#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – The true life story of Ralph Waldo “Petey” Greene Jr. In the mid-to-late 1960s, in Washington, D.C., vibrant soul music and exploding social consciousness were combining to unique and powerful effect. It was the place and time for Petey to fully express himself – sometimes to outrageous effect – and “tell it like it is.” With the support of his irrepressible and tempestuous girlfriend Vernell, the newly minted ex-con talks his way into an on-air radio gig. He forges a friendship and a partnership with fellow prison inmate Milo’s brother Dewey Hughes. From the first wild morning on the air, Petey relies on the more straight-laced Dewey to run interference at WOL-AM, where Dewey is the program director. At the station, Petey becomes an iconic radio personality, surpassing even the established popularity of his fellow disc jockeys, Nighthawk and Sunny Jim. Combining biting humor with social commentary, Petey openly courts controversy for station owner E.G. Sonderling. Petey was determined to make not just himself but his community heard during an exciting and turbulent period in American history. As Petey’s voice, humor, and spirit surge across the airwaves with the vitality of the era, listeners tune in to hear not only incredible music but also a man speaking directly to them about race and power in America like few people ever have. Through the years, Petey’s “The truth just is” style — on – and off-air – would redefine both Petey and Dewey, and empower each to become the man he would most like to be.
Plot: The story of Washington D.C. radio personality Ralph “Petey” Greene, an ex-con who became a popular talk show host and community activist in the 1960s.
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Great performances, great evolution…
Well done! This movie hooks you initially with its comedy, but then evolves into a serious look at not only race relations, but every individual’s struggle to define him/herself. Don Cheadle is so spot-on that it’s easy to think it was an effortless role for him, but that would be shortchanging the man for his talents. But the real bonus of the film for me was discovering the supporting actors — I had never heard of Chiwetel Ejiofor or Taraji Henson before, but, boy, I’ll be looking for them now. And if all else fails, the soundtrack for this movie was more than worth the ticket price! Kudos to Kasi Lemmons, the cast and crew!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 58 min (118 min)
Genre Biography, Drama, History, Music, War
Director Kasi Lemmons
Writer Michael Genet (screenplay), Rick Famuyiwa (screenplay), Michael Genet (story)
Actors Don Cheadle, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Bruce McFee, Mike Epps
Awards 8 wins & 14 nominations.
Production Company Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Pelagius Films, Mark Gordon Productions
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, DTS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arriflex Cameras and Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)