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Sweet and Lowdown

Rating:PG-13 (for sexual content and some substance abuse)
Genre:Comedy, Musical
Release Date:December 3, 1999
Running time:93 minutes
Cast:Sean Penn, John Waters, Samantha Morton, Uma Thurman, Anthony LaPaglia
Director:Woody Allen
Producer:Jean Doumanian
Writer:Woody Allen
Distributor:Sony Pictures Classics

Web Site: http://www.spe.sony.com/classics/archive/99/sweetandlowdown.html

Description: Emmet Ray, according to himself, was the greatest jazz guitarist of the 1920s and 1930s. At least in New York, anyway. Although Ray certainly had a signature style and a melodic skill, those who knew Ray best admit that perhaps he was best known in his extra-musical roles -- as a pimp and a kleptomaniac whose fatal flaws hung over his career like a black cloud.

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