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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

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

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.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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20 April 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le flic de Miami  »

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$9,888,167 (USA)
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Trivia

Fred Ward originally wanted Jonathan Demme to direct this film. Moreover, it was Demme who suggested to Ward that George Armitage should both write and direct this movie. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Frederick J. Frenger Jr.: Where IS the whipping cream?
Convenience Store Clerk: We're out.
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LA SUBIENDA
Performed by Anibal Bravo y su Orquestra
Written by Senen Palacios
Courtesy of Kubaney Records
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GREAT MODERN DAY FILM NOIRE WITH A COMEDIC TWIST
29 August 2003 | by (CHICAGO IL) – See all my reviews

This is a great characterization of the novel detective HOKE MOSELEY. False teeth, blind "eye on the street", bust out existence and all. Fred Ward played it to the hilt. J J Leigh is a very underrated talent and played the "PRINCESS-NOT-SO-BRIGHT" role to the bone. Alec Baldwin is great as the pyscopathic, wanna be robin hood stickup man.. This movie is a small movie, but real entertainment..


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