Mighty Quinn

Mighty Quinn

Director: Carl Schenkel Cast: Denzel Washington, Robert Townsend, James Fox

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Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/06/1996
UPC: 0027616162137
Original Release: 1989
Rating: R
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Denzel Washington Xavier Quinn
Robert Townsend Maubee
James Fox Elgin
Mimi Rogers Hadley Elgin
M. Emmet Walsh Miller
Sheryl Lee Ralph Lola Quinn
Art Evans Jump
Esther Rolle Ubu Pearl
Norman Beaton Governor Chalk
Alex Colon Patina
Tyra Ferrell Isola
Keye Luke Dr. Raj
Carl Bradshaw Cocodick
Ronald Goshop Fudge
Baldwin Howe Bim
Cathi Levy Secretary
Cedella Marley Eliza
Marie McDonald Jax
Nabbie Natural Turtle
Wallis Nicita Actor
Fitz Weir Athens
David McFarlane Henry
Bernie McInerney Dr. Stuhlberg
Ron Taylor McKeon
Oliver Samuels Rupert
David R. Ellis Jersey
Kenneth Casey Phylo
Henry Judd Baker Nicotine
Fred Lloyd Pilot
Renee Menzies McCallum Maid
Charles Hyatt Security Guard
Sharon Marley Prendergast Jody
Clive Walker Bartender
Dallas Anderson Francis
Calvin Mitchell Apollo
Rowan Byfield Blizzard
Bob Andy Raisen
Dennis Titus Percy
Peter Lloyd Groom
Bobby Ghisays Pater
Deon Silvera Beautician
Erica Aquart Bride
Michael London Preacher
Michael Rose Wedding Singers and Band
Rita Marley Wedding Singers and Band
Christopher Meredith Wedding Singers and Band

Technical Credits
Carl Schenkel Director
David Anderle Musical Direction/Supervision
A. Medusah Aulenta Makeup
Matthew Binns Production Designer
Dan Bradley Stunts
Lisa Cacavas Costumes/Costume Designer
Jack Cummins Associate Producer
Anne Dudley Score Composer
Ed Elbert Producer
Hampton Fancher Screenwriter
Dean Raphael Ferrandini Stunts
Giorgio Ferrari Special Effects
Gil Friesen Producer
Marion Hunt Producer
John Jympson Editor
Gregory Keen Art Director
Sandy Lieberson Co-producer
Dana Lyman Costumes/Costume Designer
Roger Murray-Leach Production Designer
Vincent Paterson Choreography
Dale Pollock Producer
Brian Read Set Decoration/Design
Jacques Steyn Cinematographer

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The Mighty Quinn 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
DrGuam More than 1 year ago
A film that deserves cult status in the Denzel Washington filmography. Denzel as the uptight Chief of Police of a small country (Jamaica or similar) that depends almost entirely upon tourism and western (read white) money for survival. Stir in the murder of the resort owner, ostensibly by Quinn childhood friend Maubee played by Townsend, along with an international mystery and you've got a very entertaining film. Washington as Quinn brings to life the Chief with a very fine performance. From details of his approach to every other character his body language, speech, pacing and expressions are Denzel at his finest in a light adventure role. Some may not like his Caribbean resident portrayal but that should quickly fade behind the intriguing but not complex storyline. Watch his use of his sunglasses in this film! A straightforward script that still manages clever plot twists and that vague sense of mystery through the final scene. Well placed comic relief including a 15 second visual and auditory homage to Gilligan & Co. that is not too be missed. The musical score and soundtrack is a reggae lovers delight. There's even compositions contributed by Bob Dylan to the well constructed addition to the story line that includes a subplot of Chief Quinn and his struggle with his past as a piano player in the local watering hole. M. Emmet Walsh turns in another fine character performance that rates right up there with his signature Blade Runner performance, and really surpasses it in both contribution in screen time and as a continuous driving element to the story. A fun, entertaining suspense thriller with delightful moments.