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Lush Life (1993)

R | | Drama | TV Movie October 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 overview, first billed only:
Ernie Andrews Ernie Andrews ... Self
Jeff Goldblum ... Al Gorky
Buddy Arnold Buddy Arnold ... Benny
Forest Whitaker ... Buddy Chester
Kathy Baker ... Janice Oliver
Valerie Bickford Valerie Bickford ... Singer
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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Lennie Niehaus who wrote the original score for this film as well as the arrangement of the jazz music used in the film is also a pure jazz artist with his own discography. See more »

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References The Twilight Zone (1959) See more »

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Walkin
by Richard Carpenter
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Great music, maudlin story
7 June 2005 | by billsinclSee all my reviews

I'd say the strongest point is the music by Lennie Niehaus. He also did the music for all of Clint Eastwood's movies. The acting is really terrific, and the story is an accurate portrayal of the Bohemian life style of New York jazz musicians.

One error in some of the reviews: Kathy Baker did NOT sing the songs, Sue Raney did. This was apparently a lip-sync by Raney, who is a well-known and respected vocalist here in southern California.

The producer was generous in letting real musicians have some of the acting roles. For example, Jack Sheldon had a cameo role as one of the musicians, and the obnoxious booking agent was played by Buddy Arnold, a long-time jazz reed player on the west coast.


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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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Dolby

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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