Get On Up


2h 18m 2014

Brief Synopsis

Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film gives a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of James Brown, on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.

Film Details

Also Known As
Get On Up - La storia di James Brown, I feel good, James Brown, el rey del soul, La vie de James Brown, Star Time, Untitled (Imagine Entertainment/James Brown Biopic), feel good
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2014
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Mississippi, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 18m

Synopsis

Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film gives a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of James Brown, on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.

Crew

James Abrams

Music

Victoria Acosta

Travel Coordinator

Asinia Adams

Music

Peter Afterman

Executive Producer

David Akes

Props

Terrance Alexander

Music

Krista Allain

Visual Effects Producer

Dexter Allen

Music

Charlene Amateau

Costume Supervisor

Ron Anderson

Coach

Michael Applebaum

Camera Operator

William Arnot

Camera Operator

Mike Aronis

Adr Mixer

Brennan Atherton

Music

Kareem Audain

Grip

Steven Baigelman

Story By

Hugh Coyt Bailey

Pilot

Robert Baird

Assistant Camera

Shannon Bakeman

Hair Stylist

Andrew Baker

Office Assistant

Henry Ballard

Song

Kerry Barden

Casting

Alvis R Barrington

Props

Kip Bartlett

On-Set Dresser

Ralph Bass

Song

Jamal Batiste

Music

Gregg Baxter

Supervising Sound Editor

Russell Beard

Lighting Technician

John Beasley

Score Recording

Michael Beasley

Music

Tim Bell

Stunts

Yvette D. Bennett

Coordinator

Dennis Berardi

Visual Effects Producer

Wayne Bergeron

Song

Rick Bernos

Foreman

Bill Bernstein

Music Editor

Charlie Bisharat

Song

Ron Blake

Music

Valerie Blakey

Production Secretary

Heather Bland

Dancer

Jeff Blehr

Sound

Charles Bobbit

Historic Theatre Consultant

Sergey Bolisov

Visual Effects

Dennis Bonds

Music

Mike Borrett

Visual Effects Producer

Edwin Bowden

Transportation Captain

Andrea Bowman

Hair Stylist

Kara Bowman

Medic

Timothy Boyd

Music

J Alan Bradshaw

Visual Effects

Jeff Bradshaw

Song

Sean Paul Braud

Stunts

Campbell Brewer

Assistant

Jeff Brockton

Driver

Derick Broderman

Props

Dash Brown

Production Assistant

Deanna Brown

Song

Deanna Brown

Historic Theatre Consultant

James Brown

Song

James Brown

Song Performer

Jason Brown

Production Assistant

Micah Brown

Music

Tomi Rae Brown

Historic Theatre Consultant

William Brown

Music

Yamma Brown

Historic Theatre Consultant

Yamma Brown

Song

Victor Brunette

Video

Chris Bryant

Stunts

Andrew Buckland

Editor

George Budd

Music

Eddie Burcham

On-Set Dresser

Dwayne Burge

Music

Ron Burnette

Props

Billy Butler

Song

Jez Butterworth

Story By

Jez Butterworth

Executive Producer

Jez Butterworth

Screenplay

John-henry Butterworth

Executive Producer

John-henry Butterworth

Story By

John-henry Butterworth

Screenplay

Bobby Byrd

Historic Theatre Consultant

Bobby Byrd

Song

Ruth Caffery

Location Scout

Carlos Calvo

Music

Colin Campbell

Gaffer

Teddy Campbell

Song

Bill Cantos

Music

John Cappel

Special Effects Foreman

Richard L Carden

Dolly Grip

Micah Carper

On-Set Dresser

Budd Carr

Music Supervisor

Andy Chan

Compositor

Ron Chapple

Aerial Director Of Photography

Jean Luc Charboneau

Production Assistant

K Wing Chin

On-Set Dresser

Andrew Clapp

Lighting Technician

Todd Clevenger

Scenic Artist

Henry Cline

Camera Operator

Daniel Coe

Construction Coordinator

Castro Coleman

Music

Kenitia Coleman

Dancer

James Comiskey

Props

Justin Comiskey

Props

Jordan Corngold

Music Editor

Anthony Cornish

Music

Jim Cox

Song

Rick Cox

Score Recording

Anna Culp

Executive Producer

Fionagh Cush

Prosthetic Makeup

Alan D'antoni

Stunts

Brian Dallas

Lighting Technician

Donna Davenport

Dga Trainee

Charles Davis

Song

Leslie Davis

Props

Sharen Davis

Costume Designer

Sharia Lynn Davis

Post-Production Assistant

Larry Dean

Props

Rena Deangelo

Set Decorator

Paulo Defreitas, Jr.

Storyboard Artist

Rich Delia

Casting Associate

Robert Demery

Music

Eileen Dennis

Accounting Assistant

Eric Depoorter

Best Boy

Nicholas Deroo

Location Manager

Chelsea Swanier Dillon

Music

Brody Docar

Props Assistant

George Doering

Score Recording

Craig Dollinger

Boom Operator

Tony Donno

Driver

Lee Dreyfuss

Assistant

Jeff Driskill

Song

Danessa Dudley

Production Assistant

Bruce Dukov

Song

Rickley W Dumm

Sound

Sally Durkin

Location Assistant

Julie Ebel

Tailor

Michael Edwards

On-Set Dresser

Cleta Ellington

Assistant Director

Alfred James Ellis

Song

Michael Endoso

Driver

Daniel Epper

Stunts

Allison Estrin

Casting Associate

Selby Evans

Craft Service

Carla Farmer

Hair

Leah Fein

Assistant

Julie Feiner

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Vic Fisher

Driver

Marc Fishman

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Robin Fisichella

Production Supervisor

Jeffrey Flanagan

Music

David E Fluhr

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Tramaine Montell Ford

Music

Tom Forletta

Colorist

Philip Fornah

Stunts

Jimmy Forrest

Song

Blair Foster

Local Casting

Bob Foster

Transportation Coordinator

Erin Foster

Art Department Coordinator

Daniel Fox

Modelmaker

Drew Frazier

Lighting Technician

Erin Fuentes

Assistant

Kimble Funchess

Music

Greg Funk

Prosthetic Makeup

Kathryn Galberth

Accounting Assistant

James Gallivan

Assistant Sound Editor

Sonia L. Garcia

Scenic Artist

Shanado Lamar Gardner

Music

Romain Gateau

Assistant Property Master

Damian Gatlin

Music

Lorenzo Gayden

Music

Lex Geddings

Stunt Coordinator

Nelson George

Historic Theatre Consultant

Colleen Gibbons

Location Manager

Shane Gibson

Medic

Andrew Giffin

Lighting Technician

Tommy Gilbert

On-Set Dresser

Bryan Gildner

Production Assistant

Robert Gillis

Transportation Captain

Darren Glenn

Music

Darren Glenn

Music Coordinator

John Gluck Jr.

Song

Wally Gold

Song

Eddie K Goldblatt

Production Assistant

Stephen Goldblatt

Other

Stephen Goldblatt

Director Of Photography

Tony Gordon

Music

Wycliffe Gordon

Music

Lesley Gore

Song Performer

Seymour Gottlieb

Song

Joseph A Graham

Key Rigging Grip

Gary Grant

Song

Brian Grazer

Producer

Tonja Greenfield

Assistant Camera

Shane Gros

Grip

Tim Guffin

Assistant Camera

Robert Guillot

Props

Joseph Handy

Music

Cory Hannah

Music

Scott Hanson

Production Assistant

Cate Hardman

Script Supervisor

Film Details

Also Known As
Get On Up - La storia di James Brown, I feel good, James Brown, el rey del soul, La vie de James Brown, Star Time, Untitled (Imagine Entertainment/James Brown Biopic), feel good
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2014
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Mississippi, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 18m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video January 6, 2015

Wesley Snipes was previously mentioned to star.

Spike Lee previously attached to direct.

Before his death in December 2006, Brown played an active role in the project's development and granted access to his music rights.

Previously in development at Paramount Pictures.

Jill Scott's role was written specially for her.

Screenplay was on the 2006 Black List under the title "Super Bad".

Wide Release in United States August 1, 2014

Released in United States on Video January 6, 2015

Previously in development at Universal Pictures with Eddie Murphy attached to star.

Wide Release in United States August 1, 2014