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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.

Director:

George Armitage

Writers:

Charles Willeford (novel), George Armitage (screenplay)
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alec Baldwin ... Frederick J. Frenger Jr.
Cecilia Pérez-Cervera Cecilia Pérez-Cervera ... Stewardess
Georgie Cranford Georgie Cranford ... Little Boy at Miami Airprt
Edward Saxon ... Krishna Ravindra at Miami Airport
José Pérez José Pérez ... Pablo
Obba Babatundé ... Blink Willie, Informant
Fred Ward ... Sgt. Hoke Moseley
Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Susie Waggoner
Charles Napier ... Sgt. Bill Henderson
Matt Ingersoll Matt Ingersoll ... Mourning Hare Krishna
Jack G. Spirtos Jack G. Spirtos ... Pickpocket Victim
Raphael Rey Gomez Raphael Rey Gomez ... Pickpocket
Tony Paris ... Pickpocket's Accomplice
Wendy Thorlakson ... Toy Store Cashier
William Taylor Anderson Jr. 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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Taglines:

Real badge. Real gun. Fake cop.


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le flic de Miami See more »

Filming Locations:

Kendall, Florida, USA See more »

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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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Tristes Tropiques See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jennifer Jason Leigh plays William Baldwin's (Alec's younger brother) love interest in Backdraft. 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.: [making up haikus as he robs a neighbor appartment] Thinking he is alone... breaking, entering... the dark and lonely place-places...
[finds gun under mattress]
Frederick J. Frenger Jr.: ... finding a... *big gun*...
[opens fridge and steals some pork chops]
Frederick J. Frenger Jr.: ... smelling like a rose.
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Connections

References Gandhi (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

BANANA (Bobine)
Performed by The Rebels
Written by Johnny Ventura
Courtesy of Kubaney Records
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For my tastes, a truly superb
26 March 2004 | by goomba8See all my reviews

and entertaining movie, though, in NO WAY do I consider this a comedy.

Excellent performances by Baldwin and Ward, but especially Jennifer Jason Leigh. If this had been recognized as a regular 'REAL' motion picture, she might have been nominated for an Oscar. Absolutely one of her best performances.

Kudos all around.

But this ain't no comedy.

And, on a side note, I believe Shirley Stoler was at one time an actress known as Shirley Kirkpatrick.


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