The Mighty Quinn

Synopsis: When police officer Xavier Quinn's childhood friend, Maubee, becomes associated with murder and a briefcase full of ten thousand dollar bills, The Mighty Quinn must clear his name. Or try to catch him, which could be even trickier.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Carl Schenkel
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
  1 win.
Rotten Tomatoes:
98 min

Guess who's coming to dinner

Natty Dreadlocks

Guess who's coming to dinner

Natty Dreadlocks

I'm just coming in from the woods

Natty Dreadlocks

I appreciate the herb you brought for me

Natty Dreadlocks

Guess who's coming to dinner

Natty Dreadlocks

So let's give thanks and praise

Natty Dreadlocks

I appreciate the herb you brought for me

Natty dreadlocks


Now that things and time have changed

Suffering makes me realise what it takes

And how to be a Natty Dreadlocks

Why? Why?

Guess who's coming to dinner

Natty Dreadlocks

Hey, star. You here to keep the peace?

Come on down and give me a hand

and help me up, now.

And how to be a Natty Dreadlocks

Why? Why?

Guess who's coming to dinner

Natty dreadlocks

How do I look?

Like a ripe mango.

- Wanna take a bite?

- I'm on a diet.

That's not what I hear. I hear

you're not livin' at home these days.

You been like a big old knot

ever since you was a boy. You know that?

- Is he invited?

- Mr Bim?

- Mm.

- I doubt it.

I'll be right back.

Hey, boy. You got married, eh? Long time

ago I cut up a pretty boy, you know?

You plannin' to cut somebody?

- Hey, man.

- Not "man", "Chief".

Go on, get outta here, Galan,

join the party.

- That's my baby in her belly.

- The baby don't make no difference.

- It does to me!

- Then live with it!

- Live with it?

- Yes, man.

I loved the way you did that.

Get him somethin' cool to drink. He has

a heap of grief to get off his big chest.

What about my chest?

- How long the offer last?

- You have till sundown.

Watch out for this.

First thing you do is change the bedding.

Then look in the closet.

Yes, Mrs Elgin.

If you see something that needs

to be cleaned, take it to the laundry.

Guess who's coming to dinner

Natty Dreadlocks

Chief Quinn.

Calling Chief Quinn.


- Thanks, Chief.

- Come in, Chief Quinn.

- Message for Chief Quinn.

- Quinn here.

Get to Pater's place, Chief.

There's been a homicide.

- Who?

- Donald Pater.

Right away.

- Are you all right, Isola?

- Yes.

Don't ya know this is a goin'- down road

until 4pm? Which is five hours away.

Seven days a week for the last ten years!

So what are you doin' comin' up it?

- Uncle...

- Don't give me that sh*t, Maubee.

I didn't figure anybody

would be comin' down so fast.

And on my trike, there,

I thought I'd be slippin' through OK.

If I hadn't turned, where would you be?

What are you smilin' about?

The uniform, man. You look great.

Where you been? Parade?


I open this bag, Maubee, what I find, huh?

Nothin' but ladies' clothes.

You gonna give me a ticket, let me call

me lawyer first, wait for him to get here.

Even though we're friends,

you're lucky I don't have the time.


You forgot to say hello.

Where's the girl who found him?

- She's not here.

- I sent her home.

I can tell you all you need to know.

Mr Elgin.

The body's been examined by a doctor.

He'll be here in a minute.

- I hope you can catch this Maubee fast.

- Why Maubee?

- What?

- You said "I hope you catch Maubee. "

Didn't you get his notebook?

I gave it to one of your men.

- Chief Quinn! This gentleman...

- That's all right. We were expecting him.

Just startin' to get a nice draw

on the ball, Thomas.

- You the chief of police?

- You the doctor?

Dr Stuhlberg, this is Chief Quinn.

Dr Stuhlberg's a guest at the hotel

and he was kind enough

to look at the body.

I examined the corpse two hours ago.

He was killed early this morning.

No doubt about the cause of death?

Are you kidding?

With a neck slit like that?

Looks like he's been boiled.

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Hampton Lansden Fancher (born July 18, 1938) is an American actor who became a producer and screenwriter in the late 1970s. more…

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