- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 36 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: December 3, 2002
- Originally Released: 1990
- Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Single Side - Dual Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Mono 1.0 - Spanish
- Stereo Surround - English
- Stereo Surround - French
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Rolling Stone - 05/03/1990
"...An intensely exciting slice of imagist pulp shrewdly attuned to the jumpy rhythms of its back-street milieu..."
USA Today - 04/10/1990
"...It boasts a welcome 'edge'..."
New York Times - 04/20/1990
"...MIAMI BLUES is best appreciated for the performances of its stars and for the kinds of funny, scene-stealing peripheral touches that keep it lively..."
Entertainment Weekly - 07/19/1996
"...Baldwin's feral smolder makes it something to see..." -- Rating: B
Uncut - 10/01/2004
"Understated but genuinely sharp, MIAMI BLUES is one cult you may want to consider joining."
Junior (Alec Baldwin), an ex-con psychopath who sets twisted goals and achieves them at any cost, meets his match in Hoke Moseley (Fred Ward), a weather-beaten Miami detective who attempts to avenge Junior's antics when the lifelong criminal steals the detective's badge, gun, and even his false teeth and poses a Miami police officer. Along the way he also meets Susie (Jennifer Jason Leigh), a hooker who wants to live happily ever after and unfolds another chapter in Junior's fast-paced life.
Junior, an ex-con fresh from prison, inadvertently causes the death of a Hare Krishna at the airport. He then meets and moves in with hooker/junior-college student Susie and embarks on a crime spree in Miami after stealing a the gun, badge, and false teeth of the detective assigned to his case.
- Both director Armitage and producer Demme worked for low-budget filmmaker Roger Corman in the 1960s.
- Color by DeLuxe.
- Jennifer Jason Leigh won the 1990 Best Supporting Actress Award from the New York Film Critics.