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The Mighty Quinn (1989)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  16 February 1989 (USA)
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When police officer Xavier Quinn's childhood friend, Maubee, becomes associated with murder and a briefcase full of ten thousand dollar bills, The Mighty Quinn must clear his name. Or try to catch him, which could be even trickier.

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Fred Miller
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Lola Quinn
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Jump Jones
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Ubu Pearl
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Governor Chalk
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Jose Patina
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Maubee
Tyra Ferrell ...
Isola
Carl Bradshaw ...
Cocodick
Maria McDonald ...
Jax
Fitz Weir ...
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Baldwin Howe ...
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When police officer Xavier Quinn's childhood friend, Maubee, becomes associated with murder and a briefcase full of ten thousand dollar bills, The Mighty Quinn must clear his name. Or try to catch him, which could be even trickier.

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THE CHIEF OF POLICE AND THE CHIEF SUSPECT. They know each other too well to let a little thing like murder get in their way.


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$4,557,214 (USA)
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The title is derived from a Bob Dylan song of the same name. In his autobiography, "Chronicles: Volume One", Dylan recalls seeing the film and gives it a positive review. See more »

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When Fred Miller ties up Ubu Pearl in her wheelchair, he wraps her once then ties off the back, but from the front we see two wraps of the scarf around her. See more »

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Cocodink: I want to make a complaint about Lt. Jump Jones! He's not giving me no phone and I want it now! And I'm not being allowed to make no calls!
Jump: Who would you call?
Cocodink: Never mind my personal business! That lizard fish with the cowboy hat gets to make one call, and out he goes!
Xavier: You want to get out, Coco?
Cocodink: You're a tricky man. Never mind the phone!
Xavier: Aren't you ever going to stop?
Cocodink: Never! Because that's the way I am! I am the blight and scourge of the jails! I am the vengeance of the poor-ass prisoner, man!
Xavier: ...
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An outstanding and entertaining mystery with Denzel
16 July 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This is one of the most entertaining movies I've seen all year. It takes place in a town on a carribean island not unlike Jamaica, and tells the story of a drifter named Maubee accussed of murder, and his best friend who happens to be the town sherrif. I loved this movie, because of it's wonderful characters, and the things they deal with over the course of this movie. The film may not be action-packed, or even contain a gripping plot, but I assure any readers this movie will not dissapoint you. Denzel Washington is delightful as the sherrif trying to prove his friends innosennce, and Robert Townsend plays the down-and-out drifter Maubee, in an equaly pleasing role. While the films premise may not initialy draw you in, its wonderful characters and colorful island setting will. And everytime things start to slow down, the movie drops another dead body in. See this movie.


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