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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
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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16 February 1989 (USA)  »

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$4,557,214 (USA)
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Originally entitled "Finding Maubee", the title of the novel by AHZ Carr on which it was based. 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

Maubee: Come on, I got us a ride here.
Xavier: Yes, man. In a stolen car.
Maubee: It's not stolen. It's the governor's - bought by the sweat and taxes of hard-working people! Besides, what he need it for? Him sleeping.
Xavier: That's a very moving story.
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Referenced in Century of Black Cinema (2003) See more »

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MURDERER
Written by Lloyd James
Performed by Pad Anthony
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It's always interesting to see cultures that we often forget about.
19 September 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

"The Mighty Quinn" is one of those movies that isn't a masterpiece by any stretch, but is interesting for what it shows. In this case, we get to see Jamaica, where sheriff Xavier Quinn (Denzel Washington) is investigating a murder and trying to clear his friend Maubee's (Robert Townsend) name. One of the most interesting scenes is when someone escapes from a house by climbing through the tin roof. Now there's a look at the Caribbean! Probably the best part of this movie is the soundtrack. Considering that it happens in the Caribbean, you know that there's got to be some great music. And you won't be disappointed. Like I said, "The Mighty Quinn" isn't a great movie or anything, but it's interesting for what it shows. See it if possible.


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