Cadillac Records

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Cadillac Records
Directed byDarnell Martin
Written byDarnell Martin
Produced bySofia Sondervan
Andrew Lack
StarringAdrien Brody
Jeffrey Wright
Narrated byCedric the Entertainer
CinematographyAnastas Michos
Edited byPeter C. Frank
Music byTerence Blanchard
Steve Jordan
Distributed byTriStar Pictures
Release dates
  • November 24, 2008 (2008-11-24) (Egyptian Theatre)
  • December 5, 2008 (2008-12-05) (United States)
Running time
109 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$12 million
Box office$8.9 million[1]

Cadillac Records is a 2008 American biographical drama movie. It was written and directed by Darnell Martin. It explores the musical era from the early 1940s to the late 1960s. It is about the influential Chicago-based record-company executive Leonard Chess, and a few of the musicians who recorded for Chess Records.

The movie stars Adrien Brody as Leonard Chess, Cedric the Entertainer as Willie Dixon, Mos Def as Chuck Berry, Columbus Short as Little Walter, Jeffrey Wright as Muddy Waters, Eamonn Walker as Howlin' Wolf, and Beyoncé as Etta James.

Release[change | change source]

The movie was released in North America on December 5, 2008 by TriStar Pictures.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Cadillac Records (2008)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 6, 2009.