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American Blue Note Details


American Blue Note concentrates on a Manhattan jazz quintet. Peter MacNichol, Carl Capotorto, Tim Guinee, Bill Christopher-Myers and Jonathan Walker play the five musicians, each with individual crosses to bear. Allotting themselves one year to get booked into a major jazz club or else they'll split, the quintet performs a lot of nickel-and-dime gigs in the meantime. But only one of the five makes it to the band's "Valhalla." Louis Guss, Zohra Lampert and Trini Alvarado appear in peripheral roles. Filmed in 1989, the independently produced American Blue Note didn't get a distributor until 1991. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Peter MacNicol
as Jack Solow
Carl Caportoto
as Jerry
Tim Guinee
as Bobby
Bill Christopher-Myers
as Lee
Jonathan Walker
as Tommy
Charlotte D'amboise
as Benita
Louis Guss
as Abe Katz
Zohra Lampert
as Louise
Margaret Devine
as Sharon
Trini Alvarado
as Lorraine
Eddie Jones
as Sean Katz
Maury Cooper
as Popi
Jeff Weiss
as Uncle Leon
James Puig
as Jimmy
Roma Maffia
as Marie
Maury Cooper
as Popi
James Puig
as Jimmy
Jeff Weiss
as Uncle Leon


Ralph Toporoff
Ralph Toporoff
Gilbert Girion
Joey Forsyte
Larry Schanker
Composer (Music Score)
Jack Haigis
Charles Lagola
Production Designer
Katherine Fredericks
Art Director
Gilbert Girion
Associate Producer
Bill Hart
Associate Producer
Nina Canter
Costume Designer