The “Cops” Blog-A-Thon – Miami Blues (1990)


This is my second of 4 submissions for the The Cops Blogathon being run by J-Dub over at Dubism

Tnx for letting me take part!

“Is she really Princess Not-so-bright or is she pretending? ” – Ellita Sanchez

Number of Times Seen – 1 (14 May 2019)

Brief Synopsis – A criminal recently released from prison tries to start a new life in Miami, but quite quickly gets into trouble with the law again.

My Take on it – This is a film that I’d never seen before and was quite interested in watching it for this blogathon largely due to the fact that it stars Alec Baldwin in one of his earlier starring roles.

The premise of the film is shown really well and we get a clear impression of how someone with a criminal background might be torn to both sides of internal and external loyalties.

Baldwin is perfectly cast in the lead and helps make his character’s plight seem even stronger and believable despite it seeming so easy for him to slip into both skins very simply.

We can see how he doe have wishes to start over with a new life, but the built in internal instinct keep kicking in causing him to revert back to his old ways.

Loved seeing Fred Ward here in the role of the detective trying to tack him down and catch him even though, the side plot about the false teeth was a but strange.

Jennifer Jason Leigh is also quite good here in the role of a somewhat innocent young girl who believes that Baldwin is truly the man of her dreams who can take here away from her troubled life and give her all she ever dreamed of.

The story moves along at a nice place and works well the entire time because it keeps things thrilling throughout.

Bottom Line – Interesting premise that is shown quite well by the performance of Baldwin who is able to show how much his character struggles with his various internal loyalties. We can see how he truly wants to start over, but the inner instincts that are supposedly build in, constantly take over. Ward is great as a cop trying to track him down even if the small side story about his teeth may be a bit over doing it. Leigh is also pretty good here as an innocent women who believes that she has found the man of her dreams who will be able to take her away from her current life. The story is presneted well and remains thrilling from start to finish. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Gene Hackman at one point was interested in playing Hoke Moseley while Fred Ward initially wanted to portray Frederick J. Frenger Jr. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)

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2 thoughts on “The “Cops” Blog-A-Thon – Miami Blues (1990)

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