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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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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 .... director of photography: Florida
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
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
Huw Davies .... location manager (as T. Huw Davies)
Dolores Donaldson .... secretary: William Hayward
Ron Eisenman .... first aid
Mary F. Galloway .... location manager
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)
Nancy Zearfoss .... location manager

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83 min
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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 »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
"I either confuse people or p!ss them off.", 25 June 2011
Author: lost-in-limbo from the Mad Hatter's tea party.

Other than some noteworthy names attached to the project (Judd Nelson, David Caruso, Ally Sheedy, Paul Winfield, Scott Wilson and filmmaker Walter Hill), "Blue City" is a by-the-numbers, but unscrupulous dramatic thriller that involves a lot of bruising beat-ups and heated confrontations as it has Judd Nelson as a real rebellious young drifter returning back to his home town to find out his well-regarded father was murdered and the police had done little about it because of the lack of evidence. So with the help of a friend or two he takes it upon himself to stir up a ruckus with the local heavies to hopefully to find his father's killer. Nelson's disruptively brooding character spends most of the time instigating conflicts and getting into tit for tat situations by waging a criminal war to get some point across. Questionable methods indeed, but it provides constant brutality and a furiously nippy edge over the use of growing suspense and mystery. Nearly every character involved with the exception of Ally Sheedy is quite nasty or have shades… even our supposed heroes. As for Sheedy's character, she felt nothing more than a padded distraction in the usual love interest angle and in the end could have been rubbed out. There are some good performances. Scott Wilson provided some sparks in his villainous local mob role with Tommy 'Tiny' Lister as one of his henchman. A stoic Paul Winfield is solid and Anita Morris brings a nervous energy. Walter Hill's co-written screenplay is uneven (some things making little sense) and foreseeable in its plot twists (where it seems like easy come, easy go), but the script keeps the dialogues blunt and simple. The choice of setting is ideal with some scenic Florida shots, as the humidity goes down well with the tension that's boiling over between the parties involved. Director Michelle Manning handling is rather tight, but pretty cut and dry. Ry Cooder provides the upbeat music score that embellishes the environment and ordeals, although it can be rigid and overwrought. Reasonably mindless fodder

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