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Miami Blues (1990)

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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 overview, first billed only:
... Frederick J. Frenger Jr.
Cecilia Pérez-Cervera ... Stewardess
Georgie Cranford ... Little Boy at Miami Airprt
... Krishna Ravindra at Miami Airport
José Pérez ... Pablo
... Blink Willie, Informant
... Sgt. Hoke Moseley
... Susie Waggoner
... Sgt. Bill Henderson
Matt Ingersoll ... Mourning Hare Krishna
Jack G. Spirtos ... Pickpocket Victim
Raphael Rey Gomez ... Pickpocket
... Pickpocket's Accomplice
... Toy Store Cashier
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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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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Alec Baldwin and Paul Gleason had appeared together previously in "Forever Lulu" (1987) although they did not share any scenes together. 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.: 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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References Scarface (1983) See more »

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BOUKE
Performed by Lionel Benjamin et Les Freres DeJean
Written by Lionel Benjamin
Courtesy of Delta Records
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One of those obscure classics!
6 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

This is one of those movies that perhaps not a lot of people saw, but for me, it's one of those 'obscure classics'. A little quirky at times, but it just looked like a fun movie to act in, and definitely a fun movie to watch. The cast does a great job, especially Alec Baldwin and Fred Ward. They just really seemed to be enjoy their characters. Jennifer Jason Leigh gives her usual solid performance in yet another offbeat role. Alec Baldwin always seems to give some 'classic scene' deliveries (Glengarry Glen Ross, Malice, The Edge, etc.), and once again here in Miami Blues, he scores some big ones. On the bed, counting the stolen money, doing Al 'Scarface' Pacino. Rhyming while finding the 'very big' gun. The entire dinner scene with Ward's Moseley. Stopping the store burglar with a jar of spaghetti sauce. His 'raid' of the betting room ('remain silent'). -Etc. etc. These are just a few examples of some of his classic scenes or lines. They're usually hysterical!!

Anyway, there is some violence, some 'dark' comedy (e.g. Ravindra!), etc., but overall, I think this movie was very entertaining and a nice offbeat surprise with some great performances and lines. Chalk it up under one of my 'Top Ten Favorites That Not Everybody Saw'.


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