At the airport, he's approached by a Hare Krishna, and he bends the guy's finger back until it breaks. But he can't keep it up forever, not even in the anything-goes milieu of South Beach. But things change for the attractive teen when a freak accident involving a cursed pair of earrings and a chance encounter at a gas station causes her to switch bodies with Clive, a sleazy crook. Miami Blues is drawn from a crime novel by Charles Willeford, who wrote he died before the picture was adapted in the playful, inventive Elmore Leonard vein. Nothing much is planned, and most of his jobs depend on sheer blind luck.
Advertisement The actors struggle manfully with their roles. Alec Baldwin sports a great haircut in Miami Blues and knows it. Opposing Frenger is Sgt Hoke Moseley, a cop who is getting a bit old for the job, especially since the job of cop in 1980's Miami is getting crazier all the time. But Baldwin turns the tables and ambushes Ward in his ratty old residential hotel, putting him in the hospital. Miami Blues 1990 Real badge.
He's a happy-go-lucky psycho just sprung from prison and landed in Miami, where he brushes off a Hare Krishna acolyte in the airport by breaking his finger the poor guy dies of shock. Fred and Susie, now living together, invite him to dinner and he stays gratefully, eating their chops and drinking their beer and belching cheerfully. He soon meets up with amiable college student Susie. If you're fond of ham, you're in for a feast. He figures maybe Frenger broke the Hare Krishna's fingers but didn't mean to kill him, and, truth to tell, he isn't very worked up over the case - not until Frenger visits his hotel room, beats him senseless and steals his badge, gun and false teeth. Hoke Moseley, assigned to the case.
The movie was written and directed by and produced by. Not nice, especially since the cult member dies of shock. Baldwin, who is good at playing intelligence, is not so good here at playing an ex-con with a screw loose. He also is incredibly reckless and will get himself into situations a dopey high school kid would know enough to avoid. Tired old cop Fred Ward picks up his scent, and even shares a meal of many brews and Leigh's pork chops with the couple. His life is composed of equal parts of indigestion, alimony and bureaucracy.
He struts and swaggers through the movie like the cock of the walk, having a high old time and giving us one, too. One piece of luck, sort of, is when he meets Susie, a hooker played by. He soon meets up with amiable college student Susie. Bozman Producer Production Kenneth Utt Producer Production Jonathan Demme Producer. Then Baldwin is off and running through Dade and Broward Counties, stealing wallets and identities, staging impromptu holdups, and running giddily amok.
Opposing Fred is Sgt Hoke Moseley, a cop who is getting a bit old for the job, especially since the job of cop in 1980's Miami is getting crazier all the time. Opposing Fred is Sgt Hoke Moseley, a cop who is getting a bit old for the job, especially since the job of cop in 1980's Miami is getting crazier all the time. In fact, she's so slow to catch on that conversation with her involves saying things, and then explaining them, and then telling her it doesn't matter anyway. The movie wants to be an off-center comedy, a lopsided cops-and-robbers movie where everybody has a few screws loose. And then the situation escalates as Frenger stupidly gets into more and more trouble, and Susie - who never was a very good hooker, but has convinced herself she could be a good wife - slowly realizes she is living with a very dangerous man. In the airport he is annoyed by a Hare Krishna, whose finger he breaks out of instinctive viciousness, shocking the weak-hearted religious zealot to death. He wanders through the world looking for suitcases to steal, wallets to lift, identification papers he can use.
He busts up robberies, steals from previous victims, flashes his badge and takes advantage of that split-second of doubt and guilt that's felt by the average citizen when anybody flashes a badge. Some simpleminded detective work leads him to Frenger. There's not much plot, just enough to hold together the characters, which it's about and the movie's full of quirky characters, memorably including Shirley Stoller. . The upside is that now Baldwin's got a new identity Ward's with a gun and a badge to prove it. Armed with identification as a cop, Frenger turns into a loose cannon, free-lancing all over town.
You will receive a weekly newsletter full of movie-related tidbits, articles, trailers, even the occasional streamable movie. But, though Ward gets top billing and Leigh flashes her credentials as a graduate of the Meryl Streep Academy of Accents, it's Baldwin's movie. Directing George Armitage Director Writing Charles Willeford Novel Writing George Armitage Screenplay Sound Gary Chang Original Music Composer Camera Tak Fujimoto Director of Photography Editing Craig McKay Editor Production Fred Ward Producer Production Ronald M. Baldwin , an amoral killer fresh out of prison, arrives in Miami with a dead man's wallet and an impractical, urge to remake his life along more prosaic lines. Club members also get access to our members-only section on RogerEbert.
She's a student at Dade Junior College, working her way through school, and she isn't very bright. Advertisement Frenger is a thief, con man and cheat. He gets started off on the wrong foot. Oleh Dunia21 Synopsis When Fred Frenger gets out of prison, he decides to start over in Miami, Florida, where he starts a violent one-man crime wave. The character isn't so much fun. Flamboyant and reckless, he continues his felonious spree like an overgrown kid playing cops and robbers. The Ebert Club is our hand-picked selection of content for Ebert fans.