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"Devil in a Blue Dress"
Walter Mosleys black Los Angeles private eye Ezekiel Easy Rawlins fits Denzel Washington like a glove in this stylish adaptation of Mosleys best-seller. Easy always seems to get into trouble on the mean streets of City of Angels, circa late 1940s. And in this film noir, Easy stirs up a heap of mischief when he is asked to find a missing white woman (Jennifer Beals) who is supposedly hiding out in the black community. Don Cheadle steals the film as Easys trigger-happy pal Mouse.