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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 ...
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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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Maubee: Ubu Pearl.
Xavier: Who, the witch?
Maubee: Yeah, man, Isola's aunt. She only let me visit on Monday night.
Xavier: What if you don't?
Maubee: I get the hex. My dick fall off and I wake up dead.
Xavier: Shit, you'd better stick to your schedule then.
Maubee: Yeah, man.
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Easy does it
4 June 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This is an easy movie to like.

I love Maubee's mystery and his history with Xavier. I love Xavier's uniform and his relationship with all islanders.

Even when Maubee is tearing down the house, he has a smile on his face. Even when Xavier forgets to pick up his son and finds him hours later, alone and in the dark, it's not the end of the world, the child is entertaining himself and he forgives his father - easily.

These island inhabitants are comfortable to watch. What my grandmother would have called "easy in their skin."

"Don't you know this is a goin' down road?"

I love that line.

And I love a place that would designate a mountain road "a goin' down" road during certain parts of the day.

Also, this rendition of Bob Dylan "Mighty Quinn" is the easiest version to my ears.


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