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Lush Life (1993)

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Two best friends play jazz in nightclubs.

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Michael Elias

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Michael Elias
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ernie Andrews Ernie Andrews ... Himself
Jeff Goldblum ... Al Gorky
Buddy Arnold Buddy Arnold ... Benny
Forest Whitaker ... Buddy Chester
Kathy Baker ... Janice Oliver
Valerie Bickford Valerie Bickford ... Singer
Frank Cavestani Frank Cavestani ... Trombone #1
Don Cheadle ... Jack
Lois Chiles ... Lucy
Alex Désert ... Lester (as Alex Desert)
Pat Distefano Pat Distefano ... Waiter
Everette Harp ... Session Leader
Charlie Heath Charlie Heath ... Young Man
Tom La Grua Tom La Grua ... Howard (as Tom LaGrua)
Laraine Mestman Laraine Mestman ... Party Guest #1
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Two best friends play jazz in nightclubs.

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jazz dans la nuit See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

This is the second film that composer Lennie Niehaus wrote the original score and did musical arrangements on that is based on jazz or jazz musicians. The other film was Bird, Directed by Oscar Winner Clint Eastwood, who Niehaus was his regular composer, orchestrator and arranger as well as personal best friends for more than 40 years. Forest Whitaker was the star of that film and co-star in this film. See more »

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Outstanding Music
5 September 2009 | by ignatz-16See all my reviews

I remember seeing this years ago and besides Forest Whitaker and Jeff Goldblum having the major roles in this movie the thing I was impressed with was the music. So much so that I wondered all this time if there is a soundtrack available. This is the second time in several years that I've searched for this movie for the same reason, only I forgot the name of it but always recall the two major actors so I knew I could find it again. I didn't realize that this was a made for TV movie, I don't recall what the plot was but I do recall FW and JG and foremost was the Big Band sound that blew my mind. I gave it an eight mainly because I don't really remember it but that it was a mishmash of what I can recall of it and that I would very much like to get the music. I'm a Blues and Rock and Roll lover and the only place I've seen Big Band stuff is on TV and the only mike was just for the singer. I imagine the whole venue grooving to it's natural vibe.


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