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Miami Blues (1990)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  20 April 1990 (USA)
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When Fred Frenger gets out of prison, he decides to start over in Miami, Florida, where he starts a violent one-man crime wave. He soon meets up with amiable college student/prostitute ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cecilia Pérez-Cervera ...
Georgie Cranford ...
Little Boy at Miami Airprt
Krishna Ravindra at Miami Airport
José Pérez ...
Sgt. Hoke Moseley
Susie Waggoner
Sgt. Bill Henderson
Matt Ingersoll ...
Mourning Hare Krishna
Jack G. Spirtos ...
Pickpocket Victim
Raphael Rey Gomez ...
Tony Paris ...
Pickpocket's Accomplice
Toy Store Cashier
William Taylor Anderson Jr. ...
Crack Dealer


When Fred Frenger gets out of prison, he decides to start over in Miami, Florida, where he starts a violent one-man crime wave. He soon meets up with amiable college student/prostitute Susie Waggoner. Opposing Frenger is Sgt Hoke Moseley, a cop who is getting a bit old for the job, especially since the job of cop in 1980's Miami is getting crazier all the time. Written by Reid Gagle

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Real badge. Real gun. Fake cop.


Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

20 April 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le flic de Miami  »

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$9,888,167 (USA)

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Suzanne Vega was up for the role of Susie Waggoner. She dropped out to make her third album "Days of Open Hand". See more »


When they have to buzz you in through a locked coin shop door, they also have to buzz you out. But Frenger just goes through the door after shooting Pedro and the coin shop owner. No one buzzes him out, and the door would be locked. See more »


Ellita Sanchez: Is she really Princess Not-so-bright or is she pretending?
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References Scarface (1983) See more »


Performed and written by Norman Greenbaum
Courtesy of Transtone Records c/o Celebrity Licensing, Inc.
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A brilliant movie
6 August 1999 | by (the lower depths) – See all my reviews

This is one of those buried treasures of filmdom (like Prime Cut) that gets swept aside because it's a "genre" movie. But everything about is first-rate, beginning with the performances of the 3 main leads: Baldwin, Leigh, Ward. None has ever been better, each carves a unique unforgettable performance. The direction by Armitage (whose Grosse Pointe Blank is another great treasure) is outstanding. This movie MOVES, it zips & flips & turns on a dime, it's got the momentum that only really great movies have. The writing is terrific, I read the book before seeing the film & I recommend the book to anyone, it's great, Willeford was another great unsung.This movie has loads of little details that reveal themselves in viewing after viewing & then stay with you...forever! How about the fact that Baldwin's character appropriates the billfold & consequently the identity of a fellow airline passenger & goes around for much of the movie as Herman Gottlieb, Herman Gottlieb??!! Remember him? The famed opera impresario? No? Aw forget it...

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