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Director Clint Eastwood is a life-long jazz aficionado, and this biopic of saxophonist Charlie "Bird" Parker was a labour of love for him. Forest Whitaker plays Parker, an uncompromising and revolutionary musician who was crucial in the development of the style know as bebop and elevating jazz to an art form. However he was also a heroin addict - an addiction that led to his death in 1955, aged 34. Eastwood's directorial style here echoes his hero's musical flights of imagination.

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Contains pervasive Drug Content and some strong language.

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