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Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown ()


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A look at the music career of musician James Brown beginning with his first hit song, "Please, Please, Please," in 1956.

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Bobby Byrd ...
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Martha High ...
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Melvin Parker ...
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Danny Ray ...
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Pee Wee Ellis ...
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Fred Wesley ...
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Ben Bart ...
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Cleveland Sellers ...
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Kevin White ...
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Louis B. Lyons ...
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Don Warden ...
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Phelps 'Catfish' Collins ...
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Jim Wipkee ...
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Directed by

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Alex Gibney

Written by

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Alex Gibney ... (written by)

Produced by

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Peter Afterman ... producer
Daniel Brooks ... executive producer (as Dan Brooks)
Trevor Davidoski ... co-producer
Christopher John Farley ... consulting producer
Blair Foster ... producer
Alex Gibney ... executive producer
Mick Jagger ... producer
Victoria Pearman ... producer
Michael Singer ... executive producer (as Mike Singer)
Eric Weider ... executive producer

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Maryse Alberti ... director of photography
Antonio Rossi ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Geeta Gandbhir ... supervising editor
Maya Mumma

Editorial Department

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Allie Ames ... digital intermediate conform editor
Jeff Cornell ... digital intermediate conform editor
Christina Delerme ... digital intermediate post producer
Joe Fenstermaker ... additional assistant editor
Beth Friedland ... digital intermediate conform editor
Joey Handy ... digital intermediate producer
Alex Keipper ... associate editor
Jack Lewars ... digital intermediate colorist
Ryan McMahon ... digital intermediate conform editor
Benjamin Murray ... digital intermediate supervising conform editor
Hannah Vanderlan ... additional assistant editor

Production Management

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Kelley Cribben ... post-production supervisor
Stacey Offman ... executive In charge of production

Art Department

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Stephonika W. Kaye ... set production assistant
Ryan Reeve ... set production assistant

Sound Department

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David Coulter ... sound recordist
Matteo Di Simone ... re-recording mixer
Rick Fatke ... sound recordist
Chris Fielder ... assistant sound editor
Tom Fleischman ... re-recording mixer
Maegan Hayward ... re-recording mix facility coordinator
David Hocs ... sound recordist
Peter Miller ... sound recordist
Branka Mrkic ... dialogue editor (as Branka Mrkic-Tana)
Paul Rusnak ... sound recordist
Philip Stockton ... supervising sound editor
Paul Tirone ... sound re-recordist
Aaron Webster ... sound recordist
Jon P. Wermuth ... sound recordist
John Zecca ... sound recordist

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Lance Becker ... assistant camera
Ryan Bronz ... assistant camera
Ian Christy ... assistant camera
Kurt Denissen ... assistant camera
Alexander Elkins ... assistant camera
Sam Elliot ... assistant camera
Marianne Espinosa ... assistant camera
Alex Guckert ... assistant camera
Ronan Killeen ... additional photography
Brad Serreno ... additional photography
Brett Wiley ... additional photography

Music Department

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Erin Fuentes ... music coordinator
Annette Kudrak ... music editor
Alison Litton ... associate music supervisor
Margaret Yen ... music supervisor

Additional Crew

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Julie Begey Seureau ... assistant to producer
Deanna Brown ... special consultant
Tomirae Brown ... consultant (as Tomi Rae Brown)
Bethany Dettmore ... production assistant
Jacqueline Eckhouse ... production counsel (as Jackie Eckhouse)
Grace Fardella ... assistant: Alex Gibney
Michelle Glick ... office production manager
Emilio Grossi ... provider: color photos - Apollo Theater
Cara Mia Harris ... production office manager
Amanda Hernandez ... assistant: Victoria Pearman
Kathryn Hoffman ... insurance broker (as Katherine Hoffman)
Alison Joy ... executive assistant
Emily Kaplan ... assistant: Alex Gibney
Barbara Karen ... production accountant
Aidan Kaye ... intern
Mia Lam ... production accountant
Alan Leeds ... consultant
Jim McDonnell ... footage researcher
Gabriel Regentin ... title design and graphics
Beth M. Schniebolk ... production accountant (as Beth Schniebolk)
Robert Stein ... counsel: e&o (as F. Robert Stein)

Thanks

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David Peck ... special thanks
Bruce Resnikoff ... special thanks
Harry Weinger ... special thanks

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Special Effects

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Storyline

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Also Known As
  • Mr. Dynamite. James Brown (Spain)
  • James Brown - droga do sławy (Poland)
  • Мистер Динамит: Восхождение Джеймса Брауна (Russia)
  • James Brown, Mr. Dynamite (Sweden)
  • ミスター・ダイナマイト ファンクの帝王ジェームス・ブラウン (Japan, Japanese title)
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