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Cadillac Records [videorecording] / Sony Music Film and Parkwood Pictures present a Sony Music Film production
DVDs DVDs | Sony Pictures Home Entertainment | c2009 | [Widescreen version.]
Available at Adult DVD-Feature Film (Call number: DVD C DRAMA)
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Imprint
Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2009.
Edition
[Widescreen version.]
Descript
1 videodisc (109 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Det
DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby surround.
Note
Includes English and dubbed French language soundtracks, with optional subtitles in English or French.
Closed-captioned.
Cast
Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Gabrielle Union, Columbus Short, Cedric the Entertainer, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Eamonn Walker, Mos Def, Beyoncé Knowles.
Credits
Producers, Andrew Lack, Sofia Sondervan ; writer/director, Darnell Martin ; director of photography, Anastas Michos ; editor, Peter C. Frank ; music, Terence Blanchard.
Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
Audience
MPAA rating: R; for pervasive language and some sexuality.
Summary
Chess Records was located on the south side of Chicago. In 1947, it began recording blues music with Muddy Waters and Little Walter. This eventually gave birth to rock and roll in 1955 with Chuck Berry. Record producer, Leonard Chess has an ear for this different type of music and believes he can cash in by signing up new talent such as songwriter, Willie Dixon, Howlin' Wolf, and Etta James. Chess makes all of his artists part of his family and takes care of them. This is not easy since they spend a small fortune on booze, drugs, and the high life. When Chuck Berry goes to jail, Leonard is able to find another talented performer, Etta James, to take his place. In the late sixties, as their music goes out of favor, Leonard Chess gets out of the record business.
Note
Special features: deleted scenes ; making of the film ; commentaries.
Local Note
MW, 3-09; 4-09(add)
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ISBN
1435953983
9781435953987
ISBN/ISSN
043396294660
Music #
29466 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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