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Blue City (1986)

Returning to the small Florida town where he grew up, Billy Turner (Nelson) learns that his father has been killed. With little help from the police, Billy will take matters into his own ... See full summary »

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Michelle Manning

Writers:

Ross Macdonald (novel), Lukas Heller (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Judd Nelson ... Billy Turner
Ally Sheedy ... Annie Rayford
David Caruso ... Joey Rayford
Paul Winfield ... Chief Luther Reynolds
Scott Wilson ... Perry Kerch
Anita Morris ... Malvina Kerch-Turner
Luis Contreras ... Lieutenant Ortiz
Julie Carmen ... Debbie Torres
Allan Graf ... Graf
Hank Stone ... Hank (as Hank Woessner)
Tommy 'Tiny' Lister ... Tiny (as Tommy Lister Jr.)
Rex Ryon Rex Ryon ... Rex
Felix Nelson Felix Nelson ... Caretaker
Willard E. Pugh ... Leroy
Sam Whipple ... Jailer
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Storyline

Returning to the small Florida town where he grew up, Billy Turner (Nelson) learns that his father has been killed. With little help from the police, Billy will take matters into his own hands and go up against a ruthless local mob boss in a desperate search to find the killer. Written by leopardo_delle_nevi

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Taglines:

It's below Miami and above the law.

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ciudad corrompida See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,748,096, 4 May 1986

Gross USA:

$6,947,787
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Walter Hill co-wrote the screenplay and was a producer on the picture but Hill did not direct this movie. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Psych: Zero to Murder in Sixty Seconds (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Take Your Guns to Town
Written by Johnny Cash
Performed by Ry Cooder
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No wonder it was a contender for the Razzies.
3 February 2005 | by vertigo_14See all my reviews

'Blue City' was nearly a contender in all categories for the Razzies in 1986. I can see why and, if you aren't hung up on a nostalgia trip or your best judgment tainted by seeing your favorite 80s stars in a relatively unknown film, then you'd know why, too.

'Blue City' is essentially the story of a hot shot young man (Judd Neslon) avenging the death of his father. He suspects foul play by city officials. And of course, Hollywood movies are incomplete without the love interest sidekick (Ally Sheedy). The problem with this movie is not really the story, but the fact that there is hardly anything to remind the viewer that the movie was meant to be a thriller. Nelson comes off as the most arrogant character, who readily insults even his nemisis. And the villains, despite this, really don't act like their bothered by this guy showing up all the time and accusing them of his killing his father (whether or not they really did). There seemed to be no sense of emergency or suspense on anyone's part, save maybe David Caruso in the supporting role. Aside from the Florida scenery and notable actors, this is one movie worth passing up.


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