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The Mighty Quinn (1989)

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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17 February 1989 (USA)  »

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$4,557,214 (USA)
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According to Washington, a scene of him and Mimi Rogers kissing was deleted due to negative reactions from test audiences. He told The Chicago Sun-Times: "Black women hated the scene. White men hated the scene." 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

Ubu Pearl: You try to come in here, I fight you!
Xavier: You fight me, I arrest you.
Ubu Pearl: You can't arrest me. I don't do nothing.
Xavier: [leans down and lowers his voice] You think I'm joking, Guma?
[She moves aside]
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Connections

Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Best Films of 1989 (1989) See more »

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THE MIGHTY QUINN
Written by Bob Dylan
Adapted by Michael Rose
Performed by Michael Rose, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Cedella Marley and Sharon Marley Prendergast
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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