Plot & Details
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.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Drama
- Run Time: 118min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 07/13/2007
- DVD Release Date: 10/30/2007
- Distributor(s): Focus Features
- Director(s): Kasi Lemmons
- Starring: Don Cheadle , Chiwetel Ejiofor , Cedric the Entertainer , Taraji P. Henson , Mike Epps
- Themes: Members of the Press,Going Straight,Race Relations
- Tone: Intimate,Wry,Reflective,Confrontational,Talky,Irreverent
- Keywords: Black [race],DJ,community,controversy,ex-convict,race-relations,radio-personality
- Country of Origin: USA - Limited (07-13-2007)
- Language: English