6.7/10
76
2 user

American Blue Note (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 1989 (USA)
Jack, Nat, Jerry, Lee and Tommy play jazz in small clubs, but only one of them will reach success.

Director:

Writers:

(story), | 1 more credit »
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Chair (1988)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

A psychologist, a psychiatrist and a prison warden open up a long-closed prison, unaware that the ghost of an electrocuted convict haunts it.

Director: Waldemar Korzeniowsky
Stars: James Coco, Trini Alvarado, Paul Benedict
Satisfaction (1988)
Comedy | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A group of teenagers have a band, Mystery, with Jennie as the lead singer. They go to a bar at the coast and play during the summer. Jennie falls in love with the owner of the bar, Martin. ... See full summary »

Director: Joan Freeman
Stars: Justine Bateman, Liam Neeson, Trini Alvarado
Stella (1990)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Stella is determined, courageous, vulgar, unfashionable...and all her daughter has. Through the trials of teenagehood, to the problems of adulthood, Stella will do anything for Jenny...... See full summary »

Director: John Erman
Stars: Bette Midler, John Goodman, Trini Alvarado
Rich Kids (1979)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Two 12-year-olds, the products of Upper West Side broken homes, struggle to make sense of their parents lives and their own adolescent feelings.

Director: Robert M. Young
Stars: Trini Alvarado, Jeremy Levy, Kathryn Walker
Mojave Moon (1996)
Comedy | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Al McCord is hanging out at his favourite restaurant when he meets an attractive young woman (Ellie) who is looking for a ride from the city out into the Mojave Desert, where her mother ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dowling
Stars: Danny Aiello, Anne Archer, Michael Biehn
Heat (1986)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Las Vegas is the backdrop for all the torrid action of heat, as Burt Reynolds plays the soft-hearted bodyguard who's out to protect his friends.

Directors: Dick Richards, Jerry Jameson
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Karen Young, Peter MacNicol
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Jack Solow
Carl Capotorto ...
Jerry
...
Bobby
Bill Christopher-Myers ...
Lee
...
Tommy
Charlotte d'Amboise ...
Benita
Louis Guss ...
Abe Katz
...
Louise
...
Sharon
...
Lorraine
...
Nat Joy
...
Sean Katz
Maury Cooper ...
Popi
Jeff Weiss ...
Uncle Leon
James Puig ...
Jimmy
Edit

Storyline

Jack, Nat, Jerry, Lee and Tommy play jazz in small clubs, but only one of them will reach success.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

Certificate:

PG-13
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fakebook  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Pleasant little slice of life
1 September 2002 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Peter MacNicol plays the leader of a small-time East Coast jazz quintet in the 1960s, who tries to get the band out of playing small-time clubs and into bigger and better bookings. The trouble is that the band isn't really all that good; the other members think of it more as a hobby than a vocation, something that doesn't sit well with MacNicol. This is a pleasant little low-budgeter, atmospheric but not showy, and with a seat-of-the-pants attitude about it. MacNicol is a bit too mannered sometimes, and there are no real dramatic highs or lows; it moves along at a pretty even keel, with a sort of "Diner" flavor about it. The cast is mostly unknown but does a good job. Charlotte D'Amboise has a nice turn as a ballet teacher to whom MacNicol finds himself attracted, and there's a neat bit towards the end of the picture when the band is playing at a bigger club than they're used to and find themselves backing up a singing "birthday boy." A nice little movie overall, nothing flashy, but well-made with a good story and interesting characters. Well worth a look.


3 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?