Miami Blues

Synopsis: When Fred Frenger gets out of prison, he decides to start over in Miami, Florida, where he starts a violent one-man crime wave. He soon meets up with amiable college student/prostitute Susie Waggoner. Opposing Frenger is Sgt Hoke Moseley, a cop who is getting a bit old for the job, especially since the job of cop in 1980's Miami is getting crazier all the time.
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director(s): George Armitage
Production: Orion Home Video
  2 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min

Oh, thank you very much.

Uh, may I trouble you | for a pillow?


Great. Thank you.

Excuse me.

I guess we're going | to be a while.

Ha ha ha! | You're funny.

The temperature in Miami...

is currently 86 degrees | and muggy.

We will be starting | our descent for landing...

in just a few moments.

Herman Gotlieb...


Please remain seated | with your seat belts on...

until the captain has | turned off the seat belt sign.

All passengers | holding tickets...

to Eastern Flight 162 | to Tampa...

please come | to the ticket counter.


Wow! Thanks.

All passengers leaving | on Flight 266...

please go directly | to the check-in desk...

at Gate 6.

All passengers leaving...


Please go directly | to the check-in desk...


Hi there. | Going home?

I'd like to tell you | about a book.

It's a classic | of the Vedic literature...

"The Knowledge of God."

Have you seen | the movie "Gandhi?"

My name's Ravindra. | What's your name?


Mr. Gotlieb...

You know, | anything you want.

Hey, send me up | a girl, Pablo. Now.

You got any | of that hundred...

I gave you last week?

I got all of it, man...

but I'm not lending you | no more money.

Come on, Blink.

Look. 50 bucks | till payday.

Moseley. Homicide.

A what died?

All right. | Right away.

I'll pay to find | the dumbbell killers.

What's it worth to you?



Thanks, Blink.

Hey, man, | replace your teeth.


Pablo sent me.

How old are you, anyway?

19...and my name is Pepper.

You got a driver's license | on you, Pepper?

What's wrong | with Susan Waggoner?

You know, Susie...

this license here says | you're 23 years old.

I know what it says.

You can call me Junior.

You around a size 7?




Uh, 6.

Sometimes 7.

Depends on...

Here. Try this on.

Could you turn | around, please?

Thank you.

Can you zip me up?



it looks nice to me.

You want me to wear it?

F***, no.

I want you to buy it.

50 bucks.

It might be worth a suck.

Is that what you're | getting for a suck...

these days, 50 bucks?


Where did you get | all these nice things?

Oh, when I left my wife | I took 'em with me.

Figured I paid for 'em, | they're my clothes, right?

You left your wife?

How long you been | working for Pablo?

Since the beginning | of the semester.

I go to Miami-Dade.

l...I'm majoring | in business...

but I also take | English classes.

Yeah, well...

the first thing they | should have taught you...

at your hooker classes...

is you shouldn't | ask the clients...

so many f***ing | personal questions.

I'm sorry.

Are you going to call down | and cancel me now?

That's OK. | Don't feel bad about it.

Um, I hope, uh...

the next girl's | more to your liking...

and I hope that you enjoy | your stay in Florida...

Mr. Gotlieb.

I'm giving you | your dress back.

No, forget | about the dress.


did I upset you?

I'm sorry.

So you want me to stay?

OK, then.

Let's do it.


Turn over.

Is something wrong?

I haven't been | with a woman...

in a long time.


I'm sorry.

Nobody kisses us.


OK, Henderson, what's up?

These two Krishnas have | been working the airport...

for a couple of months.

Now they'd been warned about | bugging the passengers.

Should've listened.

How was he killed?

He f***ed with some guy...

wearing a suede | leather sport coat...

so the guy takes | his finger...

bends it back, breaks it, | then disappears.

Now the witness lady says | she thinks that, uh...

well, he hopped on one of | the hotel courtesy vans.

We got a partial | description.

Wait a minute.

The Krishna died | of a broken finger?

I mean, is that a homicide?

Well, I guess | he died of shock.

Well, it hurts like hell...

to have your finger | bent back.

My sister used to do it | to me when I was a kid.

Yeah, but you didn't die.

Now, if this | was an accident...

it would be | simple assault, right?

However...if the guy | in the suede sport coat...

knew that Krishnas | had a bad habit of dying...

every time you bent | their finger back...

-Murder one? | -Yeah.

Well, the guys | at the station...

are going to laugh | their asses off...

Your turn to notify | next of kin.

No way! I did the fat lady | that sat on a kid.

That's good for 2.

Next week?

I'll be retired by then.

Ah, sh*t.

Well, you try the hotels.

See if anyone got off | one of their courtesy vans...

wearing a suede sport coat.

Ah, sh*t.

This is good here.

Oh, excuse me.

Maybe we should try | in here.

All right.

Price check. | Uzi squirt gun.


What's up?

Got something for me?

I got the goods.


In the bag. Now!

Up against the wall. Now!

Be cool, brother.

Hey, he's got a gun!

Let's get out of here!

Move it!

Give me a day's notice | before it runs out, OK?


Tell me Tuesday.

Looky, we got | a million dollars.

We got a million... | Brazilian dollars.

Absolutely worthless.

"That's a lot | of money, man.

"That's a lot of | f***ing money.

"I don't think you are | a Porsche customer...

"Mr. Frenger.

"I don't think you really | want to buy a Porsche.

Do you want to buy | a Porsche?"

No, man! I'm here | to waste my time.

How much for | the speedboat, man?

"Oh, the speedboat is | very expensive, sir.

That speedboat is $50,000."

Wrap it up, man.

Yeah. The bellman said...

some guy matching | the description...

got off a courtesy van. | Registered. Yeah.

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George Armitage

George Armitage (born 1942) is an American film director, screenwriter and producer. He got his start as part of the stable of up-and-coming filmmakers who broke into the business through Roger Corman's New World Pictures. He is most well known as the director of the films Miami Blues and Grosse Pointe Blank. more…

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