Don Cheadle stars as outspoken ex-convict and iconic radio personality Ralph Waldo "Petey" Greene in a powerful biopic detailing the life and career of a media figure whose voice instilled the black community with hope during the turbulent 1960s. After talking his way onto the Washington, D.C. airwaves in the era of free love, a man emboldened by the inspirational soul music and rapidly expanding social consciousness that defined the decade openly courts controversy as his put-upon producer, Dewey Hughes (Chiwetel Ejiofor), runs interference. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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This movie was not marketed very well, yet it still was a superbly acted. The period of this movie capures perfectly (I was living in in D.C.during this period) "Petey" Greene, his life career and "ouch" hairstyles and clothing. It was a tumultuous time in our country and for this particular part of the culture he; Petey Greene was quite revelent.
Great movie! Bio on the lives of 70s and rado's first shock jock, Petey Green & manager Dewey Hughes. Superb acting by all players and nobody, not even Cedric the Entertainer goes over the top. Loved the MoTown early R&B vignettes & being a radio person, thought it a great tribute to old time non-corporate radio before DJs got told (as they do now) WHAT to say and what not to say. Bring it back, is all I can say after seeing this! And WHEN is Don Cheadle going to get his Oscar??