Get on Up (2014)
PG-13
139 min | Biography, Drama, Music

A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.
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Writers
Jez Butterworth (screenplay) (story) | John-Henry Butterworth (screenplay) (story) | Steven Baigelman (story)
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Release date
Aug 1, 2014 (United States)

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128 cast members
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Chadwick Boseman
James Brown James Brown   See fewer
Nelsan Ellis
Bobby Byrd Bobby Byrd   See fewer
Dan Aykroyd
Ben Bart Ben Bart   See fewer
Viola Davis
Susie Brown Susie Brown   See fewer
Lennie James
Joe Brown Joe Brown   See fewer
Fred Melamed
Syd Nathan Syd Nathan   See fewer
Craig Robinson
Maceo Parker Maceo Parker   See fewer
Jill Scott
DeeDee Brown DeeDee Brown   See fewer
Octavia Spencer
Aunt Honey Aunt Honey   See fewer
Josh Hopkins
Ralph Bass Ralph Bass   See fewer
Brandon Mychal Smith
Little Richard (as Brandon Smith) Little Richard (as Brandon Smith)   See fewer
Tika Sumpter
Yvonne Fair Yvonne Fair   See fewer
Aunjanue Ellis
Vicki Anderson Vicki Anderson   See fewer
Tariq Trotter
Pee Wee Ellis Pee Wee Ellis   See fewer
Aloe Blacc
Nafloyd Scott Nafloyd Scott   See fewer
Keith D. Robinson
Baby Roy (as Keith Robinson) Baby Roy (as Keith Robinson)   See fewer
Nick Eversman
Mick Jagger Mick Jagger   See fewer
J.D. Evermore
Seminar Presenter Seminar Presenter   See fewer
Carol Lee
Mavis Mavis   See fewer
Cleta Elaine Ellington
Shirley Buell (as Cleta Ellington) Shirley Buell (as Cleta Ellington)   See fewer
Jim Gleason
Insurance Salesman Insurance Salesman   See fewer
Ahna O'Reilly
Reporter Reporter   See fewer
Antonius Charles
Black Infantryman Black Infantryman   See fewer
Donald Elise Watkins
Black Infantryman (as Donald Watkins) Black Infantryman (as Donald Watkins)   See fewer
Hunter Burke
Soldier Soldier   See fewer
James DuMont
Corporal Dooley Corporal Dooley   See fewer
Jamarion Scott
Little James Brown Little James Brown   See fewer
Jordan Scott
Little James Brown Little James Brown   See fewer
Stacey Scowley
Penelope White Penelope White   See fewer
Rena DeAngelo
Reno Reporter Reno Reporter   See fewer
Liz Mikel
Gertrude Sanders Gertrude Sanders   See fewer
Aakomon Jones
Bobby Bennett Bobby Bennett   See fewer
George Quinones
Lynched Man Lynched Man   See fewer
Aaron Jay Rome
Frankie Avalon Frankie Avalon   See fewer
Atkins Estimond
Big Junior Big Junior   See fewer
Clyde Risley Jones
Daddy Grace (as Clyde R. Jones) Daddy Grace (as Clyde R. Jones)   See fewer
Matt Thompson
1949 Cop 1949 Cop   See fewer
Michael Papajohn
1949 Cop 1949 Cop   See fewer
Denzel Reed
Big Kid Big Kid   See fewer
Phyllis Montana LeBlanc
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Julius Tennon
Grandpa Byrd (as Julius William Tennon) Grandpa Byrd (as Julius William Tennon)   See fewer
Taura Cherne
Sarah Byrd Sarah Byrd   See fewer
Kirk Bovill
Announcer Announcer   See fewer
Cariella Smith
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Jacinte Blankenship
Velma Brown Velma Brown   See fewer
Sandra DeNise
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Sheldon Frett
Susie's Soldier Susie's Soldier   See fewer
Mario J. Radford
JB Chauffeur JB Chauffeur   See fewer
Joe Blankenship
Alan Leeds Alan Leeds   See fewer
Randy Smith
Minder Minder   See fewer
Alvin Edney II
Teddy Brown Teddy Brown   See fewer
Adrien Scott Robinson
Little Christmas Boy Little Christmas Boy   See fewer
Elliott June Rogers
Little Christmas Girl Little Christmas Girl   See fewer
Jamell Richardson
Jimmy Nolen Jimmy Nolen   See fewer
Jason Davis
Mayor White Mayor White   See fewer
Just N. Time
Bootsy (as Justin Hall) Bootsy (as Justin Hall)   See fewer
David Carzell
Catfish Catfish   See fewer
Dominic Thigpen
Chicken Chicken   See fewer
Billy Slaughter
Pool Cleaner Pool Cleaner   See fewer
Christopher Rucinski
Tim Drummond Tim Drummond   See fewer
Madrianna Allen
Paris Concert Goer (uncredited) Paris Concert Goer (uncredited)   See fewer
Nadège August
Additional Voice (voice) (uncredited) Additional Voice (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Jaclyn Bethany
Mashed Potato Girl (uncredited) Mashed Potato Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
Kevin Boff
Concertgoer in Paris (uncredited) Concertgoer in Paris (uncredited)   See fewer
Jesse Brand
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Aaron J. Brooks
Insurance Agent (uncredited) Insurance Agent (uncredited)   See fewer
Kary Brown
Jimmy Rice (uncredited) Jimmy Rice (uncredited)   See fewer
Mack Charles Brown
Concert Goer (uncredited) Concert Goer (uncredited)   See fewer
Tommy Brown
Paris Concertgoer (uncredited) Paris Concertgoer (uncredited)   See fewer
Elizabeth Burcham
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Winthorpe Burke
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Rebecca Chulew
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Artrial Clark
Stage Jumper #7 (uncredited) Stage Jumper #7 (uncredited)   See fewer
Cristie Schoen Codd
Flight Attendant (uncredited) Flight Attendant (uncredited)   See fewer
Laura Cooley
Audience Member (uncredited) Audience Member (uncredited)   See fewer
Kylen Davis
Boxer #5 (uncredited) Boxer #5 (uncredited)   See fewer
Rob Demery
Clyde Stubblefield (uncredited) Clyde Stubblefield (uncredited)   See fewer
Miles Donald
Radio DJ in Breakroom (uncredited) Radio DJ in Breakroom (uncredited)   See fewer
Derrick Dee Drake
BackStage Hand (uncredited) BackStage Hand (uncredited)   See fewer
Pauline Dyer
Marrisa (uncredited) Marrisa (uncredited)   See fewer
Sydney E Eidt
Concert Goer (uncredited) Concert Goer (uncredited)   See fewer
Gregory Fears
Paris Concert Goer (uncredited) Paris Concert Goer (uncredited)   See fewer
Felicity Flesher
Concertgoer in Paris (uncredited) Concertgoer in Paris (uncredited)   See fewer
Bryan Gildner
1969 Recording Engineer (uncredited) 1969 Recording Engineer (uncredited)   See fewer
Gloria Gonnillini
Lady at Concert in Paris (uncredited) Lady at Concert in Paris (uncredited)   See fewer
Lesley Gore
Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Shelby Gray
Paris Concert Fan (uncredited) Paris Concert Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
Stuart Greenwell
Infirmary Doctor (uncredited) Infirmary Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
David Horace Greer
Deidra's Apollo Date (uncredited) Deidra's Apollo Date (uncredited)   See fewer
Lenita Harris
Mary (uncredited) Mary (uncredited)   See fewer
Christopher Heskey
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Ty Hill
Airport Passenger (uncredited) Airport Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
Jacelyn Howard
Diner Patron (uncredited) Diner Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
Jacquelyn Twodat Jackson
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Hudson Laird
Brian Wilson (Beach Boy) (uncredited) Brian Wilson (Beach Boy) (uncredited)   See fewer
Lamar Lott
Golfer (uncredited) Golfer (uncredited)   See fewer
Shumon Lucas
Military Police (uncredited) Military Police (uncredited)   See fewer
Justin Mabry
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David Moncrief
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Chad D Montgomery
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
Ritchie Montgomery
Warden (uncredited) Warden (uncredited)   See fewer
Christopher Wesley Moore
Dennis Wilson (uncredited) Dennis Wilson (uncredited)   See fewer
David Andrew Nash
JB Body Guard (uncredited) JB Body Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
Lindsay Peak
Elite Luncheon Lady 1962 (uncredited) Elite Luncheon Lady 1962 (uncredited)   See fewer
Stacy Stephen Purser
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Angela Ramsey
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Anthony Ramsey
Highway Patrol (uncredited) Highway Patrol (uncredited)   See fewer
Kyle Rankin
Marine (uncredited) Marine (uncredited)   See fewer
Charles R. Rooney
President Lyndon B. Johnson (uncredited) President Lyndon B. Johnson (uncredited)   See fewer
Ben Sapp
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Leslie Saucier
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William Schaff
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Philip A Scott
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Robert Sizemore
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Edward Rashad Smith
Charles Conner (uncredited) Charles Conner (uncredited)   See fewer
Brett Sobel
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Joseph Stephens Jr.
Minders Guys (uncredited) Minders Guys (uncredited)   See fewer
Chase Stevens
Background (uncredited) Background (uncredited)   See fewer
Eugenia Stewart
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Lawrence D. Wallace I
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Ted Warren
Socialite (uncredited) Socialite (uncredited)   See fewer
Kelly Wedgeworth
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Doug Whitaker
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Calvin Williams
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Cotton Yancey
Country Club (uncredited) Country Club (uncredited)   See fewer
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