Clint Eastwood labored for years to raise the money needed to bring this biography of Charlie Parker to the big screen. Nicknamed "Yardbird," Parker was a virtuoso saxophonist whose innovations revolutionized jazz. Despite his musical genius, Parker was hopelessly addicted to drugs. At the film's center looms the hulking presence of Forest Whitaker, who delivers a great performance in a complex role.
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- Clint Eastwood
- This movie is
- 1989 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Director (Motion Picture)
- Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture nominee
- Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
- 1989 Academy Award®
- Best Sound
RRestricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
English, Spanish (Neutral), French, PortugueseClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; region 1 encoding; interactive menus; scene access; cast/crew biographies; film highlights; isolated film score audio track; theatrical trailer.
Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it