Cadillac Records is based on the true story of the original Chicago-based purveyors of electric blues, Chess Records.
Production Year: 2008
April 25, 2014 09:00 (KSA) ~ April 25, 2014 08:00 (CLT)
Founded in 1950 by Leonard Chess, Chess Records quickly gained a reputation as home to some of the most talented and influential blues artists ever.
But along the way there was enough sex, drugs, and rock & roll to ensure that things around Chess Records never got boring.
Chess decides to pool his resources into releasing what were then called "race records."
Soon a coterie of label talent, from Little Walter and Howlin' Wolf, to Chuck Berry and Etta James, help to propel the fledgling label to the top of the charts--with each hit-maker rewarded by Chess with a shiny new Cadillac automobile.
- Jeffrey Wright
- Beyonce Knowles
- Adrien Brody
- Cedric the Entertainer
- Gabrielle Union
- Emmanuelle Chriqui
- Columbus Short
- Eamonn Walker
Directed by:Darnell Martin
Rating: R for pervasive language and some sexuality