janine Oloman ... assistant director
Laila Petrone ... second assistant director: Los Angeles

Art Department

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Josh Bradford ... on set dresser
Matthew Ellis ... assistant property master
Lance K. Jones ... album art
Stephanie Maione ... head painter
Bruno Rocca ... assistant art director
Margaret Shain ... daily set dresser
Stephanie Wyman ... assistant art director / graphic designer

Sound Department

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Steve Browell ... sound effects editor
Philip Clements ... foley mixer
Paul Cotterell ... dialogue editor
Jason Dotts ... ADR mixer
Sarah Elias ... foley editor
David K. Grant ... sound mixer
Sue Harding ... foley artist
Martin Jensen ... re-recording mixer
Colin Jones ... boom operator
Mat Keselman ... sound recordist (studio segments)
Dennis Alexander Nicholson ... boom operator
James Ridgway ... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Robert Scherer ... production sound mixer
Catherine Thomas ... foley artist
CJ Woodley ... boom operator

Visual Effects by

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Chris Munns ... visual effects artist
Jason Rayment ... visual effects artist / visual effects supervisor

Stunts

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Jason Gosbee ... stunts
Duncan McLeod ... stunt double: Ethan Hawke

Camera and Electrical Department

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Daniel Abboud ... camera operator / steadicam operator
Michael Bingham ... set generator operator
Caitlin Cronenberg ... still photographer
Cylvan Desrouleaux ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Tyler Emms ... key grip
Charlie Gray ... specials photographer
Axel Green ... dolly grip
John B. Harper ... first assistant camera
Ryo Hata ... grip
Sean Hearn ... gaffer
Margaret Hutz ... digital imaging technician
Shane Kirkpatrick ... grip
Sandra Lombardi ... digital technician
Corey Parsons ... second assistant camera (los angeles)
Graeme Potts ... epk camera
Julia Seidman ... second assistant camera
Melanie St-Cyr ... electrician
Wayne St-George ... best boy: Grip
Mike Steinsland ... lighting technician

Casting Department

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Micheline Blais ... northern casting director and extras casting
Jesse Griffiths ... casting assistant
Manuel Puro ... uk casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Kate Adams ... wardrobe assistant
Jozie Conte ... key costumer (as Jozi Conte)
Jessie Gibbs ... wardrobe truck supervisor
Evie Moores ... wardrobe assistant
Brittney Wall ... assistant costume designer

Location Management

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Wiliam Andrews ... locations scout
Serge Delpierre ... location manager: Los Angeles
Srdjan Vilotijevic ... location manager
Liam White ... location production assistant

Music Department

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Danielle Amedeo ... Voice Coach to Ethan Hawke
Christoph Bauschinger ... music editor
David Braid ... musician: jazz piano / bandleader / musician: score performer
Terry Clarke ... musician: jazz drums
Alex Dean ... musician: clarinet
Kelsey Grant ... musician: mariachi band trombone
David Hayman ... music supervisor
Todor Kobakov ... musician: score performer
Steve London ... musician: score performer
Jonathan Meyer ... musician: bass
Simon Miminis ... musician: drums
Mike Murley ... musician: jazz saxophone
Dave Neill ... musician: jazz additional saxophone
Michael Peter Olsen ... musician: cello
Cody Partridge ... music coordinator
Ted Quinlan ... musician: mariachi band guitar
Kevin Turcotte ... musician: jazz trumpet
Steve Wallace ... musician: jazz bass

Transportation Department

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Seth Gagnon ... picture vehicles wrangler
Gary Guise ... head driver
Justin Kingsley ... daily basecamp operator
Anastasia Levine ... transportation captain
Lauren Levine ... transportation coordinator
Roy Mckinnon ... driver
Dan Minke ... unit driver
Mark Tunn ... driver

Other crew

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David Anselmo ... production consultant
Jesse Cohn ... production assistant
Sarah Cossart ... office production assistant: Los Angeles
Sam Creely ... assistant: Ethan Hawke
Heather K. Dahlstrom ... consultant: Cultural Industries Ontario North
Olivier Gauriat ... producer: Los Angeles
Winnifred Jong ... script supervisor
Martin Kessler ... production assistant
Christina Lee ... production coordinator: Los Angeles
Grayson Moore ... assistant: cast
Bob Mover ... special consultant: Ethan Hawke
Anne Paynter ... production coordinator
Miia Piironen ... daily locations production assistant
Russ Posternak ... festival publicist: Murphy PR (as Russell Posternak)
Jason Rayment ... deliverables
Christine Rochon ... assistant production coordinator / first assistant production coordinator
Ian Joseph Sly ... production secretary: Los Angeles
Andrew Stanley ... business affairs
Ian Thomson ... chief publicist
Cindy Wolfe ... visual research and clearances
Bill Woodbury ... set security
Huma Khan ... director legal post production (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Born to be Blue starring Ethan Hawke is a re-imagining of jazz trumpeter Chet Baker's life in the 60's. When Chet stars in a film about himself, a romance heats up with his costar, the enigmatic Jane (Carmen Ejogo). Production is shelved when Chet's past comes back to haunt him and it appears he may never play music again but Jane challenges him to mount a musical comeback against all the odds. Written by Leonard Farlinger

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Also Known As
  • Pour l'amour de la musique (Canada, French title)
  • Chet Baker: A Lenda do Jazz (Brazil)
  • Η επιστροφή ενός θρύλου (Greece)
  • Dogustan Kederli (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • Рождённый для грусти (Russia)
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Runtime
  • 97 min
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Box Office

Budget $6,500,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $2,003,337, 01 Dec 2016

Did You Know?

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Trivia Stephen McHattie, who portrays the father of Chet Baker in this movie, also starred in Robert Budreau's short film The Deaths of Chet Baker (2009) as Baker. See more »
Goofs Jane holds a stick figure made of vegetables on the set that disappears and reappears between shots. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Ethan Hawke/Danielle Brooks/Louie Anderson (2016). See more »
Soundtracks Let's Get Lost See more »
Quotes Chet Baker: Time gets wider, you know. Not just longer.
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