Mo' Better Blues Movie Poster
  • Released
  • December 14, 1990
  • R, 2 hr 7 min
  • Drama
  • 3 Fan Ratings

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Cast

Denzel Washington
Bleek Gilliam 
Spike Lee
Giant, Screenwriter, Director, Producer, Songwriter 
Wesley Snipes
Shadow Henderson 
Joie Lee
Indigo Downes 
Cynda Williams
Clarke Bentancourt 
Giancarlo Esposito
Left Hand Lacey 
Robin Harris
Butterbean Jones 
Bill Nunn
Bottom Hammer 
Dick Anthony Williams
Big Stop Gilliam 
Rubén Blades
Petey 
Jeff "Tain" Watts
Rhythm Jones 
Nicholas Turturro
Josh Flatbush 
Abbey Lincoln
Lillian Gilliam 
Linda Hawkins
Jeanne 
Zakee Howze
Young Bleek/Miles 
Bill Lee
Father of the Bride, Musical Direction/Supervision, Composer (Music Score), Songwriter 
Branford Marsalis
Party Guest, Songwriter 
Samuel L. Jackson
Madlock 
Leonard Thomas
Rod 
Charlie Murphy
Eggy 
Steve White
Born Knowledge 
Joe Seneca
Big Stop's Friend 
Tracy Camilla Johns
 
John Canada Terrell
 
Monty Ross
, Co-producer 
Mamie Louise Anderson
Club Patron 
Douglas Bourne
Jimmy the Busboy 
Leon Addison Brown
Smith 
Arnold Cromer
Miles, Age 5 
Herbert Daughtry
Minister 
Raye Dowell
Rita 
Anaysha Figueroa
Shanika 
Flavor Flav
Impatient Movie Patron 
Angela Hall
Cora 
Coati Mundi
Roberto 
Robi Reed
, Casting 
Deon Richmond
Tyrone 
Scot Anthony Robinson
Cooley 
Christopher Skeffrey
Louis 
Jelani Asar Snipes
Miles, Age 1 
John Sobestanovich
Taxi Driver 
Raymond Anthony Thomas
Joe 
Sheldon Turnipseed
Benny 
Carol M. Wiggins
 
Terrence Williams
Sam 
Darryl M. Wonge, Jr.
Miles at Birth 
Glenn Williams III
Miles, Age 3 

Crew

Spike Lee
Giant, Screenwriter, Director, Producer, Songwriter 
Bill Lee
Father of the Bride, Musical Direction/Supervision, Composer (Music Score), Songwriter 
Bill Lee
Father of the Bride, Musical Direction/Supervision, Composer (Music Score), Songwriter 
Bill Lee
Father of the Bride, Musical Direction/Supervision, Composer (Music Score), Songwriter 
Branford Marsalis
Party Guest, Songwriter 
Carl Smith
Songwriter 
Charles Mingus
Featured Music 
Christopher "Play" Martin
Songwriter 
Donald Harrison
Consultant/advisor 
Ernest R. Dickerson
Cinematographer 
Jeff Ward
Stunts 
John C. Newby
Camera Operator 
John Coltrane
Featured Music 
Jon Kilik
Producer 
Matiki Anoff
Makeup 
Michael Max Fleming
Consultant/advisor 
Miles Davis
Featured Music 
Monty Ross
, Co-producer 
Ornette Coleman
Songwriter 
Pam E. Stephens
Art Director 
Raynard Miner
Songwriter 
Robi Reed
, Casting 
Ruth E. Carter
Costume Designer 
Sam Pollard
Editor 
Spike Lee
Giant, Screenwriter, Director, Producer, Songwriter 
Spike Lee
Giant, Screenwriter, Director, Producer, Songwriter 
Spike Lee
Giant, Screenwriter, Director, Producer, Songwriter 
Ted Glass
Art Director, Set Designer 
Ted Glass
Art Director, Set Designer 
Terence Blanchard
Consultant/advisor, Songwriter 
Terence Blanchard
Consultant/advisor, Songwriter 
Tom Brumberger
Special Effects 
Tom Newton
Special Effects 
W.C. Handy
Featured Music 
Wayne Shorter
Songwriter 
Wynn P. Thomas
Production Designer 

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