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The Mighty Quinn (1989)

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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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Thomas Elgin
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Hadley Elgin
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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
Alex Colon ...
Jose Patina
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Maubee
Tyra Ferrell ...
Isola
Carl Bradshaw ...
Cocodick
Maria McDonald ...
Jax
Fitz Weir ...
Athens
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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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Quinn and Maubee fight briefly in a style resembling Capoeira, a martial art originally developed in Brazil. See more »

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In the audition, Quinn is holding a cup in his mouth between songs. The drink level changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Nick: Chief, am I gonna die?
Xavier: Yes, man... but we're gonna try to put it off for a little while, we're gonna take you to the hospital.
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AIN'T NOTHING GOING ON BUT THE RENT
Written by Gwen Guthrie
Adapted by Lloyd James
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You ain't seen NOTHING like 'The Mighty Quinn'
7 April 2002 | by (Echo Park, CA USA) – See all my reviews

This is one excellent Denzel film. He's a Caribbean cop investigating a murder that his childhood friend (Robert Townsend) may be implicated in. The locales and the reggae music exude quite an atmosphere, and the supporting cast (Mimi Rogers, James Fox, M. Emmet Walsh, Sheryl Lee Ralph) makes this a classic. They don't make movies like this too often. It may be a bit more style over substance, but you have to see it for your self. My personal favorite: Esther Rolle (Momma on Good Times) appears as a witch in several key scenes. She is totally awesome!


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