Rent Bird on DVD


1988 Rated R 2hr 40m

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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Movie Details

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
Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
Screen formats

Widescreen 1.85:1


English, Spanish (Neutral), French, 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; cast/crew biographies; film highlights; isolated film score audio track; theatrical trailer.