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Bird (1988)

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Forest Whitaker Forest Whitaker
Charlie 'Bird' Parker
Diane Venora Diane Venora
Chan Parker
Michael Zelniker Michael Zelniker
Red Rodney
Keith David Keith David
Buster Franklin
Michael McGuire Michael McGuire
Brewster
James Handy James Handy
Esteves
Damon Whitaker Damon Whitaker
Young Bird


Written by
Joel Oliansky Joel Oliansky
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A good movie

12 years, 7 months ago at Nov 15 10:22
For some reasons, I was really eager to watch this movie and it took me about 6 years to finally find it. Indeed, since I have been playing the saxophone alt for maybe 8 years, I obviously really had to check it out. In fact, I did study Charlie Parker's music and it was basically the most difficult thing you could play on a sax. Indeed, even if I would play it 10 times slower than him, it was sti... read more
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The troubled life and career of the jazz musician, Charlie "Bird" Parker.
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