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Based on the late [[Performer~P116822~Charles Willeford~charleswilleford]]'s series of hard-boiled crime novels featuring Miami cop Hoke Moseley, the [[Performer~P87470~Jonathan Demme~jonathandemme]]-produced Miami Blues opens with the prison release of Frederick Frenger Jr. ([[Performer~P3515~Alec Baldwin~alecbaldwin]]), 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 ([[Performer~P41672~Jennifer Jason Leigh~jenniferjasonleigh]]), 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 ([[Performer~P74620~Fred Ward~fredward]]), a grizzled vet who vows to hunt down Frenger, but may be getting too long in the tooth for the demands of his job. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

  • Release date:April 20, 1990

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
New York Film Critics Circle Jennifer Jason Leigh Best Supporting Actress 1990 Winner

Cast

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

Crew

George Armitage
Director
George Armitage
Screenwriter
Charles Willeford
Book Author
Tak Fujimoto
Cinematographer
Gary Chang
Composer (Music Score)
Craig McKay
Editor
Maher Ahmad
Production Designer
Ron Bozman
Co-producer
Jonathan Demme
Co-producer
Kenneth Utt
Co-producer
Gary Goetzman
Co-producer
William Horberg
Associate Producer
Fred Ward
Executive Producer
Edward Saxon
Executive Producer
Eugenie Bafaloukos
Costume Designer
Don Reddy
Camera Operator
Chick Bernhardt
Stunts
Buddy Joe Hooker
Stunts
Joe Hess
Stunts
Gary McLarty
Stunts
Howard Feuer
Casting
Carl Fullerton
Makeup
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