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Miami Blues (1990)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  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:
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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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Le flic de Miami  »

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$9,888,167 (USA)
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A framed photograph of Miami Blues author Charles Willeford can be seen on Hoke Moseley's desk in the police station. See more »

Quotes

Frederick J. Frenger Jr.: Do you know any married people today? They're a team. They pull together and they get rich. They got it all.
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Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004) See more »

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DON'T HURT MY FEELINGS
Performed by Freddie McGregor
Written by Freddie McGregor
Courtesy of Pow Wow Records, Inc.
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Extremely Entertaining Crime-Comedy
24 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This has a mean edge to it which usually doesn't excite me, but I really like this movie, because the meanness is tempered with comedy. It's pure entertainment, one of the fastest-moving 97 minutes you will find, thanks to a good combination of violence and humor.

The three main characters in here are all low-life scumbags but interesting and definitely fun to watch. Alec Baldwin plays a psycho thug and exhibits a good flair for comedy, which he has pursed several times in movies after this one. He's also a legitimately tough guy, or at least sounds like one. Jennifer Jason Leigh, perhaps the all-time female sleazoid in movies, is a lame-brained prostitute. I was very impressed with her southern accent.

Fred Ward is a strange cop in pursuit, one who has problems with his false teeth! Hey, this IS kind of an odd crime movie.

Despite the above, the violence in here can get rough with a few unpredictable happenings that will get your attention. There's also a good soundtrack, capped off at the end by Norman Greenbaum's classic "Spirit In The Sky."


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