Glitz (1988)

Genres - Crime, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller, Detective Film  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Glitz was a disappointment for fans of the Elmore Leonard novel on which it was based. Jimmy Smits stars as a savvy Miami police detective Vincent Mora, who is wounded in a shoot-out. Convalescing in Puerto Rico, Mora falls in love with a beautiful woman who later dies under suspicious circumstances. Unable to pursue the case officially, Mora conducts a private investigation of the case. Along the way, he makes the acquaintance of a sprightly lounge singer (Markie Post) and a seriously disturbed ex-con (John Diehl). To many viewers, the title was appropriate: Glitz was plenty of style with little substance. The film was first telecast October 21, 1988.

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detective, drugs, gangster, investigation, killing, murder, nightclub, police, prostitute/prostitution, psychopath, robbery, songwriter, woman