Bird (1988)

"There are no second acts in American lives."

  • Genre: Drama, Music
  • Release Date: 1988-06-01
  • User Rating: 6.8/10 from 309 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 41min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Clint Eastwood
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From 309 Ratings


Saxophone player Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker comes to New York in 1940 and 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
  • Michael Zelniker

    as Red Rodney
  • Samuel E. Wright

    as Dizzy Gillespie
  • Keith David

    as Buster Franklin
  • Michael McGuire

    as Brewster
  • James Handy

    as Esteves
  • Damon Whitaker

    as Young Bird
  • Morgan Nagler

    as Kim
  • Arlen Dean Snyder

    as Dr. Heath
  • Sam Robards

    as Moscowitz
  • Glenn Wright

    as Alcoholic Patient
  • George Orrison

    as Patient with Checkers
  • Bill Cobbs

    as Dr. Caulfield
  • Hamilton Camp

    as Mayor of 52nd Street
  • Chris Bosley

    as First Doorman
  • George T. Bruce

    as Second Doorman
  • Joey Green

    as Gene
  • John Witherspoon

    as Sid
  • Tony Todd

    as Frog
  • Jo De Winter

    as Mildred Berg
  • Richard Zavaglia

    as Ralph the Narc
  • Anna Thomson

    as Audrey
  • Al Pugliese

    as Owner - Three Deuces
  • Hubert Kelly

    as Wilson
  • Billy J. Mitchell

    as Prince
  • Karl Vincent

    as Stratton
  • Lou Cutell

    as Bride's Father
  • Roger Etienne

    as Parisian Emcee
  • Jason Bernard

    as Benny Tate
  • Gretchen Oehler

    as Southern Nurse
  • Richard McKenzie

    as Southern Doctor
  • Tony Cox

    as Pee Wee Marquette
  • Diane Salinger

    as Baroness Nica
  • Penelope Windust

    as Bellevue Nurse
  • Ann Weldon

    as Violet Wells
Directing Clint Eastwood Director
Art Edward C. Carfagno Production Design
Production Phyllis Huffman Casting
Sound Lennie Niehaus Original Music Composer
Production David Valdes Executive Producer
Production Clint Eastwood Producer
Writing Joel Oliansky Screenplay
Editing Joel Cox Editor
Sound Willie D. Burton Sound Mixer
Camera Jack N. Green Director of Photography
Sound Rick Alexander Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Joseph A. Ippolito Sound Editor
Sound Virginia Cook-McGowan Sound Editor
Sound Walter Newman Sound Editor
Sound Les Fresholtz Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Vern Poore Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Teri E. Dorman Sound Editor
Camera Marcia Reed Still Photographer
Sound Marshall Winn Sound Editor
Directing Lloyd Nelson Script Supervisor
Sound David M. Horton Sound Editor
Sound Robert G. Henderson Supervising Sound Editor