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Mo' Better Blues (1990)

R
129 min | Drama, Music, Romance

Jazz trumpeter Bleek Gilliam makes questionable decisions in his professional and romantic lives.
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Ernest R. Dickerson (as Ernest Dickerson)
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Samuel D. Pollard (as Sam Pollard)
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$ 10,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 4,387,360
Gross (USA)
$ 16,153,593
Gross (World)
$ 16,153,593
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Release date
Aug 3, 1990 (United States)

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52 cast members
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Denzel Washington
Bleek Gilliam Bleek Gilliam   See fewer
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Spike Lee
Giant Giant   See fewer
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Wesley Snipes
Shadow Henderson (Sax) Shadow Henderson (Sax)   See fewer
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Giancarlo Esposito
Left Hand Lacey (Piano) Left Hand Lacey (Piano)   See fewer
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Robin Harris
Butterbean Jones Butterbean Jones   See fewer
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Joie Lee
Indigo Downes Indigo Downes   See fewer
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Bill Nunn
Bottom Hammer (Bass) Bottom Hammer (Bass)   See fewer
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John Turturro
Moe Flatbush Moe Flatbush   See fewer
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Dick Anthony Williams
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Cynda Williams
Clarke Bentancourt Clarke Bentancourt   See fewer
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Nicholas Turturro
Josh Flatbush Josh Flatbush   See fewer
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Jeff 'Tain' Watts
Rhythm Jones (Drums) Rhythm Jones (Drums)   See fewer
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Charlie Murphy
Eggy (as Charles Q. Murphy) Eggy (as Charles Q. Murphy)   See fewer
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Steve White
Born Knowledge Born Knowledge   See fewer
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Abbey Lincoln
Lillian Gilliam Lillian Gilliam   See fewer
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Linda Hawkins
Jeanne Jeanne   See fewer
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Roberto Roberto   See fewer
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Zakee Howze
Young Bleek / Miles (as Zakee L. Howze) Young Bleek / Miles (as Zakee L. Howze)   See fewer
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Deon Richmond
Tyrone Tyrone   See fewer
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Raymond Anthony Thomas
Joe (as Raymond Thomas) Joe (as Raymond Thomas)   See fewer
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Darryl M. Wonge Jr.
Miles at Birth Miles at Birth   See fewer
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Jelani Asar Snipes
Miles, Age 1 Miles, Age 1   See fewer
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Glenn Williams III
Miles, Age 3 Miles, Age 3   See fewer
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Arnold Cromer
Miles, Age 5 Miles, Age 5   See fewer
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Herbert Daughtry
Minister Minister   See fewer
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Bill Lee
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Branford Marsalis
Party Guest Party Guest   See fewer
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Doug E. Doug
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Tracy Camilla Johns
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John Canada Terrell
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Monty Ross
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Carol M. Wiggins
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Isabella
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Mamie Louise Anderson
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Joe Seneca
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John Sobestanovich
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Flavor Flav
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Diahann Carroll
Jazz Club Singer (uncredited) Jazz Club Singer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Esther Castro
Club restaurant audience (uncredited) Club restaurant audience (uncredited)   See fewer
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Anaysha Figueroa
Shanika (uncredited) Shanika (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.6 / 10 | 9,554 votes