PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Music
A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.
Spike Lee was lined up to direct, but music contractual issues held up the production, and he had to leave to honor other commitments.
Mr. President, I want to go to Vietnam. We've got to bring the super heavy funk to the cats over there... Are they shooting at us? They trying to kill James Brown today. You want to go down in history as the man who killed the funk?
At the beginning of 1965, Ben gives James a chauffeur-driven black 1967 Cadillac.
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