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The Blue Iguana (1988)

Two overzealous psychopathic US tax collectors blackmail bounty hunter Vince Holloway into stopping an illegal transfer of 20 Mio. dollars from a Mexican tax paradise into the USA. So he ... See full summary »

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John Lafia

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John Lafia
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dylan McDermott ... Vince Holloway
Jessica Harper ... Cora
James Russo ... Reno
Pamela Gidley ... Dakota
Yano Anaya Yano Anaya ... Yano
Flea ... Floyd
Michele Seipp ... Zoe 'The Bartender'
Tovah Feldshuh ... Detective Vera Quinn
Dean Stockwell ... Detective Carl Strick
Katia Schkolnik Katia Schkolnik ... Mona
John Durbin ... Louie Sparks
Eliett Eliett ... Veronica
Don Pedro Colley ... Boat Captain
Pedro Altamirano Pedro Altamirano ... Rubberhead
Benny Corral Benny Corral ... Roy
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Two overzealous psychopathic US tax collectors blackmail bounty hunter Vince Holloway into stopping an illegal transfer of 20 Mio. dollars from a Mexican tax paradise into the USA. So he arrives in Diablo, where life isn't worth a penny. It seems impossible to raid the heavily guarded bank. He has to assure himself of help of the barwoman Dakota and a little boy. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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She was a real looker, but I knew if she got the chance, She'd put a bullet in my back. Dames are funny that way.


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Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blue Iguana See more »

Filming Locations:

Alvarado, Oaxaca, Mexico See more »

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Gross USA:

$161,398
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Zoe 'The Bartender': Found a new sport that I like. Know what it is? Golf. Know why I like it? Because golf is walking through a park... with a purpose.
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A very amusing life-is-cheap movie
11 February 2000 | by ericl-2See all my reviews

I don't know why Leonard Maltin's Move Guide gives this one a bomb. It's a quite amusing life-is-cheap movie that affords some of our favorite character actors (James Russo, Jessica Harper, Dean Stockwell, Tovah Feldshuh) the chance to chew some very fine jungle scenery. McDermott spends the whole movie with only one expression on his face (a smirk, I believe it's called) that could stand for the attitude the whole movie adopts towards what goes on therein. Maybe that's what p***ed Maltin off, but I liked it.

Harper, in particular, makes perhaps the best female crime boss since the '70s heyday of the "Mama" subgenre (Winters in Bloody Mama, Dickinson in Big Bad Mama I and II, Leachman in Crazy Mama). Stockwell's neckbrace-and-Coke-bottle-glasses-wearing, Q-tip swabbing secret agent is mighty funny too. Very enjoyable.


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