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Miles Ahead (2015)

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An exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis.

Director:

Don Cheadle

Writers:

Steven Baigelman (screenplay), Don Cheadle (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
2 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Cheadle ... Miles Davis
Ewan McGregor ... Dave Braden
Emayatzy Corinealdi ... Frances Taylor
LaKeith Stanfield ... Junior (as Lakeith Lee Stanfield)
Brian Bowman ... Walter
Michael Stuhlbarg ... Harper
Christina Marie Karis ... Janice (as Christina Karis)
Brent Vimtrup Brent Vimtrup ... Dieter
Michael Bath Michael Bath ... Bartender
Reginald Willis Reginald Willis ... Manager
Montez Jenkins Montez Jenkins ... Busboy
Morgan Wolk ... Erica
Austin Lyon ... Justin
Nina Smilow Nina Smilow ... Tami
Chris Grays Chris Grays ... Buddy
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An exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language throughout, drug use, some sexuality/nudity and brief violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Miles Davis Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$114,530, 3 April 2016

Gross USA:

$2,610,896

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,460,466
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Miles really called up Phil Schaap on the air and told him he talked too much. See more »

Goofs

In the end we see a Korg Kronos keyboard which was released in 2011... Davis passed away in 1991. See more »

Quotes

Miles Davis: I don't like that word, "jazz". Don't... Don't call it "jazz", man. That's some made-up word. Trying to box somebody in. Don't call my music "jazz". It's social music.
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Soundtracks

Sanctuary
Performed by Miles Davis
Written by Wayne Shorter
Published by Miyako Music
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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An Imaginative Take on Miles
17 May 2019 | by random_signalSee all my reviews

Deliberately different from what a Miles' fan would construct the image of Miles by reading the autobiography and various biographies, the movie is competently produced, and fun to watch for Miles' fans.

The live at the end showcasing Miles' proteges of his legendary quintet (65~68), Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter, with the director Don Cheadle impersonating Miles, is simply priceless.


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