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Blue City -- The late mayor's angry son cleans up his corrupt Florida town with another guy and girl.


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Ross Macdonald (novel)
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Release Date:
2 May 1986 (USA) See more »
It's below Miami and above the law.
Returning to the small Florida town where he grew up, Billy Turner (Nelson) learns that his father has been killed... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Judd Nelson ... Billy Turner

Ally Sheedy ... Annie Rayford

David Caruso ... Joey Rayford

Paul Winfield ... Chief Luther Reynolds

Scott Wilson ... Perry Kerch

Anita Morris ... Malvina Kerch-Turner
Luis Contreras ... Lieutenant Ortiz

Julie Carmen ... Debbie Torres

Allan Graf ... Graf
Hank Stone ... Hank (as Hank Woessner)

Tommy 'Tiny' Lister ... Tiny (as Tommy Lister Jr.)
Rex Ryon ... Rex
Felix Nelson ... Caretaker

Willard E. Pugh ... Leroy

Sam Whipple ... Jailer
David L. Crowley ... Bartender (as David Crowley)

Paddi Edwards ... Kate
John H. Evans ... Young Cop

Rick Hurst ... Redneck
Lincoln Simonds ... Johnny Parks
Ken Lloyd ... Young Bartender
Vaughn Tyree Jelks ... Boy at Cafe
Roxanne Tunis ... Cashier
Roberto Contreras ... Hot Dog Vendor
Carla Olson ... The Textones
Tom Junior Morgan ... The Textones
Phil Seymour ... The Textones
Joe Read ... The Textones
George Callins ... The Textones
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Anne Lockhart ... Club Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
Michelle Manning 
Writing credits
Ross Macdonald (novel)

Lukas Heller (screenplay) &
Walter Hill (screenplay)

Produced by
William Hayward .... producer
Walter Hill .... producer
Anthony Jones .... executive producer
Robert Kenner .... executive producer
Kiki Morris .... associate producer (as Katherine Morris)
Original Music by
Ry Cooder 
Cinematography by
Steven Poster 
Film Editing by
Ross Albert 
Casting by
Jackie Burch 
Art Direction by
Richard Lawrence 
Set Decoration by
Richard C. Goddard 
Makeup Department
Edouard F. Henriques .... makeup artist (as Edouard F. Henriques III)
Julie C. Steffes .... body makeup
Yolanda Toussieng .... dept. head hair stylist
Production Management
Robert Latham Brown .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Doug Claybourne .... first assistant director
Mark Radcliffe .... second assistant director (as Mark A. Radcliffe)
Victoria E. Rhodes .... second second assistant director (as Victoria Rhodes)
Art Department
Ricardo Alvarez .... swing gang
Cate Bangs .... set designer (as Cathryn M. Bangs)
Ronnie Chambers .... leadman (as Ronnie D. Chambers)
James M. Davis .... construction foreman (as Jim Davis)
David Harris .... greensman
Jaymes Hinkle .... production scenic artist (as Jimmy Jay Hinkle)
Johnny Lattanzio .... construction coordinator
Basil Lombardo .... production painter
Daniel Maltese .... set designer (as Dan Maltese)
Paul Marco .... assistant property master
Jack M. Marino .... property master
Don McCoy .... swing gang
Paul S. Power .... illustrator
John Schacht .... leadman (as John A. Schacht)
Edmund Villa .... assistant property master
Sound Department
Donald A. Bolger .... boom operator (as Don Bolger)
Charles J. Bond .... cableman
Sue Breitrose .... adr assistant
Virginia Cook-McGowan .... sound effects editor (as Virginia A. Cook)
Juno J. Ellis .... foley editor
Julia Evershade .... sound effects editor
Daniel F. Finnerty .... sound effects assistant editor
Cecelia Hall .... supervising sound effects editor
Frank Howard .... sound effects editor
J. Paul Huntsman .... adr editor
Joseph A. Ippolito .... sound effects editor (as Joey Ippolito)
Jack Kirschner .... adr editor
Rick Klein .... sound re-recording mixer
C. Darin Knight .... production sound mixer
Donald O. Mitchell .... sound re-recording mixer (as Don Mitchell)
Kevin O'Connell .... sound re-recording mixer
Norman B. Schwartz .... post-production dialogue
Stephen Stalheim .... sound effects assistant editor
Karen I. Stern .... adr editor (as Karen Stern)
Norman H. Tucker .... adr mixer (as Norman Tucker)
George Watters II .... supervising sound effects editor
Vanessa Theme Ament .... foley artist (uncredited)
Edward M. Steidele .... foley artist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
John R. Elliott .... special effects
Joseph P. Mercurio .... special effects
Michael Adams .... stunts
Michael Cassidy .... stunts (as Mike Cassidy)
Bennie E. Dobbins .... stunt coordinator (as Bennie Dobbins)
Donna Garrett .... stunts
Bonnie Happy .... stunts (as Bonnie Hock)
Clifford Happy .... stunts
Johnny Hock .... stunts (as John Hock)
Marcia Holley .... stunts
Bill Jenkins .... stunts
Jeff Jensen .... stunts
Steve Kelso .... stunts
Mike H. McGaughy .... stunts
Manny Perry .... stunts (as Manuel Perry)
Jeff Ramsey .... stunts
Otto Randle .... stunts
Jeff Smolek .... stunts
Mike Tillman .... stunts
Rock A. Walker .... stunts
Richard Washington .... stunts
Jerry Wills .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric D. Andersen .... camera operator: second unit (as Eric Andersen)
Armando Contreras .... dolly grip
Elliot Davis .... camera operator: second unit
R. Michael De Chellis .... assistant chief lighting technician (as R. Michael Dechellis)
Craig Denault .... camera operator: second unit
Eric Engler .... camera operator
Gregg Guellow .... first company grip (as C. Gregory Guellow)
Patricia Harrison .... second assistant camera
John Koester .... camera operator (as John C. Koester)
C. Dennis Mayer .... first assistant camera
Robert D. McBride .... camera operator: second unit
Donald M. Morgan .... director of photography: second unit
Reggie Newkirk .... first assistant camera
James Plannette .... chief lighting technician
James M. Pursell .... lamp operator
E. Christopher Reed .... lamp operator (as Chris Reed)
Ed Reilly .... assistant chief lighting technician
Robbie Robinson .... still photographer
Hank Sheppherd .... second company grip
Egon Stephan Jr. .... director of photography: Florida (as Egon Stephan)
Chris Strong .... lamp operator
Ric Waite .... additional photographer
Karen J. Weilacher .... lamp operator
Edmond Wright .... second company grip
Cindy Kurland .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
David Gonzales .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Murray Lantz .... costumer
Dan Moore .... costume supervisor
Deborah Lynn Scott .... costumer (as Deborah L. Scott)
Robert G. Scott .... costumer
Barbara Siebert .... costumer (as Barbara S. Bolticoff)
Editorial Department
Erica Flaum .... assistant film editor
Terry Haggar .... color timer
Ned Humphreys .... additional editor
James W. Miller .... additional editor
Michael Oleksinski .... apprentice film editor
Sherrie Sanet .... assistant film editor
John Therieau .... assistant film editor
Location Management
Huw Davies .... location manager (as T. Huw Davies)
Mary F. Galloway .... location manager
Nancy Zearfoss .... location manager
Music Department
Jim Weidman .... music editor
Mark Ettel .... score engineer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Sam Edelman .... transportation coordinator
Mario Perez .... transportation captain
Other crew
Yvonne Darensbourg .... assistant production auditor
Dolores Donaldson .... secretary: William Hayward
Ron Eisenman .... first aid
Steve Hazen .... technical advisor
Steven Kane .... assistant: Michelle Manning
Ronnie Kramer .... assistant: Robert Latham Brown
Joyce Lilley .... secretary: William Hayward
George Parra .... assistant: Doug Claybourne
Don Petrie .... production auditor
Fredell Pogodin .... unit publicist
Victoria Tarazi .... choreographer (as Vicky Tarazi)
Esther Vivante .... script supervisor
Lynne White .... secretary: Robert Latham Brown (as Lynne Kalbfleisch)

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83 min
Color (Technicolor)
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The character name of Johnny Weather from the film's source "Blue City" book was changed to Billy Turner (played in the film by Judd Nelson) for this filmed adaptation of Ross Macdonald's source early novel.See more »
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9 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Go Judd!, 22 October 2000
Author: jstein90 from Sherman Oaks, CA

Judd Nelson does some butt kicking in this film. This was released during the Brat Pack days following Breakfast Club and St. Elmo's Fire. The 3rd film in a row that paired Judd with Ally Sheedy. The subject matter is serious but Judd brings much needed comedy to his role, kind of an everyman Rambo character. An entertaining film to watch especially if you like Judd.

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