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The Mighty Quinn Details


Xavier Quinn (Denzel Washington) is police chief of a tiny Caribbean island. Quinn's efforts to straddle the fence between the local blacks and the moneyed whites have lost him the respect of both groups. When a murder is committed, Quinn suspects that the killer is Maubee (Robert Townsend), a notoriously elusive criminal who has become a folk hero to the locals. Despite various political pressures -- and the fact that he and Maubee were childhood friends-Quinn vows to solve the murder, and, if necessary, bring Maubee to justice. A mess of merry plot twists distinguish this diverting fox-and-hound caper. Filmed entirely on location, The Mighty Quinn was based on Finding Maubee, a novel by A.H.Z. Carr. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:February 16, 1989


Denzel Washington
as Xavier Quinn
Robert Townsend
as Maubee
James Fox
as Elgin
Mimi Rogers
as Hadley Elgin
M. Emmet Walsh
as Miller
Sheryl Lee Ralph
as Lola Quinn
Art Evans
as Jump
Esther Rolle
as Ubu Pearl
Norman Beaton
as Governor Chalk
Alex Colon
as Patina
Tyra Ferrell
as Isola
Keye Luke
as Dr. Raj
Carl Bradshaw
as Cocodick
Ronald Goshop
as Fudge
Ron Taylor
as McKeon
Dallas Anderson
as Francis
Bernie McInerney
as Dr. Stuhlberg
Calvin Mitchell
as Apollo
Deon Silvera
as Beautician
David McFarlane
as Henry
Cathi Levy
as Secretary
Dennis Titus
as Percy
Erica Aquart
as Bride
Peter Lloyd
as Groom
Nabbie Natural
as Turtle
Bobby Ghisays
as Pater
Christopher Meredith
as Wedding Singers and Band
Oliver Samuels
as Rupert
Wallis Nicita
Michael Rose
as Wedding Singers and Band
Fitz Weir
as Athens
Cedella Marley
as Eliza
Bob Andy
as Raisen
Baldwin Howe
as Bim
Henry Judd Baker
as Nicotine
Charles Hyatt
as Security Guard
Rowan Byfield
as Blizzard
Rita Marley
as Wedding Singers and Band
David R. Ellis
as Jersey


Carl Schenkel
Dale Pollock
Ed Elbert
Gil Friesen
Marion Hunt
Hampton Fancher
Jacques Steyn
Anne Dudley
Composer (Music Score)
David Anderle
Musical Direction/Supervision
John Jympson
Roger Murray-Leach
Production Designer
Matthew Binns
Production Designer
Gregory Keen
Art Director
Sandy Lieberson
Jack Cummins
Associate Producer
Lisa Cacavas
Costume Designer
Dana Lyman
Costume Designer
Giorgio Ferrari
Special Effects
Dan Bradley
Vincent Paterson