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R| 1 hr. 42 min.

Plot Summary
In late 1940s Los Angeles, Easy Rawlins (Denzel Washington) is an unemployed black World War II veteran with few job prospects. At a bar, Easy meets DeWitt Albright (Tom Sizemore), a mysterious white man looking for someone to investigate the disappearance of a missing white woman named Daphne Monet (Jennifer Beals), 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.

Cast: Denzel Washington , Tom Sizemore , Jennifer Beals , Don Cheadle , Maury Chaykin , Terry Kinney , Mel Winkler , Albert Hall

Director: Carl Franklin

Genres: Mystery

Distributor: Columbia Tristar, TriStar Pictures, Home Box Office (HBO) [us]

Devil In A Blue Dress (1995)

Release Date: September 29th, 1995|1 hr. 42 min.

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  • Writer and director Carl Franklin ("One False Move") scores a triumph in using the brooding atmosphere and racial tension of the sun-kissed, seedy City of Angels to reveal character and reclaim a neglected past that ace cinematographer Tak Fujimoto brings to vivid life. show more

  • Washington, no surprise, is terrific, his sensitivity offset with touches of knowing, self-deprecating humor. show more

  • It's a hoary Chinatown knock-off wrapped in a seductively novel black-culture veneer, with a dash of Laura added for bad measure. [29 Sept 1995, p.01.D] show more

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