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Get on Up


1 Aug 2014

2 hr 19 min

Drama, Music

The Funk Don't Quit
In his follow-up to the four-time Academy Award®-nominated blockbuster The Help, Tate Taylor directs 42’s Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in Get on Up. Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. Boseman is joined in the drama by Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd.


Status: Released
Country: USA
Language: English
Awards: 5 wins & 15 nominations.


Tate Taylor


Peter Afterman (Executive Producer)
Tate Taylor (Producer)
Brian Grazer (Producer)
Trish Hofmann (Executive Producer)
Mick Jagger (Producer)
Erica Huggins (Producer)
John Norris (Executive Producer)
Victoria Pearman (Producer)




Chadwick Boseman (as James Brown)
Nelsan Ellis (as Bobby Byrd)
Dan Aykroyd (as Ben Bart)
Viola Davis (as Susie Brown)
Lennie James (as Joe Brown)
Fred Melamed (as Syd Nathan)
Jill Scott (as DeeDee Brown)
Octavia Spencer (as Aunt Honey)
Nick Eversman (as Mick Jagger)
Tika Sumpter (as Yvonne Fair)
James DuMont (as Corporal Dooley)
Billy Slaughter (as Pool Cleaner)
Ritchie Montgomery (as Warden)
Craig Robinson (as Maceo Parker)
Aloe Blacc (as Nafloyd Scott)
Josh Hopkins (as Ralph Bass)
Aunjanue Ellis (as Vicki Anderson)
Tariq Trotter (as Pee Wee Ellis)
Keith Robinson (as Baby Roy)
Stacey Scowley (as Penelope White)
Liz Mikel (as Gertrude Sanders)
Julius Tennon (as Grandpa Byrd)
Allison Janney (as Kathy)
John Benjamin Hickey (as Richard)
J.D. Evermore (as Seminar Presenter)
Carol Lee (as Mavis)
Cleta Elaine Ellington (as Shirley Buell)
Jim Gleason (as Insurance Salesman)
Ahna O'Reilly (as Reporter)
Antonius Charles (as Black Infantryman)
Donald Watkins (as Black Infantryman)
Corey Sorenson (as Pilot)
Hunter Burke (as Soldier)
Jamarion Scott (as Little James Brown)
Jordan Scott (as Little James Brown)
Rena DeAngelo (as Reno Reporter)
Aakomon H. Jones (as Bobby Bennett)
George Quinones (as Lynched Man)
Aaron Jay Rome (as Frankie Avalon)
Atkins Estimonds (as Big Junior)
Clyde Jones (as Daddy Grace)
Michael Papajohn (as 1949 Cop)
Matt Thompson (as 1949 Cop)
Denzel Reed (as Big Kid)
Phyllis Montana LeBlanc (as Mrs. Byrd)
Taura Cherne (as Sarah Byrd)
Kirk Bovill (as Announcer)
Cariella Smith (as Diner Waitress)
Jacinte Blankenship (as Velma Brown)
Sandra DeNise (as Female in Audience)
Sheldon Frett (as Susie's Soldier)
Mario J. Radford (as JB Chauffeur)
Joe T. Blankenship (as Alan Leeds)
Randy Smith (as Minder)
Alvin Edney II (as Teddy Brown)
Adrien Scott Robinson (as Little Christmas Boy)
Elliott June Rogers (as Little Christmas Girl)
Jamell Richardson (as Jimmy Nolen)
Justin Hall (as Bootsy)
David Carzell (as Catfish)
Dominic Thigpen (as Chicken)



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