In late 1940s Los Angeles, Easy Rawlins is an unemployed black World War II veteran with few job prospects. At a bar, Easy meets DeWitt Albright, a mysterious white man looking for someone to investigate the disappearance of a missing white woman named Daphne Monet, who he suspects is hiding out in one of the city's black jazz clubs. Strapped for money and facing house payments, Easy takes the job, but soon finds himself in over his head.

  1. Carl Franklin

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Walter Mosley


Top Billed Cast

  1. Denzel Washington

    Denzel Washington

    Ezekiel 'Easy' Rawlins

  2. Tom Sizemore

    Tom Sizemore

    DeWitt Albright

  3. Jennifer Beals

    Jennifer Beals

    Daphne Monet

  4. Don Cheadle

    Don Cheadle

    Mouse Alexander

  5. Maury Chaykin

    Maury Chaykin

    Matthew Terell

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Devil in a Blue Dress
Devil in a Blue Dress



Status Released

Release Information

  • September 15, 1995


    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 1h 42m

Budget $27,000,000.00

Revenue $16,140,822.00

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