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Title Cadillac Records [videorecording] / Sony Music Film and Parkwood Pictures present a Sony Music Film production ; produced by Andrew Lack, Sofia Sondervan ; written and directed by Darnell Martin.

Imprint Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Pittsburg 1st Fl DVD Collection  DVD Cadillac    ---  DUE 10-17-16 Billed
Edition Widescreen ed.
Description 1 videodisc (109 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Credits Director of photography, Anastas Michos ; editor, Peter C. Frank ; music, Terence Blanchard.
Cast Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Gabrielle Union, Columbus Short, Cedric the Entertainer, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Eamonn Walker, Mos Def, Beyonce Knowles.
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.
Audience MPAA rating: R; for pervasive language and some sexuality.
System Details DVD; region 1; anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital surround.
Language English or dubbed French dialogue, English or French subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject Chess, Leonard, 1917-1969 -- Drama.
Chess Records (Firm) -- Drama.
Sound recording executives and producers -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Drama.
Blues (Music) -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Drama.
Rock music -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Drama.
Feature films.
DVD-Video discs.
Genre/Form Musical films.
Musical -- Feature.
Show business -- Feature.
Musical films.
Added Author Lack, Andrew.
Sondervan, Sofia.
Martin, Darnell.
Brody, Adrien.
Wright, Jeffrey.
Union, Gabrielle.
Short, Columbus, 1982-
Cedric, the Entertainer, 1965-
Chriqui, Emmanuelle, 1977-
Walker, Eamonn, 1962-
Mos Def (Rapper)
Beyonce, 1981-
Parkwood Pictures.
Sony Music Film (Firm)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN 1435953983
Standard No. 043396294660
Music No. 29466 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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