The Blue Iguana (1988)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Mystery  |  22 April 1988 (USA)
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Two overzealous psychopathic US tax collectors blackmail bounty hunter Vince Holloway into stopping an illegal transfer of 20 Mio. dollars from a Mexican tax paradise into the USA. So he ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vince Holloway
Yano Anaya ...
Zoe 'The Bartender'
Detective Vera Quinn
Detective Carl Strick
Katia Schkolnik ...
John Durbin ...
Louie Sparks
Eliett ...
Boat Captain
Pedro Altamirano ...
Benny Corral ...


Two overzealous psychopathic US tax collectors blackmail bounty hunter Vince Holloway into stopping an illegal transfer of 20 Mio. dollars from a Mexican tax paradise into the USA. So he arrives in Diablo, where life isn't worth a penny. It seems impossible to raid the heavily guarded bank. He has to assure himself of help of the barwoman Dakota and a little boy. Written by Tom Zoerner <>

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She was a real looker, but I knew if she got the chance, She'd put a bullet in my back. Dames are funny that way.


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Release Date:

22 April 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blue Iguana  »

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$161,398 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Zoe 'The Bartender': Found a new sport that I like. Know what it is? Golf. Know why I like it? Because golf is walking through a park... with a purpose.
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A very amusing life-is-cheap movie
11 February 2000 | by (New York NY) – See all my reviews

I don't know why Leonard Maltin's Move Guide gives this one a bomb. It's a quite amusing life-is-cheap movie that affords some of our favorite character actors (James Russo, Jessica Harper, Dean Stockwell, Tovah Feldshuh) the chance to chew some very fine jungle scenery. McDermott spends the whole movie with only one expression on his face (a smirk, I believe it's called) that could stand for the attitude the whole movie adopts towards what goes on therein. Maybe that's what p***ed Maltin off, but I liked it.

Harper, in particular, makes perhaps the best female crime boss since the '70s heyday of the "Mama" subgenre (Winters in Bloody Mama, Dickinson in Big Bad Mama I and II, Leachman in Crazy Mama). Stockwell's neckbrace-and-Coke-bottle-glasses-wearing, Q-tip swabbing secret agent is mighty funny too. Very enjoyable.

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