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Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser

1988 Rated PG-13 1hr 30m

Madness and genius are often inexplicably intertwined, as was the case with brilliant jazz pianist Thelonious Monk, who spent his last years living as a virtual hermit. Straight, No Chaser's archival footage only hints at the madness to come. Interviews with Monk's family and collaborators complement footage shot in 1968 for German television in this music-filled portrait of talent and torment.

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Movie Details

Parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1


English, French, Portuguese, Spanish (Neutral)

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer; cast and crew information.