Mo' Better Blues

Mo' Better Blues (1990)

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.

  • Spike Lee
  • Spike Lee
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  • Release Date: 1990-08-03
  • Language: English
  • Country: US
  • Runtime: 129
  • Revenue: $16,153,593
  • Budget: $10,000,000

Bill Nunn

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John Turturro

Moe Flatbush

Denzel Washington

Bleek Gilliam

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Cynda Williams

Clarke Bentancourt

Nicholas Turturro

Josh Flatbush

Wesley Snipes

Shadow Henderson (Sax)

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Giancarlo Esposito

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Robin Harris

Butterbean Jones

Joie Lee


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