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Mo' Better Blues (1990)

R 08/03/1990 (US) DramaRomanceMusicComedy 2h 9m


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


  3. Wesley Snipes

    Wesley Snipes

    Shadow Henderson (Sax)

  4. Giancarlo Esposito

    Giancarlo Esposito

    Left Hand Lacey (Piano)

  5. John Turturro

    John Turturro

    Moe Flatbush

  6. Samuel L. Jackson

    Samuel L. Jackson


  7. Charlie Murphy

    Charlie Murphy


  8. Nicholas Turturro

    Nicholas Turturro

    Josh Flatbush

  9. Robin Harris

    Robin Harris

    Butterbean Jones

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Mo' Better Blues
Mo' Better Blues

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $10,000,000.00

Revenue $16,153,593.00


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