Mo' Better Blues

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Financially irresponsible Giant (Spike Lee) manages a jazz group, but his sax player, Shadow (Wesley Snipes), wants to replace him with a better businessman. Bleak (Denzel Washington), the band's trumpeter, then tries to defend his close pal Giant,... read more
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Financially irresponsible Giant (Spike Lee) manages a jazz group, but his sax player, Shadow (Wesley Snipes), wants to replace him with a better businessman. Bleak (Denzel Washington), the band's trumpeter, then tries to defend his close pal Giant, leading to a power struggle between the two musicians. Meanwhile, as Bleak tries to straighten things out with his band mates and manager, he also must choose to be with either sweet teacher Indigo (Joie Lee) or sultry singer Clarke (Cynda Williams).

Original Release

08/03/1990

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Cast

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

Directors

Spike Lee

Writers

Spike Lee

Cast

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

Producers

Spike Lee Producer
Jon Kilik Producer
Monty Ross Producer

Editors

Sam Pollard

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