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Get on Up

by Tate Taylor Gala Premieres

‘Godfather of Soul’, ‘Mr. Dynamite’ and even ‘The Hardest Working Man in Show Business’: The R&B legend James Brown is credited with many attributes. But who is this multi-faceted musician? As a 16-year-old, James Brown ended up behind bars where he became aware of the band ‘Gospel Starlighters’, and discovered his love for music. After being released from jail, the young man, together with his band "The Famous Flames", quickly garnered attention and developed his very own unique style. As James Brown became increasingly successful, he unintentionally advanced to become an icon of the American civil rights movement. Despite his professional triumphs, the artist continued to struggle with recurring family problems.


  • Genre: Biopic
  • Country, Year: USA, 2014
  • Runtime: 139 Min
  • Languages: English
  • Subtitles: German, French
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  • Director: Tate Taylor
  • Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis, Craig Robinson, Octavia Spencer
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  • Screenplay: Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth
  • Cinematography: Stephen Goldblatt
  • Editor: Michael McCusker
  • Music: Thomas Newman
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  • Producers: Mick Jagger, Brian Grazer, Erica Huggins, Victoria Pearman, Tate Taylor
  • Executive Producers: John Norris, Anna Culp, Trish Hofmann, Peter Afterman
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  • Production Company: Imagine Entertainment
  • World Sales: Universal Pictures (USA)
  • Swiss Distribution: Universal Pictures International Switzerland GmbH
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