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Xavier Quinn ([[Performer~P74843~Denzel Washington~denzelwashington]]) 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 ([[Performer~P114469~Robert Townsend~roberttownsend]]), 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

Cast

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
David R. Ellis
as Jersey
Henry Judd Baker
as Nicotine
Dennis Titus
as Percy
Ron Taylor
as McKeon
Christopher Meredith
as Wedding Singers and Band
Oliver Samuels
as Rupert
Cedella Marley
as Eliza
Baldwin Howe
as Bim
Fitz Weir
as Athens
Wallis Nicita
Rita Marley
as Wedding Singers and Band
Michael Rose
as Wedding Singers and Band
Nabbie Natural
as Turtle
Bobby Ghisays
as Pater
Deon Silvera
as Beautician
David McFarlane
as Henry
Bob Andy
as Raisen
Charles Hyatt
as Security Guard
Rowan Byfield
as Blizzard
Dallas Anderson
as Francis
Bernie McInerney
as Dr. Stuhlberg
Erica Aquart
as Bride
Calvin Mitchell
as Apollo
Cathi Levy
as Secretary
Peter Lloyd
as Groom
Ronald Goshop
as Fudge

Crew

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