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'Round Midnight

1986 Rated R 2hr 11m

In this moody drama, Gallic bebop buff Francis Borler (François Cluzet) befriends self-destructive jazz great Dale Turner (Dexter Gordon), an American expatriate who left seeking a more progressive audience. Addiction has taken its toll on the gifted saxophonist, but Borler's small acts of compassion spark a renewed -- if fleeting -- zest in the jaded performer, which is echoed in his music. Herbie Hancock's original score bagged an Oscar.

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Movie Details

1987 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
1987 Academy Award®
Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
Screen formats

Widescreen 1.85:1


English, French, Spanish (Neutral), Portuguese

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1

Other features

Color; region 1 encoding; interactive menus; scene access; audio commentary by director Bertrand Tavernier; cast and director career highlights; cast/crew biographies; theatrical trailer.