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Miami Blues (1990)

An ex-con's first act of freedom is moving to Miami where he restarts his old criminal ways with even more potency.

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Cecilia Pérez-Cervera ...
Stewardess
Georgie Cranford ...
Little Boy at Miami Airprt
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José Pérez ...
Pablo
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Blink Willie, Informant
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Matt Ingersoll ...
Mourning Hare Krishna
Jack G. Spirtos ...
Pickpocket Victim
Raphael Rey Gomez ...
Pickpocket
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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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20 April 1990 (USA)  »

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Le flic de Miami  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$3,002,997, 22 April 1990, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$9,888,167
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Film debut of Kerrie Clark. See more »

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Staff members and camera equipment visible in Frenger's glasses right before "muscle heads" raid and throughout it. See more »

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Susie Waggoner: So... are you gonna tell me about it?
Frederick J. Frenger Jr.: Yeah, I'm gonna tell you about it. This *straight* life we've been living gave me a false sense of security. For a second I thought I was some kind of solid citizen or something.
Susie Waggoner: All I wanna know is what happened to you.
Frederick J. Frenger Jr.: Some guy in a blue Toyota pickup ran me over.
Susie Waggoner: I thought it must've been something like that...
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References Scarface (1983) See more »

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"Chandelier Waltz (uncredited)
Music by Ib Glindemann (as Dan Kirsten)
Ole Georg Music
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Extremely Entertaining Crime-Comedy
24 March 2006 | by 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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