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The Mighty Quinn (1989)

When police officer Xavier Quinn's childhood friend, Maubee, becomes associated with murder and a briefcase full of ten thousand dollar bills, The Mighty Quinn must clear his name. Or try to catch him, which could be even trickier.

Director:

Carl Schenkel

Writers:

Albert Z. Carr (novel) (as A.H.Z. Carr), Hampton Fancher (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Denzel Washington ... Xavier Quinn
James Fox ... Thomas Elgin
Mimi Rogers ... Hadley Elgin
M. Emmet Walsh ... Fred Miller
Sheryl Lee Ralph ... Lola Quinn
Art Evans ... Jump Jones
Esther Rolle ... Ubu Pearl
Norman Beaton Norman Beaton ... Governor Chalk
Alex Colon ... Jose Patina
Robert Townsend ... Maubee
Tyra Ferrell ... Isola
Carl Bradshaw Carl Bradshaw ... Cocodick
Maria McDonald Maria McDonald ... Jax
Fitz Weir Fitz Weir ... Athens
Baldwin Howe Baldwin Howe ... Bim
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Storyline

When police officer Xavier Quinn's childhood friend, Maubee, becomes associated with murder and a briefcase full of ten thousand dollar bills, The Mighty Quinn must clear his name. Or try to catch him, which could be even trickier.

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Taglines:

THE CHIEF OF POLICE AND THE CHIEF SUSPECT. They know each other too well to let a little thing like murder get in their way.


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 February 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Finding Maubee See more »

Filming Locations:

Port Antonio, Jamaica See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,429,306, 20 February 1989

Gross USA:

$4,557,214

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,557,214
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

$10,000 bills were removed from circulation by the U.S. Treasury Department, as of 1969. They are still legal tender, but because of their extreme rarity, their collector value far exceeds their face value. See more »

Goofs

When Quinn is in the bar playing the piano his Jamaican disappears and he sings with his non accent voice. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Raj: You may cut a man's head off, but it doesn't necessarily mean that you kill him. Especially if he's already dead, which appears to be the case in this case. The victim died suddenly, but not instantaneously, due to a combination of searing, profound pain, and the emotional shock of seeing his arm turn deeply cyanotic. Uh, that means purple.
Xavier: Yeah, go on?
Dr. Raj: He died of a snakebite.
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Alternate Versions

An interracial love scene between Denzel Washington and Mimi Rogers was rumored to have been cut out of the film when it was learned both black and white test audiences didn't like it. See more »


Soundtracks

GIVING/SHARING
Written and Performed by Lindon Roberts (as Half-Pint)
Produced by Tyrone Downie
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GOOD CARIBBEAN ADVENTURE MYSTERY
27 April 2002 | by flimbuffSee all my reviews

Washington plays a very low keyed Island cop who has a murder and some wealthy people to deal with if he wants to solve it. The if involves some racial and money overtones that would seem to put him over his head. Excellent supporting cast led by Walsh and Townsend make this a very good and underrated film.


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