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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
Norman Beaton ...
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 ...
Bim
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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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Finding Maubee  »

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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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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 »

Quotes

Rasta: There was a guy at the Eagle Hotel looking for him.
Xavier: What guy?
Rasta: A white guy.
Xavier: What kind of white guy?
Rasta: Kind of a dark white guy.
[laughter]
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CAKEWALK INTO TOWN
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Produced by Tyrone Downie
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GOOD CARIBBEAN ADVENTURE MYSTERY
27 April 2002 | by (PHILADELPHIA, PA) – See all my reviews

Washington plays a very low keyed Island cop who has a murder and some wealthy people to deal with if he wants to solve it. The if involves some racial and money overtones that would seem to put him over his head. Excellent supporting cast led by Walsh and Townsend make this a very good and underrated film.


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