The Mighty Quinn

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Released 1989

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The Mighty Quinn

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Director:
Carl Schenkel
Released:
1989
Rating:
R
Power figures want a Caribbean police chief (Denzel Washington) to find his friend Maubee (Robert Townsend), their scapegoat for a murder.

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  • 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The Mighty Quinn is a spy thriller, a buddy movie, a musical, a comedy and a picture that is wise about human nature. And yet with all of those qualities, it never seems to strain:...

  • 75

    Rolling Stone

    The plot ambles along, and Denzel is the essence of laid-back professionalism as he deals with corrupt officials, grisly crimes, lustful housewives, and his own divided loyalties. ...

  • 75

    Miami Herald

    This tropical murder-mystery goes down like luscious fruit -- juicy, lively and refreshing. [17 Feb 1989, p.5]

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Crime, Thrillers