Mo’ Better Blues

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.

Mo' Better Blues

Title: Mo’ Better Blues

Release Date: 1990

Genres: Drama, Music

    Directors: Lee, Spike


  • Washington, Denzel as Bleek Gilliam
  • Lee, Spike as Giant
  • Snipes, Wesley as Shadow Henderson
  • Esposito, Giancarlo as Left Hand Lacey
  • Harris, Robin as Butterbean Jones
  • Lee, Joie as Indigo Downes
  • Nunn, Bill as Bottom Hammer
  • Turturro, John as Moe Flatbush
  • Williams, Dick Anthony as Big Stop Williams
  • Williams, Cynda as Clarke Bentancourt
  • Turturro, Nicholas as Josh Flatbush
  • Watts, Jeff ”Tain” as Rhythm Jones
  • Jackson, Samuel L. as Madlock
  • Thomas, Leonard L. as Rod
  • Murphy, Charles Q. as Eggy

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