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MIAMI BLUES (1990) Dir. George Armitage. Written by George Armitage based on a Novel by Charles Willeford. Starring: Alec Baldwin, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Fred Ward, Nora Dunn, Paul Gleason Jack Napier, Obba Babatunde, and Shirley Stoler.

 Real badge. Real gun. Fake cop.

1990 was a big year for Baldwin. With The Hunt for Red October and Miami Blues both released, he was on his way to becoming a household name, but still a year out from his romance with Kim Basinger and a couple of years out from his legendary performance in Glengarry Glen Ross. While The Hunt for Red October is well remembered, however, Miami Blues seems to have disappeared completely from the radar of most movie lovers and it's an unfortunate state of affairs because there is a trio of fine performances in this film from actors consistently overlooked …

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