Mo' Better Blues

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Lee's father provided the inspiration for this look at a young black jazz trumpeter and his relationships with two women. Soundtrack by Branford Marsalis!
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Lee's father provided the inspiration for this look at a young black jazz trumpeter and his relationships with two women. Soundtrack by Branford Marsalis!

Original Release

08/03/1990

US Release

08/03/1990

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Cast

Cynda Williams Clarke Bentancourt
Denzel Washington Bleek Gilliam
Joie Lee Indigo Downes / Indigo
Ruben Blades Petey
Spike Lee Giant
Wesley Snipes Shadow Henderson (Sax)
Giancarlo Esposito Left Hand Lacey (Piano)
John Turturro Moe Flatbush
Samuel L. Jackson Madlock
Charlie Murphy Eggy
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Spike Lee

Writers

Spike Lee

Cast

Cynda Williams Clarke Bentancourt
Denzel Washington Bleek Gilliam
Joie Lee Indigo Downes / Indigo
Ruben Blades Petey
Spike Lee Giant
Wesley Snipes Shadow Henderson (Sax)
Giancarlo Esposito Left Hand Lacey (Piano)
John Turturro Moe Flatbush
Samuel L. Jackson Madlock
Charlie Murphy Eggy
Nicholas Turturro Josh Flatbush
Robin Harris Butterbean Jones
Flavor Flav Impatient Movie Patron
Abbey Lincoln Lillian Gilliam
Bill Nunn Bottom Hammer (Bass) / Bottom Hammer
Branford Marsalis Party Guest
Doug E. Doug Jimmy the Busboy
Dick Anthony Williams Big Stop Williams
Monty Ross Club Patron
Tracy Camilla Johns Club Patron

Producers

Spike Lee Producer
Jon Kilik Producer
Monty Ross Producer

Editors

Sam Pollard

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