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Blue City (1986)

R | | Action, Crime, Drama | 2 May 1986 (USA)
Returning to the small Florida town where he grew up, Billy Turner (Nelson) learns that his father has been killed. With little help from the police, Billy will take matters into his own ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Turner
Annie Rayford
Joey Rayford
Chief Luther Reynolds
Perry Kerch
Malvina Kerch-Turner
Luis Contreras ...
Lieutenant Ortiz
Debbie Torres
Hank Stone ...
Hank (as Hank Woessner)
Tiny (as Tommy Lister Jr.)
Rex Ryon ...
Felix Nelson ...


Returning to the small Florida town where he grew up, Billy Turner (Nelson) learns that his father has been killed. With little help from the police, Billy will take matters into his own hands and go up against a ruthless local mob boss in a desperate search to find the killer. Written by leopardo_delle_nevi

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It's below Miami and above the law.


Action | Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

2 May 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ciudad corrompida  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)


$6,947,787 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The make and model of the motorcycle that Billy Turner (Judd Nelson) rode was a 1978/79 750cc Triumph Bonneville T140E. This motor-bike is apparently the same one that was seen in the earlier movie An Officer and a Gentleman (1982) which was also produced by the same Paramount Pictures studio that made Blue City (1986). See more »


Referenced in Psych: Zero to Murder in Sixty Seconds (2007) See more »


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Good B movie
1 April 2009 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

The film got quite bad reviews mainly because it hasn't got a lot to do with Ross McDonald's brilliant novel about a veteran returning to his home town and finding it completely corrupted. This adaptation is more aimed at a teen audience, so the veteran becomes an young man who left as a teenager and the prostitute he befriends becomes a childhood sweetheart. The story is extremely simplified. However, the film is actually quite well made. The storyline and the way it's told resembles more a Budd Boetticher western about the cowboy who cleans up town. The acting/casting is pretty good, the film is fast paced and well told and Ry Cooder's soundtrack is absolutely amazing. There is of course a lot of violence, some of it rather mindless but in the end the cocky avenger gets his come-uppance. I found it a very entertaining and really well put together film and also pretty stylish in a Miami Vice kind of way.

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