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Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown (2014)

A look at the music career of musician James Brown beginning with his first hit song, "Please, Please, Please," in 1956.

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Alex Gibney

Writer:

Alex Gibney
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Brown ... Himself (archive footage)
Christian McBride ... Himself
Bobby Byrd Bobby Byrd ... Himself
Greg Tate Greg Tate ... Himself
Louis Jordan ... Himself (archive footage)
Duke Ellington ... Himself (archive footage)
Mick Jagger ... Himself
John Starks ... Himself (as John 'Jabo' Starks)
Eugene 'Bull' Connor ... Himself (archive footage) (as Bull Connor)
Al Sharpton ... Himself
Martha High Martha High ... Herself
Little Richard ... Himself (archive footage)
Melvin Parker Melvin Parker ... Himself
Alan Leeds Alan Leeds ... Himself
Clyde Stubblefield ... Himself
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A look at the music career of musician James Brown beginning with his first hit song, "Please, Please, Please," in 1956.

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 June 2016 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Dynamite See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Soundtracks

Somethin' Else
Written by Nat Jones and James Brown
Performed by James Brown
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A so and so documentary
25 September 2019 | by ersbelSee all my reviews

Too much side politics to show this is a "halal" product for the equality or something. Misleading data, like the March Against Fear the team leaves the impression that the organizer was dead. And a lot of the weaseling from Al Sharpton. Many aspects, like family or his long tradition of extreme domestic violence are just hinted.


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