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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)  »

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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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Suzanne Vega was up for the role of Susie Waggoner. She dropped out to make her third album "Days of Open Hand". See more »

Goofs

When they have to buzz you in through a locked coin shop door, they also have to buzz you out. But Frenger just goes through the door after shooting Pedro and the coin shop owner. No one buzzes him out, and the door would be locked. See more »

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Susie Waggoner: I had to give him the benefit of the doubt. He always ate everything I ever gave him and he never hit me.
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References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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Felicia My Love
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Music by Les Baxter
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Something WAY different
22 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

"Miami Blues' is a pretty unusual film about a charming psychopath played by Alec Baldwin(in what could be his best role yet), who beats up an outsider detective(Fred Ward),steals his badge and dentures, and shacks up with a sweet simpleton hooker(Jennifer Jason Leigh). If this sounds a little odd to you, it is, but a GOOD odd. This film is something really different, and doesn't seem to be that well known by the movie watching public. All the leads are really great, and Baldwin's character of Frederick Frenger is really interesting. He's not pure evil, even though he does kill someone for no apparent reason. It's unclear what motivates him, because he wants to be admired as a hero cop with his 'borrowed' badge, but he is also a thief that has no problem robbing people after he helps them.

This film is a hidden gem. See this movie for Alec Baldwin and the crazy character he plays, because it's a role you won't soon forget!


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