Release Date: July 27, 2007 (limited)
On DVD/VOD: October 30, 2007
1h 58m |
The real life story of Ralph Waldo "Petey" Greene (Don Cheadle
), an outspoken ex-con who talked his way into becoming an iconic radio personality in the 1960s in Washington, D.C.
Sparked by both the era's vibrant soul music and exploding social consciousness, Petey openly courted controversy at a white-owned station. Relying on his producer Dewey Hughes (Chiwetel Ejiofor) to run interference, Petey's unprecedented "tell it like it is" on-air style gave voice and spirit to the black community during and exciting and turbulent period in American history.
Canadian Connection: Partly filmed in Hamilton and Toronto, Ontario.