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A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.

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James Brown
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Bobby Byrd
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Ben Bart
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Susie Brown
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Joe Brown
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Syd Nathan
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Maceo Parker
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DeeDee Brown
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Aunt Honey
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Ralph Bass
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Little Richard (as Brandon Smith)
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Yvonne Fair
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Vicki Anderson
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Pee Wee Ellis
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Nafloyd Scott
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Baby Roy (as Keith Robinson)
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Mick Jagger
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Seminar Presenter (as J.D. Evermore)
Carol Lee ...
Mavis
Cleta Elaine Ellington ...
Shirley Buell (as Cleta Ellington)
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Insurance Salesman
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Reporter
Antonius Charles ...
Black Infantryman
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Black Infantryman (as Donald Watkins)
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Pilot
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Soldier
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Corporal Dooley
Jamarion Scott ...
Little James Brown
Jordan Scott ...
Little James Brown
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Penelope White
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Reno Reporter
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Gertrude Sanders
Aakomon Jones ...
Bobby Bennett
George Quinones ...
Lynched Man
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Frankie Avalon
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Big Junior
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Daddy Grace (as Clyde R. Jones)
Matt Thompson ...
1949 Cop
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1949 Cop
Denzel Reed ...
Big Kid
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Mrs. Byrd (as Phyllis Montana-Leblanc)
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Grandpa Byrd (as Julius William Tennon)
Taura Cherne ...
Sarah Byrd
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Announcer
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Diner Waitress
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Velma Brown
Sandra DeNise ...
Female in Audience (as Sandra DeNnse Frazier Arnold)
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Susie's Soldier
Mario J. Radford ...
JB Chauffeur
Joe Blankenship ...
Alan Leeds
Randy Smith ...
Minder
Alvin Edney II ...
Teddy Brown
Adrien Scott Robinson ...
Little Christmas Boy
Elliott June Rogers ...
Little Christmas Girl
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Richard
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Kathy
Jamell Richardson ...
Jimmy Nolen
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Mayor White
Just N. Time ...
Bootsy (as Justin Hall)
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Catfish
Dominic Thigpen ...
Chicken
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Pool Cleaner
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Tim Drummond
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Paris Concert Goer (uncredited)
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Additional Voice (uncredited) (voice)
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Mashed Potato Girl (uncredited)
Kevin Boff ...
Concertgoer in Paris (uncredited)
Jesse Brand ...
Paris Concert-Goer (uncredited)
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Insurance Agent (uncredited)
Kary Brown ...
Jimmy Rice (uncredited)
Mack Charles Brown ...
Concert Goer (uncredited)
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Paris Concertgoer (uncredited)
Elizabeth Burcham ...
Concertgoer in Paris (uncredited)
Winthorpe Burke ...
Concert Attendee (uncredited)
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Concertgoer in Paris (uncredited)
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Stage Jumper #7 (uncredited)
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Flight Attendant (uncredited)
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Audience Member (uncredited)
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Boxer #5 (uncredited)
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Clyde Stubblefield (uncredited)
Miles Donald ...
Radio DJ in Breakroom (uncredited)
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BackStage Hand (uncredited)
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Marrisa (uncredited)
Sydney E Eidt ...
Concert Goer (uncredited)
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Paris Concert Goer (uncredited)
Felicity Flesher ...
Concertgoer in Paris (uncredited)
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1969 Recording Engineer (uncredited)
Gloria Gonnillini ...
Lady at Concert in Paris (uncredited)
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Self (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Shelby Gray ...
Paris Concert Fan (uncredited)
Stuart Greenwell ...
Infirmary Doctor (uncredited)
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Deidra's Apollo Date (uncredited)
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Mary (uncredited)
Monica R Harrison ...
Paris Concert Goer (uncredited)
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VIP Fan (uncredited)
Brian Hilburn ...
Hotel Manager (uncredited)
Ty Hill ...
Airport Passenger (uncredited)
Jacelyn Howard ...
Diner Patron (uncredited)
Jacquelyn Twodat Jackson ...
Audience member (uncredited)
Hudson Laird ...
Brian Wilson (Beach Boy) (uncredited)
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Soldier (uncredited)
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Golfer (uncredited)
Shumon Lucas ...
Military Police (uncredited)
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Camera man (uncredited)
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Dancer (uncredited)
Chad D Montgomery ...
Reporter (uncredited)
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Warden (uncredited)
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Dennis Wilson (uncredited)
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JB Body Guard (uncredited)
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Elite Luncheon Lady 1962 (uncredited)
Stacy Stephen Purser ...
Press Reporter (uncredited)
Angela Ramsey ...
Country Club Patron (uncredited)
Anthony Ramsey ...
Highway Patrol (uncredited)
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Marine (uncredited)
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President Lyndon B. Johnson (uncredited)
Ben Sapp ...
Gambler (uncredited)
Leslie Saucier ...
Ski Party Dancer (uncredited)
William Schaff ...
Band Manger (uncredited)
Philip A Scott ...
Johnny Terry (uncredited)
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Country Club Patron (uncredited)
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Charles Conner (uncredited)
Brett Sobel ...
Ski Party Dancer (uncredited)
Joseph Stephens Jr. ...
Minders Guys (uncredited)
Chase Stevens ...
Background (uncredited)
Eugenia Stewart ...
Boston Concertgoer (uncredited)
Lawrence D. Wallace I ...
Club Goer (uncredited)
Ted Warren ...
Socialite (uncredited)
Kelly Wedgeworth ...
Paris Concert Goer (uncredited)
Doug Whitaker ...
Parole Board Member (uncredited)
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Boston Concertgoer (uncredited)
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Country Club (uncredited)

Directed by

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Tate Taylor

Written by

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Jez Butterworth ... (screenplay) &
John-Henry Butterworth ... (screenplay)
 
Steven Baigelman ... (story) and
Jez Butterworth ... (story) &
John-Henry Butterworth ... (story)

Produced by

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Peter Afterman ... executive producer
Jez Butterworth ... executive producer
John-Henry Butterworth ... executive producer
Anna Culp ... executive producer
Brian Grazer ... producer
Trish Hofmann ... executive producer
Erica Huggins ... producer
Mick Jagger ... producer
John Norris ... executive producer
Victoria Pearman ... producer
Tate Taylor ... producer

Music by

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Thomas Newman

Cinematography by

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Stephen Goldblatt ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Michael McCusker

Editorial Department

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Andrew Buckland ... additional editor
Laura G. Chirinos ... digital intermediate assistant producer
Sharia Lynn Davis ... post-production assistant (Sharia Lynn Davis) (as Sharia Davis)
Tom Forletta ... Digital Colorist
Jeremy-Voissem ... colorist: dailies
Eric Kench ... assistant editor
Bruce Lomet ... digital intermediate producer
Daniel M. Nussbaum ... assistant editor
Christopher Rucinski ... first assistant editor
Steven J. Scott ... supervising digital colorist
John St. Laurent ... On location dailies engineer
Tashi Trieu ... digital intermediate editor
Chris Van Duyn ... post-production: dailies operations-Technicolor
Denise Woodgerd ... dailies producer: Technicolor
Mark Sahagun ... digital intermediate editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Kerry Barden
Paul Schnee

Production Design by

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Mark Ricker

Art Direction by

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Jesse Rosenthal

Set Decoration by

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Rena DeAngelo

Costume Design by

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Sharen Davis

Makeup Department

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Shannon Bakeman ... key hair stylist
David Beneke ... dental prosthetics
Andrea Bowman ... assistant hair stylist
Fionagh Cush ... prosthetic makeup designer
Carla Farmer ... hair department head
Carol Frazier ... assistant makeup artist
Greg Funk ... prosthetic makeup effects artist
Jake Garber ... prosthetic makeup artist
LaToya Henderson ... makeup artist
Julie Hewett ... makeup designer
Jonah Levy ... special makeup effects artist
Lucy O'Reilly ... makeup artist
Kim Perrodin ... key makeup artist
Stephen Prouty ... prosthetic makeup effects artist
Paige Reeves ... makeup artist
LeDiedra Richard-Baldwin ... makeup artist
Remi Savva ... makeup artist
Julia Steinberg ... assistant hair stylist
Robert L. Stevenson ... wig consultant
Crystal Woodford ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Tricia Miles ... post-production supervisor
Robin Mulcahy Fisichella ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Donna Davenport ... dga trainee
Mike De La Vina ... additional 2nd assistant director
Cleta Elaine Ellington ... first assistant director
Ted Leonard ... second second assistant director
Kathleen Tull ... second assistant director (as Katie Tull)

Art Department

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Dave Akes ... propmaker (as David Akes)
Michael Arena ... greensman
Brian Babineaux ... set painter
Alvis Barrington ... propmaker
Kip Bartlett ... on-set dresser
Sheila Bartlett ... camera scenic
Derick Broderman ... propmaker
Kenneth Brown ... construction buyer
Ed Burcham ... set dresser (as Eddie Burcham)
Ron Burnette ... propmaker
Micah Carper ... set dresser
Todd Clevenger ... key scenic
Melisa Coby ... scenic artist
Daniel Coe ... construction coordinator
James Comiskey Jr. ... propmaker
Justin Bruce Trevor Comiskey ... propmaker (as Justin Comiskey)
Ashley De La Vina ... clearance coordinator (as Ashley Thomas)
Paulo DeFreitas Jr. ... storyboard artist
Brody Docar ... assistant props
Ida Floreak ... sign writer
Erin Foster ... art coordinator
Sonia L. Garcia ... paint foreman (as L. Sonia Garcia)
Romain Gateau ... assistant property master
Gretchen Gattuso ... decorator buyer
Frank Hendrick ... set dresser gang boss
Jeremy Keifer ... propmaker
Carl Kempf ... painter
Vanessa Knoll ... set decoration buyer
Remmert H. Laan ... set dresser (as Remmert Laan)
Severin Lagarde ... set dresser
Kevin C. Lang ... set dresser
Daryl J. Layssard ... propmaker
Gerald Palone ... set dresser
Dave Purretto ... set dresser
Kris Ray ... propmaker
Eric Ringbloom ... set dresser
Adam Robbins ... propmaker
George Sanchez ... plasterer
Philip Schneider ... property master
Karen Teneyck ... graphic designer
Todd Tracy ... set dresser
James F. Truesdale ... set designer
Stephanie Waldron ... greens foreman
Taylor Weeks ... scenic gang boss
Shann Whynot-Young ... leadman
Jacob Yates ... propmaker
Tony Ziegler ... set dresser
Lewis Zucker ... assistant property master

Sound Department

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Gregg Baxter ... supervising sound editor
Jeff Blehr ... utility sound
Paul Bliven ... sound re-recording mixer additional material deleted scenes
Zane D. Bruce ... additional foley
Evan Daum ... adr mixer
Craig Dollinger ... boom operator
Rickley W. Dumm ... sound effects editor
Angelina Faulkner ... sound editor: trailer
Julie Feiner ... adr editor
David E. Fluhr ... additional sound re-recording mixer
James Gallivan ... first assistant sound editor
Judah Getz ... adr mixer
David Michael Green ... post production infrastructure
Adam Jenkins ... additional sound re-recording mixer
David Jobe ... foley mixer
Jason King ... sound designer / sound effects editor
Eric Laws ... epk sound mixer
Dawn Lunsford ... foley artist
Flávio Medeiros ... sound editor trailer / sound editor: trailer
Adam Mendez ... adr mixer
Scott Millan ... re-recording mixer
Steven Morrow ... sound mixer
Thomas J. O'Connell ... adr mixer
Jordan O'Neill ... datasat sound mastering engineer
Jonathan Rego ... sound editor: trailer
Diego Ruiz ... adr recordist
Greg P. Russell ... re-recording mixer
Daniel Saxlid ... dialogue editor
Robert L. Sephton ... sound designer / sound effects editor
Alicia Stevenson ... foley artist
Matthew E. Taylor ... foley editor
Drew Webster ... re-recording mix technician
Ryan Young ... adr recordist (as Ryan D. Young)

Special Effects by

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Jonathan Cappel ... special effects foreman
Matthew Brady Harris ... special effects
Tom Hilbe ... special effects technician
Jack Lynch ... special effects coordinator
Richard E. Perry ... special effects foreman

Visual Effects by

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Krista Allain ... visual effects production manager
Bhat Anirudha ... visual effects
Barb Benoit ... digital compositor
Mike Borrett ... visual effects producer: Mr. X Inc.
J. Alan Bradshaw ... lighting artist
Daniela Campos Little ... senior matchmove artist: Mr X Inc
Andy Chan ... senior visual effects compositor: Mr. X Inc.
Chris De Souza ... animator
Becca Donohoe ... compositing production manager
Crystal Dowd ... visual effects executive: Universal Pictures
Juan Flores ... digital colorist assist: Technicolor
Tie David Gambacurta ... matchmove artist: Mr X Inc
Oliver Hearsey ... tracking artist: Mr. X Inc.
Martin Hesselink ... animator
Aleksandr Isakov ... digital effects artist (as Alexander Isakov) / digital effects artist
Nitin Jain ... compositor
Jeremy Johnson ... digital compositor
Alex Knudsen ... visual effects producer
Dmitriy Kolesnik ... fx artist
Lukas Lundberg ... fx artist: Mr. X Inc.
Vimal Reddy Mallireddy ... fx artist: Mr. X Inc
Ruben Mayor ... fx artist: Mr. X Inc.
Jessie Milne ... character rigging td
Eroc Moralls ... visual effects artist
Ken Nielsen ... digital compositor
Elena Perreira ... lighting artist
Tricia Pifer ... visual effects senior producer
Mike Portoghese ... digital compositor
Milan Schere ... senior matte painter: Mr. X Inc.
Seema Schere ... matte painter: Mr. X Inc.
Matt Schofield ... matte painting supervisor: Mr. X Inc.
Kyle Sim ... comp supervisor
Kalpana Mahapatro Siromani ... lead mattepaint
Doug Spilatro ... visual effects
Ian Spriggs ... lead character modeler
Anja Stitic ... lighting artist: Mr. X Inc.
Aaron Weintraub ... visual effects supervisor
Jason Wilson ... visual effects artist
Paul Wishart ... visual effects artist
Kyle Yoneda ... effects supervisor
Casey Allen ... lead flame artist (uncredited)
Kumar Umesh ... digital compositor (uncredited)

Stunts

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Tim Bell ... stunts (as Timothy Bryan Bell)
Sean Paul Braud ... stunts (as Sean Braud)
Jeff Brockton ... precision driver
Chris Bryant ... stunts
Alan D'Antoni ... stunts
Tony Donno ... precision driver
Michael Endoso ... precision driver (as Mike Endoso)
Danny Epper ... stunts (as Daniel Epper)
Vic Fisher ... precision driver
Philip Fornah ... stunts
Lex D. Geddings ... stunt coordinator
Timothy Bryan Hall ... stunts
Thirl Haston ... stunts (as Thirl Ray Haston)
Floyd Anthony Johns Jr. ... stunts
David Andrew Nash ... stunts
Carl Anthony Nespoli ... precision driver (as Carl Nespoli)
Chuck Picerni Jr. ... stunts (as Chuck Picerni)
Steven Ritzi ... stunts (as Steve Ritzi)
William Scharpf ... stunts (as Bill Scharpf)
Buddy Sosthand ... stunts
Mark Yawn ... precision driver
John Zimmerman ... stunts
Tim Bell ... stunt driver (uncredited)
Preston Corbell ... stunts (uncredited)
Alan D'Antoni ... stunt driver (uncredited)
Michael Endoso ... stunts (uncredited)
Vic Fisher ... stunt driver (uncredited)
Philip Fornah ... stunt performer (uncredited)
Carl Anthony Nespoli ... stunt cop (uncredited)
Buddy Sosthand ... stunt double: Chadwick Boseman (uncredited)
Matt Thompson ... stunt driver (uncredited)
Mark Yawn ... stunt driver (uncredited)
John Zimmerman ... stunt rigger (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Austin Alward ... first assistant camera: additional
Michael Applebaum ... b camera operator
Will Arnot ... A Camera Operator/Steadicam
Kareem Audain ... grip
Russell Beard ... rigging electrician
Erik Bernstein ... key rigging gaffer / rigging gaffer
Victor Brunette ... hd video assist
Colin J. Campbell ... gaffer
Richard L. Carden ... a dolly grip
Ron Chapple ... aerial cameraman
Michelle Cummins ... rigging grip
Eric DePoorter ... best boy rigging grip
Drew Frazier ... electrician
Tyler Garrett ... grip
Andrew Giffin ... lighting designer
Eddie K. Goldblatt ... camera pa
Joseph Graham ... key rigging grip
Tonja Greenfield ... second assistant camera: 'c' camera
Shane E. Gros ... grip
Tim Guffin ... second assistant camera
Anthony Hart ... utility camera
Jeff Herring ... lighting technician
Daniel Ippolito ... rigging grip
Renaldo Jackson ... lighting technician
Jerry M. Jacob ... camera operator
Dan Jarrell ... best boy grip
Gary Kelso ... b dolly grip
Michael D. Kennedy ... scorpio head technician
Kevin Lippincott ... best boy rigging electric
Andy Luce ... grip
Bradley Martin ... lighting technician
Patrick McArdle ... first assistant camera
Nathaniel Miller ... digital imaging technician
Nick Nicolay ... rigging grip
Craig Nix ... technocrane operator
Brian T. Pitts ... camera operator
Luke Porterfield ... grip
Jason Prowell ... lighting technician
Nate Selee ... rigging grip
Jim Shelton ... key grip
James Allen Sheppard ... video assist utility
Sean Smith ... best boy electric
Tiffani L. Stephenson ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
D. Stevens ... still photographer
Mariana Sánchez de Antuñano ... first assistant: "b" camera
Charles B. Walker ... rigging grip
Jim Wayer ... rigging grip
Jerry Wheat ... lighting technician
Thomas White ... grip
Dan Wyssmann ... rigging grip

Casting Department

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Rich Delia ... casting associate
Allison Estrin ... casting associate
Blair Foster ... casting assistant
Julie Hutchinson ... executive in charge of casting
Tracy Kilpatrick ... casting: Mississippi
Jamie Maddox ... extras casting assistant (as Jamie L Maddox)
Joey Montenarello ... casting assistant
Adam Richards ... casting associate
Roya Semnanian ... casting assistant
Tammy L. Smith ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Charlene Amateau ... costume supervisor
Suzanne M.B. Chambliss ... costumer: fitter
Julie Ebel ... costumer: fitter
Dana Embree ... fitter
Bridget Fenlason ... set costumer
Gina DeDomenico Flanagan ... costume digital artist (as Gina Flanagan)
K. Drew Fuller ... key set costumer
Hannah Gates ... costumer
Christy Hebert ... set costumer (as Christy Hebert Crouch)
Sarah Holden ... wardrobe (as Sarah Bowman)
Brittany Lathan ... set costumer
Keith G. Lewis ... assistant costume designer
Marylou Lim ... costumer
Gayle Merindino ... costumer (as Gayle Anderson)
Sandra Payne ... wardrobe buyer
Cheri Reed ... set costumer
Catherine Rodi ... seamstress
Gina Ruiz ... key costumer
Jennifer Schreck ... costume buyer
Bennett Secrest ... wardrobe assistant
Kim Shek ... set costumer
John H. Smith ... ager/dyer
Ric Spencer ... key on-set costumer
Patty Spinale ... head cutter/fitter
Jodie Stern ... assistant costume designer
Grace Swoope ... production assistant
Danielle Tabary ... costumer: fitter
Olivia Vestina Torres ... set costumer
Get On Up ... costumer
Dusty Wilson ... costumes buyer
Melissa Yanda ... costume production assistant: los angeles

Location Management

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Ruth Caffery ... locations scout
Nicholas Deroo ... assistant location manager
Colleen Gibbons ... location manager
Brian Hilburn ... assistant location manager (as Brian Hillburn)
Mark Welch ... location scout
Theresa A. Young ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Ron Anderson ... vocal coach: Mr. Boseman
Kevin Axt ... musician
John Beasley ... featured musician: score
Nelson Beato ... playback singer
Bill Bernstein ... music editor
Poet Cardea ... musician
Budd Carr ... music supervisor
Celeste Chada ... score coordinator
Jordan Corngold ... music editor
Rick Cox ... featured musician: score
Nicolette Di Dia ... music department
George Doering ... musician
Lee Fields ... featured vocalist
Tramaine Montell Ford ... musician
Jeff Gartenbaum ... assistant mix engineer
Mark Graham ... head of music preparation
Heavy Young Heathens ... music
Todd Honeycutt ... singer: small ensemble
Riley Hughes ... music preparation
Mick Jagger ... executive music producer
Sammy Kaplan ... music: soundtrack
Alan Leeds ... archival biography consultant
Rachel Levy ... music executive
Harvey Mason Jr. ... new music produced and arranged by (as The Underdogs)
Shinnosuke Miyazawa ... music recorded by
Victor Pesavento ... music preparation
Jasper Randall ... vocal contractor
Gary Raymond ... Pro Tools Music Playback
J.A.C. Redford ... orchestrator
Peter Rotter ... music contractor: songs
Curt Sobel ... on-set music supervisor / supervising music editor
David Stal ... music preparation
Steve Tavaglione ... featured musician: score
The Underdogs ... new music produced and arranged by
Thomas Vicari ... music scoring mixer
Margaret Yen ... music supervisor
Joe Zimmerman ... music preparation
Richard Henderson ... additional music editor: Temp (uncredited)
Stephanie Lowry ... additional music editor: Temp (uncredited)
Greg Whipple ... playback singer (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Cate Hardman ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Donald Binder ... driver
Edwin Bowden ... transportation captain (as Edwin Bowden Jr.)
Jorge Casillas ... picture car mechanic/wrangler
Chris Dunn ... driver
Caprice Ericson ... dispatcher
Robert Gillis ... transportation co-captain
Beau Holden ... personal driver: Mick Jagger
Hudson Laird ... production assistant
Burne Sharp ... Transportation
Lauren Walter ... dot coordinator
Tim J. Walters ... picture car coordinator / transportation coordinator

Additional Crew

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Victoria Acosta ... Travel Coordinator
David Sincere Aiken ... choreographer/dance coach
Coyt Bailey ... helicopter pilot (as Hugh Coyt Bailey III)
Yvette D. Bennett ... asset coordinator
Valerie Blakey ... production secretary
Anna L. Blanchard ... cast assistant
Charles Bobbitt ... biography consultant (as Charles Bobbit)
Kara Bowman ... set medic
Campbell Brewer ... assistant: Mr. Taylor
Dash Brown ... production assistant
Deanna Brown ... biography consultant
Edward Brown ... stand in: Craig Robinson
Tomirae Brown ... biography consultant (as Tomi Rae Brown)
Yamma Brown ... biography consultant
Dottie Buck ... craft service
Bobby Byrd ... historical consultant
Jake Chambers ... production assistant
Cristie Schoen Codd ... head caterer (as Cristie Schoen)
Eileen M. Dennis ... first assistant accountant
Lee Dreyfuss ... assistant: Mr. Grazer
Danessa Dudley ... set production assistant: basecamp
Leah Fein ... assistant: Ms. Hofmann
Erin Fuentes ... assistant: Mr. Afterman
Christopher Garner ... production assistant
Nelson George ... biography consultant
Bryan Gildner ... Set Production Assistant
Eddie Goldblatt ... production assistant
John Gross ... EPK Producer
Scott Hanson ... production assistant
Kathryn Hensel ... second assistant accountant (as Kathryn C. Galberth)
Laura Herb ... assistant: Ms. Huggins
Amanda Hernandez ... assistant: Mr. Pearman
Marc Inniss ... dancer
Douglas Jeanes ... caribou pilot (as Doug Jeanes)
Deidra Jenkins ... biography consultant
Aakomon Jones ... choreographer
Carl Lawson ... assistant production office coordinator
Stevie Lazo ... production accountant
Sue-Dee Lazzerini ... studio teacher
Jason Brown Lewis ... production assistant
Dirk Q. Long ... head caterer
Lisa Mall ... key set production assistant
Lauri Mills ... studio teacher
Peggy Mulloy ... unit publicist
Katlyn Neylon ... production secretary
Tracy Oliver ... animal trainer
Michalla Petersen ... voice-over artist
Chrystee Pharris ... adr voice actor
Cynthia Phillips ... post production accountant
John Radcliff ... set production assistant
Mitch Ray ... set medic
Patrick Raymond ... assistant: Mr. Taylor
Tyler Samardick ... craft service key
Mark Sanchez ... animal supplier
Hillary Scales-Lewis ... stand-in
Alyssa Scalvini ... assistant: Ms. Culp
Al Sharpton ... biography consultant (as Rev. Al Sharpton)
Kevin Slark ... production assistant
Johnas Street ... stand-in
Jordan Sudduth ... production assistant
John Taylor ... executive assistant: Ms. Spencer
Alexis Tippin ... key second assistant accountant
Gary Trentham ... production coordinator
Karen Turner ... payroll accountant
Ted Warren ... stand-in
Greg Washington ... set medic
Mario West ... set production assistant
Codie L. Wiggins ... assistant choreographer
Nikki Willson ... production assistant
Stuart F. Wilson ... caribou pilot (as Stuart Wilson)
Trey Wilson ... set production assistant
Melissa Yanda ... production assistant
Chloe Yellin ... studio executive
Sid Yost ... animal coordinator
Garson Yu ... title designer
Armin J. Zellers ... production assistant
Karen Bankhead ... additional voices (uncredited)
Nikhil Jassawalla ... consultant (uncredited)
Andrea Smith ... global director of motion picture logistics: Altour Travel (uncredited)

Thanks

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Russell Bauknight ... special thanks
Harry Benson ... special thanks: 'I Feel Good' photograph
Phil Bryant ... special thanks (as Governor Phil Bryant)
Lyn Fortenbery ... special thanks
Phillip Gunn ... special thanks (as Speaker Phillip Gunn)
Joe Nosef ... special thanks
David Nutt ... special thanks
Kristie Nutt ... special thanks
Betty Paradise ... special thanks
David Paradise ... special thanks
Tate Reeves ... special thanks (as Lt. Governor Tate Reeves)
Spencer Ritchie ... special thanks
Robin Ruse-Rinehart Barris ... special thanks
Debbie Walker ... special thanks
Mike Worley ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

On route to the stage, singer James Brown recalls a life with a turbulent childhood where music was his only constructive release for his passions. A chance demonstration of that in prison led to a new friend who helped get him out and into a musical career. With his fire and creative daring, Brown became a star who defiantly created new possibilities in show business both on and behind the stage in face of racism and conventional thinking. Along the way, James would also become a peacemaker who redefined and raised the African-American community's feeling of self-worth when it was needed most. However, those same domineering passions would lead James Brown alienating everyone around him as his appetites became ever more self-destructive. Only after he hit rock bottom with a serious mistake does Brown realize what he needs to do make his life as the Godfather of Soul truly worthwhile. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Taglines The Funk don't Quit See more »
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Also Known As
  • Get On Up (New Zealand, English title)
  • Get On Up (Ireland, English title)
  • Get on Up, James Brown: une épopée américaine (France)
  • Get On Up (Germany)
  • I Feel Good: La historia de James Brown (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 139 min
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Budget $30,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Chadwick Boseman did all his own dancing. See more »
Goofs When James Brown recorded "Say It Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud)" in 1968, he recruited neighborhood children to sing backup. Ironically the children were mostly, if not all, white and Asian with little or no black kids. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Dan Aykroyd/Chaz Ebert/Nick Thune (2014). See more »
Soundtracks Get Up Offa That Thing / Release the Pressure See more »
Crazy Credits The movie's title is shown as neon lit text, hanging in a window during the opening scene. See more »
Quotes James Brown: What's wrong, Maceo?
Maceo Parker: We can't play that like you told us. It doesn't work musically.
James Brown: Does it sound good?
Maceo Parker: Yeah
James Brown: Does it feel good?
Maceo Parker: Yeah
James Brown: If it sound good and it feel good, then it's musical.
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