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High Flying Bird (2019)

TV-MA | | Drama, Sport | 8 February 2019 (USA)
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A sports agent pitches a rookie basketball client on an intriguing and controversial business opportunity during a lockout.

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Steven Soderbergh
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
André Holland ... Ray Burke
Melvin Gregg ... Erick Scott
Eddie Tavares ... Waiter
Farah Bala ... Manager Sal
Skip Bayless ... Himself
Shannon Sharpe Shannon Sharpe ... Himself
Joy Taylor Joy Taylor ... Herself
Zazie Beetz ... Sam
Bill Duke ... Spence
Zachary Quinto ... David Starr
Caleb McLaughlin ... Darius
Bobbi A Bordley ... Freddy (as Bobbi Bordley)
Sonja Sohn ... Myra
Kyle MacLachlan ... David Seton
Jeryl Prescott ... Emera Umber
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A sports agent pitches a rookie basketball client on an intriguing and controversial business opportunity during a lockout.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

High Flying Bird See more »

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Steven Soderbergh finished the rough cut of the film three hours after principal photography wrapped. See more »

Quotes

Sam: I know you're old school. I sent you a fax.
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Soundtracks

Handsome Johnny
Written by Louis Gossett Jr. and Richie Havens (as Richard Pierce Havens)
Performed by Richie Havens
Courtesy of Polydor Records
Used by permission of EMI Unart Catalog Inc.
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I don't know what it is about
9 February 2019 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film just doesn't tell the story well. I don't understand what it is about, and the fact that all the characters talk in a cryptic manner complicates the matter further. The film had good production, but is boring and frustrating because I don't know what it is about.


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