Bird Trailer

Bird Trailer (1988)

01 July 1988 Drama, Music 161 mins

Saxophone player Charlie Parker comes to New York in 1940. He is quickly noticed for his remarkable way of playing. He becomes a drug addict but his loving wife Chan tries to help him.

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Forest Whitaker

as Charlie 'Bird' Parker

Diane Venora

as Chan Parker

Keith David

as Buster Franklin

Damon Whitaker

as Young Bird

Michael Zelniker

as Red Rodney

Samuel E. Wright

as Dizzy Gillespie

Michael McGuire

as Brewster

James Handy

as Esteves

Arlen Dean Snyder

as Dr. Heath

Sam Robards

as Moscowitz

Penelope Windust

as Bellevue Nurse

Glenn Wright

as Alcoholic Patient

George Orrison

as Patient with Checkers

Bill Cobbs

as Dr. Caulfield

Tony Todd

as Frog


David Valdes

David Valdes Executive Producer

Lennie Niehaus

Original Music Composer

Jack N. Green

Jack N. Green Cinematography

Willie D. Burton

Willie D. Burton Sound mixer

Joel Cox

Joel Cox Editor

Edward C. Carfagno

Edward C. Carfagno Production Design

Jack N. Green

Jack N. Green Director of Photography

Robert G. Henderson

Robert G. Henderson Supervising Sound Editor

Rick Alexander

Rick Alexander Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Les Fresholtz

Les Fresholtz Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Vern Poore

Vern Poore Sound Re-Recording Mixer

International Titles

Bird Trailer

International Releases Dates

France 01 July 1988

United States 30 September 1988

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