Mo' Better Blues

Mo' Better Blues (1990)

  • Genre: Drama, Romance, Music, Comedy
  • Release Date: 1990-08-03
  • User Rating: 6.5/10 from 152 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 9min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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From 152 Ratings
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Opens with Bleek as a child learning to play the trumpet, his friends want him to come out and play but mother insists he finish his lessons. Bleek grows into adulthood and forms his own band - The Bleek Gilliam Quartet. The story of Bleek's and Shadow's friendly rivalry on stage which spills into their professional relationship and threatens to tear apart the quartet.

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    Art Wynn Thomas Production Design
    Production Jon Kilik Line Producer
    Directing Spike Lee Director
    Production Spike Lee Producer
    Writing Spike Lee Writer
    Sound Skip Lievsay Sound Designer
    Sound Bill Lee Original Music Composer
    Camera Ernest R. Dickerson Director of Photography
    Production Robi Reed Casting Director
    Costume & Make-Up Ruth E. Carter Costume Design
    Editing Sam Pollard Editor
    Art Ted Glass Set Decoration
    Production Monty Ross Co-Producer
    Costume & Make-Up Marjorie Durand Key Makeup Artist