Cadillac Records

Cadillac Records

Adrien Brody
Director: Darnell Martin Cast: Adrien Brody
Adrien Brody
, Jeffrey Wright
Jeffrey Wright
, Gabrielle Union
Gabrielle Union
Darnell Martin


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Directed by TV veteran Darnell Martin, the musical drama Cadillac Records documents the compelling true-life story of the Chicago record label that helped the world discover such legendary artists as Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, and Chuck Berry. Founded in 1950 by Leonard Chess (Adrien Brody), Chess Records quickly gained a reputation as home to some of the most talented and influential blues artists ever to step into a recording studio. But giving these musicians an opportunity to bring their music to the world was no easy task, because along the way there was enough sex, drugs, and rock & roll to ensure that things around Chess Records never got boring. Featuring Jeffrey Wright as Muddy Waters, Gabrielle Union as Geneva Wade, Beyoncé Knowles as Etta James, Mos Def as Chuck Berry, Cedric the Entertainer as Willie Dixon, and Eamonn Walker as Howlin' Wolf.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/10/2009
UPC: 0043396303935
Original Release: 2008
Rating: R
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: ABC
Time: 1:48:00

Special Features

Deleted scenes; "Playing Chess: The Making od Cadillac Records"; "Once Upon a Blues: Cadillac Records by Design"; Commentary with writer/director Darnell Martin; Blu-ray exclusive: ; The Chess Record Player

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Adrien Brody Leonard Chess
Jeffrey Wright Muddy Waters
Gabrielle Union Geneva Wade
Beyoncé Knowles Etta James
Columbus Short Little Walter
Mos Def Chuck Berry
Cedric the Entertainer Willie Dixon
Emmanuelle Chriqui Revetta Chess
Eamonn Walker Howlin' Wolf
Tammy Blanchard Actor
Shiloh Fernandez Actor

Technical Credits
Darnell Martin Director,Screenwriter
Terence Blanchard Score Composer
Johnetta Boone Costumes/Costume Designer
Linda Burton Production Designer
Peter C. Frank Editor
Peter Frank Editor
Kimberly Hardin Casting
Petra Hoebel Co-producer
Beyoncé Knowles Executive Producer
Andrew Lack Producer
Marc Levin Executive Producer
Nicolas Locke Art Director
Anastas Michos Cinematographer
Beth Amy Rosenblatt Musical Direction/Supervision
Sofia Sondervan Producer

Customer Reviews

Cadillac Records 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
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nosajkcire More than 1 year ago
It wasn't the best movie i have ever seen but it was definitely good for what it was. They chose great performers to play their parts, the music was great but you don't really get to see much of all the musicians. Etta comes up a few times and you don't even get to see much of her. They give the most important parts about the character but there really isn't much to the building of who they are.
NONOTME More than 1 year ago
a little unsure about this movie at first only because one of my least favorite people was in it. but after watching this movie all i can say is WOW!!!! I really enjoyed this movie from start to finish.
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