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 Derived mostly from Chan Parker's unpublished memoir, Life in E-Flat, the story is told...read more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…)
(Movie Clip) Charlie From Just Around
Hamilton Camp the hustling Mayor of Manhattan's West 52nd Street, meets Keith David as Buster Smith (a real person!) who recalls early days in Kansas (more…)
(Movie Clip) He's A Good Provider
Director Clint Eastwood and writer Joel Oliansky extrapolating from real events, their subject the saxophone virtuoso Charlie Parker (Forest Whitaker) (more…)
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02:03 — Trailer for The Bird. Hu-seom town will be attacked next day and all residents have already left the town. Manh also had to leave, leaving her old da (more…)
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01:04 — The third trailer for Bird which made its world premiere at the 2011 Slamdance Film Festival. Bird is a rethinking of authors' meandering in life, the (more…)
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01:08 — The second trailer for Bird which made its world premiere at the 2011 Slamdance Film Festival. Bird is a rethinking of authors' meandering in life, th (more…)
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01:20 — The first trailer for Bird which made its world premiere at the 2011 Slamdance Film Festival. Bird is a rethinking of authors' meandering in life, the (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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