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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
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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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16 February 1989 (USA)  »

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$4,557,214 (USA)
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Before Quinn looks in his rear view mirror at the green car following him, three blind men walk in front of his car. This is a homage to Dr. No (1962) in which there are three "blind men" called the three blind mice, who murder Captain Strangways a friend of James Bond. Both movies were put out by MGM. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Xavier: You think Maubee did it? Cut a man's head off?
Jump: That fucker, he does that! That's why he's like that!
Xavier: Try and make sense when you talk, Jump.
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CAKEWALK INTO TOWN
Written by Taj Mahal
Performed by Denzel Washington
Produced by Tyrone Downie
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Great fun
31 May 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While I don't consider this a "great" movie, I must say that it is one of those movies like a favorite pair of slippers: always so comfortable to put on. I can't stop watching this old movie because it's so much fun, the characters are so comfortable to be with, the locations are so relaxing, and Washington is, as always, a wonderful actor.

Though it is not the high point of the movie, my favorite moment occurs when Quinn (Washington) loosens up, sits down at the piano, and begins an amusing rendition of "Cakewalk into Town." Unfortunately, others subvert his song into "The Mighty Quinn," disturbing the atmosphere somewhat, but that's all part of the plot.

Quinn's "serious cop" is the straight man to another worthy character, Maubee (Robert Townsend), an impish rascal loved by everyone on the island.

"The Mighty Quinn" makes me want to go to the island and party with everyone there, but, alas, it's only a movie.


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