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Movie Facts

Status: Released

Runtime: 102

Budget: $27,000,000

Revenue: $16,030,096

Language: en

Webpage: -

Release Info

  •  R

  • 2000-05-02

Plot Keywords

Alternative Titles

  • El demonio vestido de azul
  • El diablo vestido de azul
  • O diabo veste azul
  • Djävul i en blå klänning
  • Le diable en robe bleue
Content Score: 100

6.0/10 (22 votes)


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.


Private detective Easy Rawlins has been caught on the wrong side of the most dangerous secret in town.


Director: Carl Franklin
Writers: ,

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Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington
as Ezekiel 'Easy' Rawlin…

Tom Sizemore

Tom Sizemore
as DeWitt Albright

Jennifer Beals

Jennifer Beals
as Daphne Monet

Don Cheadle

Don Cheadle
as Mouse Alexander

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A review by John Chard

Everyone was peeing on my head and telling me it's raining.

Devil in a Blue Dress is written and directed by Carl Franklin, who adapts from the book written by Walter Mosley. It stars Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals, Don Cheadle and Maury Chaykin. Music is by Elmer Bernstein and cinematography by Tak Fujimoto.

Carl Franklin had already laid down a considerable neo-noir marker with his searing 1992 thriller One False Move, here he goes more traditional but garners equally impressive results. Plot has Washington as a WW2 veteran who has lost his job and desperately needs mon... read the rest.