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Year: 2015
Original Title: Miles Ahead
Length: 101 minutes
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Studios: Bifrost Pictures
Distributor: Icon Entertainment
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Release Dates

United Kingdom: April 22 2016

United States: March 16 2016


Ranking: 7,799 out of 16,357 movies (up 1599)


4.4 by 3 users

6.8 by 4 media


Biopic of Miles Davis, who was a famous trumpeter and composer of jazz. This is one of the most important, innovative and influential figures in the history of jazz, with artists such as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker or John Coltrane. Davis's career, spanning fifty years, traces the history of jazz throughout the second half of the twentieth century, characterized by its constantly evolving and seeking new artistic paths: Davis participates with equal force of bebop and cool, and the hardbop and the jazz avant-garde, particularly in its slope modal and fusion with rock. The sound of his trumpet is quite characteristic for its use of steel Harmon mute, which provided a more personal and intimate touch; the sound is soft and melodic, based on short notes, tending to the lyricism and introspection.


Cast Miles Ahead

Don Cheadle

Don Cheadle

Miles Davis

Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor

Dave Brill

Michael Stuhlbarg

Michael Stuhlbarg

Harper Hamilton

LaKeith Stanfield

LaKeith Stanfield

Lakeith Lee Stanfield

Emayatzy Corinealdi

Emayatzy Corinealdi

Frances Taylor



Trivia Miles Ahead

While the film takes place In New York, it was actually filmed in Cincinnati, Ohio and Northern Kentucky. Used to be titled "Kill The Trumpet Player". Zoe Saldana was originally cast as Francis Taylor but ended up dropping out. She was replaced by Emayatzy Corinealdi.