MIAMI BLUES (18)
D: George Armitage
Rank/Orion/Tristes Tropiques (Jonathan Demme & Gary Goetzman)
W: George Armitage [based on the novel by Charles Willeford]
DP: Tak Fujimoto
Ed: Craig McKay & Bill Johnson
Mus: Gary Chang
Fred Ward (Sgt. Hoke Moseley), Alec Baldwin (Frederick 'Junior' Frenger), Jennifer Jason Leigh (Susie 'Pepper' Waggoner), Nora Dunn (Ellita Sanchez)
Ex-convict on the run Alec Baldwin impersonates a police officer to manipulate the law to his own means whilst doggedly pursued by Fred Ward, the cop whose badge he stole.
In the grand scheme of things, the film isn't a classic, but does have moments of tense thrills and dark humour, in addition to a pair of good performances from its leading men.