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The Mighty Quinn [DVD] [1989]

Release Date:02/06/2001
Carl Schenkel's underrated The Mighty Quinn comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. An English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround, and a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Mono. Spanish and French subtitles are accessible, and the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include the original theatrical trailer. This is a fine DVD from MGM/UA.

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

    Special Features

    • Original theatrical trailer
    • English: stereo Surround
    • French: mono
    • French and Spanish subtitles


    The Mighty Quinn
    Xavier Quinn (Denzel Washington) is police chief of a tiny Caribbean island. Quinn's efforts to straddle the fence between the local blacks and the moneyed whites have lost him the respect of both groups. When a murder is committed, Quinn suspects that the killer is Maubee (Robert Townsend), a notoriously elusive criminal who has become a folk hero to the locals. Despite various political pressures -- and the fact that he and Maubee were childhood friends-Quinn vows to solve the murder, and, if necessary, bring Maubee to justice. A mess of merry plot twists distinguish this diverting fox-and-hound caper. Filmed entirely on location, The Mighty Quinn was based on Finding Maubee, a novel by A.H.Z. Carr. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Denzel Washington
      Denzel Washington - Xavier Quinn
    • Robert Townsend
      Robert Townsend - Maubee
    • James Fox
      James Fox - Elgin
    • Mimi Rogers
      Mimi Rogers - Hadley Elgin
    • M. Emmet Walsh
      M. Emmet Walsh - Miller

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