Mo' Better Blues (1990)


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Drama, Music & Musical, Romance, Documentary
2h 9min
Age rating


Denzel Washington
Bleek Gilliam
Wesley Snipes
Shadow Henderson (Sax)
Giancarlo Esposito
Left Hand Lacey (Piano)
John Turturro
Moe Flatbush
Nicholas Turturro
Josh Flatbush
Robin Harris
Butterbean Jones
Cynda Williams
Clarke Bentancourt
Flavor Flav
Impatient Movie Patron
Bill Nunn
Bottom Hammer
Dick Anthony Williams
Big Stop Williams


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.

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