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Encyclopedia > Mo' Better Blues
Mo' Better Blues
Directed by Spike Lee
Produced by Spike Lee
Monty Ross
Written by Spike Lee
Starring Denzel Washington
Wesley Snipes
Spike Lee
Music by Bill Lee
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date(s) August 3, 1990
Running time 129 minutes
Language English
Budget $10,000,000
IMDb profile

Mo' Better Blues is a 1990 drama film starring Denzel Washington, Wesley Snipes, and Spike Lee, who also directed. It follows a period in the life of a fictional jazz trumpeter Bleek Gilliam (played by Denzel Washington) as a series of bad decisions result in him both jeopardising his relationships and playing career. The film focuses on themes of friendship, loyalty, honesty, cause-and-effect and ultimately salvation. It features the music of the Branford Marsalis quartet plus Terence Blanchard on trumpet. Image File history File links source: http://perso. ... Bill Lee (born July 23, 1928 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American musician. ... Universal Pictures is the main motion picture production/distribution arm of Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal. ... August 3 is the 215th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (216th in leap years), with 150 days remaining. ... This article is about the year. ... This article is about the year. ... A drama film is a film that depends mostly on in-depth character development, interaction, and highly emotional themes. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Wesley Trent Snipes (born July 31, 1962, in Orlando, Florida) is an American actor, martial artist and film producer. ... Shelton Jackson Lee (born March 20, 1957 in Atlanta, Georgia), better known as Spike Lee, is an American film director, producer, writer, and actor noted for his films dealing with social and political issues. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Branford Marsalis. ... Terence Blanchard (b. ...


Cast

To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Shelton Jackson Lee (born March 20, 1957 in Atlanta, Georgia), better known as Spike Lee, is an American film director, producer, writer, and actor noted for his films dealing with social and political issues. ... Wesley Trent Snipes (born July 31, 1962, in Orlando, Florida) is an American actor, martial artist and film producer. ... Giancarlo Esposito (b. ... Robin Hughes Harris (August 30, 1953 - March 18, 1990) was an African-American comedian and actor, best known for his recurring comic sketch about Bébés Kids. In the sketch, Harris girlfriend would insist that he take her best friend Bébés three ill-behaved children with them... Joie Lee (born Joie Susannah Lee on June 22, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York, USA) is an American screenwriter, film producer, film director and actress. ... Bill Nunn (born October 20, 1953) is an African American actor. ... John Turturro (born February 28, 1957) is an Italian-American actor noted for his performances in To Live and Die in L.A. (1985), The Color of Money (1986), Five Corners (1987), Do the Right Thing (1989), and Men of Respect (1991). ... Cynda Williams (1966 - ) is an American actress. ... NOTE: DO NOT MISTAKE NICHOLAS (NICK) TURTURRO FOR NICHOLAS R. TURTURRO (A CREW MEMBER WITH THE SAME NAME, PER IMDB) Nick worked as a doorman before getting his TV break on NYPD Blue. ... Jeff Tain Watts was born on January 20, 1960 in Pittsburgh, PA. Bands Tain has performed with: Wynton Marsalis George Benson Harry Connick, Jr. ... Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. ... Charlie Murphy Charles Quinton Charlie Murphy (born July 12, 1959 in New York City, New York) is an American writer, actor, and stand up comedian, best known for his role on the American television program Chappelles Show. ...

Trivia

  • It was referenced to in the Simpson's episode A Star is Burns. In a film festival, instead of Mo' Better Blues, it was Moe Better Booze.
  • Trumpeter Terence Blanchard, who played on the soundtrack, later suffered from embouchure problems similar to those of the main character of the film.
  • The scene between Denzel Washington and Wesley Snipes where they are discussing the current state of African American culture is excerpted, and plays a major part of the first track in the hiphop group The Roots' album Things Fall Apart.

Simpsons redirects here. ... A Star is Burns is the 18th episode of The Simpsons sixth season. ... Terence Blanchard (b. ... The embouchure is the use of facial muscles and the shaping of the lips to the mouthpiece of a wind instrument. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Wesley Trent Snipes (born July 31, 1962, in Orlando, Florida) is an American actor, martial artist and film producer. ... Things Fall Apart released in 1999 is a hip hop album by the Philadelphia based group The Roots. ...

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