Overview

Opens with Bleek as a child learning to play the trumpet, his friends want him to come out and play but mother insists he finish his lessons. Bleek grows into adulthood and forms his own band - The Bleek Gilliam Quartet. The story of Bleek's and Shadow's friendly rivalry on stage which spills into their professional relationship and threatens to tear apart the quartet.

  1. Spike Lee

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Denzel Washington

    Denzel Washington

    Bleek Gilliam

  2. Spike Lee

    Spike Lee

    Giant

  3. Wesley Snipes

    Wesley Snipes

    Shadow Henderson (Sax)

  4. Giancarlo Esposito

    Giancarlo Esposito

    Left Hand Lacey (Piano)

  5. John Turturro

    John Turturro

    Moe Flatbush

Full Cast & Crew

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Facts

Status Released

Release Information

  • August 3, 1990
    R
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 9m

Budget $10,000,000.00

Revenue $16,153,593.00

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