Bird

A tribute to the life and genius of saxophonist Charlie Parker, BIRD is a collage of passages from Parker's remarkable life, from his childhood in Kansas City, through his tumultuous interracial relationship with Chan Richardson, to his tragic death at the age of 34. Derived mostly from Chan Parker's unpublished memoir, Life in E-Flat, the story is told...read more

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Bird - Official Trailer
01:47 — Eastwood's critically acclaimed account of the life of saxaphonist Charlie Parker. Features many remastered recordings by this jazz legend!
(Movie Clip) Open, Lester Leaps In
Director Clint Eastwood fashions an intriguing opening, introducing his star Forest Whitaker, then the first of many performances using original recor (more…)
Bird - (Original Trailer)
Saxophone great Charlie Parker (Forest Whitaker) builds a career in jazz while fighting drug addiction in Clint Eastwood's Bird (1988).
(Movie Clip) I Owe Dizzy Everything
Forest Whitaker the title character, sax player Charlie Parker, with wife Chan (Diane Venora), after his release from hospital following a minor crisi (more…)

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  • Released: 1988
  • Rating: R
  • Review: A tribute to the life and genius of saxophonist Charlie Parker, BIRD is a collage of passages from Parker's remarkable life, from his childhood in Kansas City, through his tumultuous interracial relationship with Chan Richardson, to his tragic death at the… (more)

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