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Miami Blues (1990)

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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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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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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$9,888,167 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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The film was produced by Jonathan Demme and contains as part of cast and crew many individuals who worked in previous and future films directed by Demme. In the cast, actors Obba Babatundé, Charles Napier' who are regular cast members in several Demme films; producers Edward Saxon, Kenneth Utt and Gary Goetzman' - who also appear as actors in this movie; Martine Beswick was in Melvin and Howard (1980) and Alec Baldwin was in Married to the Mob (1988); the cinematography was provided by Tak Fujimoto; editing by Craig McKay; costumed designer Eugenie Bafaloukos worked as costume supervisor in Something Wild (1986) and casting director was Howard Feuer. 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 »

Quotes

Frederick J. Frenger Jr.: Where IS the whipping cream?
Convenience Store Clerk: We're out.
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References Gandhi (1982) 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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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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