The Riff (2000)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Showbiz Drama  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Buzz McClain

New Orleans music promoter Adam Goodnight (newcomer Cameron Smith) has his checkered past revived when a failed musician, Shoop Summers (old timer Antonio Fargas), takes Adam's new protégé, Kenny Carter (Mister Jones), under his drug-addled wing. Goodnight begins having flashbacks to a time when Shoop was on top of the jazz charts, and he also remembers what happened to end Shoop's productive career -- and end their friendship. Goodnight sees it all happening again with Kenny. Goodnight's beautiful and intelligent girlfriend, Heather (Nia Peeples), is helpless to stop the drama.

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girlfriend, helpless, jazz, music-promoter, underworld