The Mighty Quinn
Closed Capationed Starring: Denzel Washington, Robert Townsend & James Fox Director: Carl Schenkel  Rated: R: Restricted

The Mighty Quinn
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 40 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1989
  • Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Single Side - Single Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 - English
    • Dolby Digital Mono - French
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers

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Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 02/17/1989
"...Manages to be lighthearted without being soft in the head....Successively witty, romantic, simple and pretty..."
USA Today - 02/17/1989
"...[The actors are] photographed attractively..."
Los Angeles Times - 03/17/1989
"...Fun....The movie sparkles with playful tension, bubbles with amiability....The filmmakers and cast seem to be enjoying themselves..."

Product Description:

A wealthy businessman is brutally murdered. When the chief of police discovers that his closest childhood friend is the prime suspect, he is sure it is a set-up. The results of his investigation could have grave consequences.

Plot Synopsis:

On an unidentified Caribbean island, police chief Xavier Quinn is investigating the murder of a white businessman. His childhood friend Maubee is the chief suspect, but Quinn believes in his innocence. Adding to the pressure, the powers-that-be on the island want the case closed as soon as possible.


Production Notes:

  • Shot in Port Antonio, Jamaica; color by Continental.
  • Filming began March 14, 1988.
  • Estimated budget $13 million.
  • The title of the film comes from a Bob Dylan song called "The Mighty Quinn."
  • Released in New York City February 17, 1989 and in Los Angeles March 17, 1989. Released on video November 22, 1989.
  • Reviewed in the New York Times February 17, 1989 and Monthly Film Bulletin July 1989.
  • Rated BBFC 15 by the British Board of Film Censors.

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  • Sales Rank: 34,877
  • UPC: 027616858689
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