Mo' Better Blues Poster

Release Date: August 3rd, 1990

DVD Release Date: January 30th, 2001

R|2 hr 7 min

Plot Summary
Financially irresponsible Giant (Spike Lee) manages a jazz group, but his sax player, Shadow (Wesley Snipes), wants to replace him with a better businessman. Bleak (Denzel Washington), the band's trumpeter, then tries to defend his close pal Giant, leading to a power struggle between the two musicians. Meanwhile, as Bleak tries to straighten things out with his band mates and manager, he also must choose to be with either sweet teacher Indigo (Joie Lee) or sultry singer Clarke (Cynda Williams).

Cast: Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, Wesley Snipes, Joie Lee, Cynda Williams, Giancarlo Esposito, Robin Harris, Bill Nunn

Director: Spike Lee

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Universal Pictures, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Sacrifice, Friendship, 1960s, Love triangle, 1970s, Rivalry, Emotional, Love, Friend, Transformation, New York City, Cool, Brooding