South Beach (1992)

Genres - Action, Mystery, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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One of Fred Williamson's more unusual efforts as both actor and director, this one features the action star as a cigar-smoking detective named Mac Derringer. He is enlisted by his ex-wife (Vanity), a phone-sex operator, to catch the masked psychopath who murdered her co-worker. With the aid of partner Gary Busey and friend Peter Fonda, Derringer closes in on the maniac, but is soon framed for murder. Williamson has an interracial love scene, there's a stoolie who raps, and a subplot involves blackmail and pornography. The Jeffersons' Isabel Sanford appears as Derringer's mother, and the familiar genre cast features Stella Stevens, Robert Forster, and Henry Silva.

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conflict, detective, frame-up, friendship, investigation, investigator, kidnapping, killing, maniac, phone-sex, rescue, shoot-out