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Year: 1999
USA & UK: Columbia Pictures
Cast: Sean Penn, Anthony LaPaglia, John Waters, Samantha Morton, Uma Thurman, Brian Markinson, Gretchen Mol, Vincent Guastaferro, Constance Shulman, Kellie Overbey, James Urbaniak, Marc Damon Johnson, Carole Bayeux, Carolyn Saxon, Michael Sprague, Darryl Alan Reed, Dick Monday, Josh Mowery, Tony Darrow, Brad Garrett, Denis O'Hare, Molly Price, Kaili Vernoff, Woody Allen, Ron C Jones, Ben Duncan, Nat Hentoff, Douglas McGrath, Dan Moran, Chris Bauer
Director: Woody Allen
Country: USA
USA: 93 mins
UK: 95 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for sexual content and some substance abuse
UK Certificate: PG for mild sexual references with mild violence and language
USA Release Date: 3 December 1999
UK Release Date: 9 June 2000


Woody Allen?s latest film is the fanciful biography of a legendary jazz guitarist, Emmet Ray (Sean Penn), who clashed with lovers, gangsters, musicians and success itself in the 1930?s Jazz scene, touring extensively both in America and Europe.

A central character in the fictional biography of Emmet Ray is the real-life jazz legend Django Reinhardt (Michael Sprague). Reinhardt has been hailed as the most important jazz guitarist in history, and one of the greatest guitar players who ever lived.

Woody Allen?s tale traverses the nightclubs, back alleys and train yards of the Swing Era jazz scene, yet was entirely filmed within an hour of Manhattan.

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