The Mighty Quinn (1989)

Genres - Action, Comedy Drama, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Police Detective Film, Police Drama  |   Release Date - Feb 16, 1989 (USA)  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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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.

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Caribbean, police-chief, investigation, murder, marital-problems, murder-suspect