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Devil In A Blue Dress

Rated R for violence, sexuality and language.

R In Theaters 09/29/1995 , 101min.
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Plot & Details

Denzel Washington stars in this adaptation of the novel by African-American crime author Walter Mosley, the first of his stories to reach the screen. Ezekiel Rawlins (Washington), known to his friends as "Easy," has just lost his job at an aircraft plant in post-WW II Los Angeles, a time when good-paying jobs for black men are hard to come by. He's wondering how to make his mortgage payment when he's approached by De Witt Albright (Tom Sizemore), who describes his job as "doing favors for friends." It seems that a woman named Daphne Monet (Jennifer Beals) has gone missing; Daphne is the former girlfriend of wealthy mayoral candidate Todd Carter (Terry Kinney) and a known habitué of the black jazz clubs and night spots on L.A.'s Central Avenue. Albright offers Easy $100 to help him find Daphne, and while he doesn't have any detective experience, the price is right, so Easy agrees. After a passionate affair with a friend of Daphne's, Coretta James (Lisa Nicole Carson), leads to that woman's murder, Easy enlists the help of his friend Mouse (Don Cheadle), who seems to know just a bit too well how to use a gun, which gives Easy all too clear a look at the lower depths of L.A.'s upper crust.

Los Angeles Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1994 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Don Cheadle Won

National Society of Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1995 National Society of Film Critics Best Cinematography Tak Fujimoto Won
1995 National Society of Film Critics Best Supporting Actor Don Cheadle Won

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