Miami Blues (1990)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama, Police Detective Film, Post-Noir (Modern Noir)  |   Release Date - Apr 20, 1990 (USA)  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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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.

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sociopath, criminal, police-detective, tracking [following], prostitute/prostitution

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High Artistic Quality, High Production Values, Sleeper