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.
Drama, Romance, Comedy, Music
United States of America
Denzel Washington (Bleek Gilliam), Spike Lee (Giant), Wesley Snipes (Shadow Henderson (Sax)), Giancarlo Esposito (Left Hand Lacey (Piano)), John Turturro (Moe Flatbush), Samuel L. Jackson (Madlock), Charlie Murphy (Eggy) more..., Nicholas Turturro (Josh Flatbush), Robin Harris (Butterbean Jones), Joie Lee (Indigo), Cynda Williams (Clarke Bentancourt), Flavor Flav (Impatient Movie Patron), Bill Nunn (Bottom Hammer), Dick Anthony Williams (Big Stop Williams), Tracy Camilla Johns (Club Patron)
Spike Lee (Writer), Ernest R. Dickerson (Director of Photography), Bill Lee (Original Music Composer), Spike Lee (Producer), Samuel D. Pollard (Editor), Skip Lievsay (Sound Designer)
40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, Universal Pictures
Bleek Gilliam plays his trompet on the Brooklyn Bridge.