Miami Blues

Miami Blues

Director: George Armitage Cast: Alec Baldwin, Fred Ward, Jennifer Jason Leigh

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Based on the late Charles Willeford's series of hard-boiled crime novels featuring Miami cop Hoke Moseley, the Jonathan Demme-produced Miami Blues opens with the prison release of Frederick Frenger Jr. (Alec Baldwin), a deranged killer who has barely de-boarded his plane before he's killed a Hare Krishna in the airport. Checking into his hotel, Frenger meets up with Susie Waggoner (Jennifer Jason Leigh), a young prostitute with dreams of domestic life, and the two quickly become romantically involved. Meanwhile, the Hare Krishna murder case is given to Moseley (Fred Ward), a grizzled vet who vows to hunt down Frenger, but may be getting too long in the tooth for the demands of his job.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/28/2015
UPC: 0826663156492
Original Release: 1990
Rating: R
Source: Shout Factory
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:37:00
Sales rank: 34,802

Special Features

New interviews with Actors Alec Baldwin and Jennifer Jason Leigh

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alec Baldwin Frederick J. "Junior" Frenger
Fred Ward Sgt. Hoke Moseley
Jennifer Jason Leigh Susie "Pepper" Waggoner
Nora Dunn Ellita Sanchez
Charles Napier Sgt. Bill Henderson
Jose Perez Pablo
Paul Gleason Sgt. Frank Lackley
Ron Bozman Senor Lerner
Howard Feuer Actor
Edward Saxon Krishna Ravindra
Obba Babatunde Blink Willie
Matt Ingersoll Mourning Hare Krishna
Gary Goetzman Hotel Desk Manager
Kenneth Utt Ram Ba
Steve Geng Big Fish Robber
Bobo Lewis Edna Damrosch
Tony Tracy Musclehead
Buddy Joe Hooker Shorty
Roy Datz Julio
Caitlin Brown Purse Snatch Victim
Gary Klar Head Bookie
Patrick Cherry Convenience Store Robber
Nancy Duerr Newswoman
Shirley Stoler Edie Wulgemuth
Joe Hess Pedro
Carmen Lopez Woman in Sports Car
Georgie Cranford Little Boy
Martine Beswicke Noira
Herb Goldstein Eddie Cohen

Technical Credits
George Armitage Director,Screenwriter
Maher Ahmad Production Designer
Eugenie Bafaloukos Costumes/Costume Designer
Chick Bernhardt Stunts
Ron Bozman Co-producer
Gary Chang Score Composer
Jonathan Demme Co-producer
Howard Feuer Casting
Tak Fujimoto Cinematographer
Carl Fullerton Makeup
Gary Goetzman Co-producer
Joe Hess Stunts
Buddy Joe Hooker Stunts
William Horberg Associate Producer
Don Ivey Set Decoration/Design
Craig McKay Editor
Gary McLarty Stunts
Don Reddy Camera Operator
Edward Saxon Executive Producer
Kenneth Utt Co-producer
Fred Ward Executive Producer

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Miami Blues 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
anselmus More than 1 year ago
This film will not appeal to everyone, but it I liked it when it was first released in theaters, and afterwards. Watching it after many years I was again struck with its story and with the performances of all involved. The violence and amorality of the lead character, played by Alex Baldwin, repel many viewers, I suppose, but I thought its point was social criticism. He actually aspires to a shallow and materialistic American way of life, along with his girlfriend, a student who is earning her way through school as a part-time prostitute. The life they share when he is not involved in robbery and car theft is quite ordinary and dull. What's striking is that this type of life is as easy to buy as fast food, which is something of a wry comment on the American dream. The film is quite short and to the point, funny and far from mindless.
jameswormold More than 1 year ago
Remarkable performances by Fred Ward, Alec Baldwin & Jennifer Jason Leigh. One of those films that some of us wouldn't miss, & some of us wish we hadn't seen. It is intense. And at times violent. But it is definitely worth seeing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago