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Devil in a Blue Dress  (1995)

Devil in a Blue Dress
Theatrical MPAA Rating:
R
Theatrical Feature Running Time:
101 mins

Theatrical Release Information:
Devil in a Blue Dress

Denzel Washington stars in this adaptation of the novel by African-American crime author Walter Mosley, the first of his stories to reach the screen. Ezekiel Rawlins (Washington), known to his friends as "Easy," has just lost his job at an aircraft plant in post-WW II Los Angeles, a time when good-paying jobs for black men are hard to come by. He's wondering how to make his mortgage payment when he's approached by De Witt Albright (Tom Sizemore), who describes his job as "doing favors for friends." It seems that a woman named Daphne Monet (Jennifer Beals) has gone missing; Daphne is the former girlfriend of wealthy mayoral candidate Todd Carter (Terry Kinney) and a known habitué of the black jazz clubs and night spots on L.A.'s Central Avenue. Albright offers Easy $100 to help him find Daphne, and while he doesn't have any detective experience, the price is right, so Easy agrees. After a passionate affair with a friend of Daphne's, Coretta James (Lisa Nicole Carson), leads to that woman's murder, Easy enlists the help of his friend Mouse (Don Cheadle), who seems to know just a bit too well how to use a gun, which gives Easy all too clear a look at the lower depths of L.A.'s upper crust. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide


Devil in a Blue Dress Trivia

Who played Easy Rawlins in the movie Devil in a Blue Dress?
Denzel Washington played Easy Rawlins in the movie Devil in a Blue Dress

Who played DeWitt Albright in the movie Devil in a Blue Dress?
Tom Sizemore played DeWitt Albright in the movie Devil in a Blue Dress

Who played Daphne Monet in the movie Devil in a Blue Dress?
Jennifer Beals played Daphne Monet in the movie Devil in a Blue Dress

Who played Mouse in the movie Devil in a Blue Dress?
Don Cheadle played Mouse in the movie Devil in a Blue Dress

Who played Matthew Terell in the movie Devil in a Blue Dress?
Maury Chaykin played Matthew Terell in the movie Devil in a Blue Dress

Who played Coretta James in the movie Devil in a Blue Dress?
Lisa Nicole Carson played Coretta James in the movie Devil in a Blue Dress

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