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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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Cast

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Le flic de Miami  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$9,888,167
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Alec Baldwin and Paul Gleason had appeared together previously in "Forever Lulu" (1987) although they did not share any scenes together. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Frederick J. Frenger Jr.: I wrote two, heh.
Susie Waggoner: Well, maybe I get extra credit.
[Notices pork chops in kitchen sink]
Susie Waggoner: Hey! Where did you get these?
Frederick J. Frenger Jr.: Dumb question. Are you a nosy rosy?
[Doorbell rings]
Frederick J. Frenger Jr.: What the hell was that man?
Susie Waggoner: The doorbell. Talking about dumb questions.
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Connections

References The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Society Ball
(uncredited)
Music by Ib Glindemann (as Dan Kirsten)
Ole Georg Music
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Something WAY different
22 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

"Miami Blues' is a pretty unusual film about a charming psychopath played by Alec Baldwin(in what could be his best role yet), who beats up an outsider detective(Fred Ward),steals his badge and dentures, and shacks up with a sweet simpleton hooker(Jennifer Jason Leigh). If this sounds a little odd to you, it is, but a GOOD odd. This film is something really different, and doesn't seem to be that well known by the movie watching public. All the leads are really great, and Baldwin's character of Frederick Frenger is really interesting. He's not pure evil, even though he does kill someone for no apparent reason. It's unclear what motivates him, because he wants to be admired as a hero cop with his 'borrowed' badge, but he is also a thief that has no problem robbing people after he helps them.

This film is a hidden gem. See this movie for Alec Baldwin and the crazy character he plays, because it's a role you won't soon forget!


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