Based on the late Charles Willeford's series of hard-boiled crime novels featuring Miami cop Hoke Moseley, the Jonathan Demme-produced Miami Blues opens with the prison release of Frederick Frenger Jr. (Alec Baldwin), a deranged killer who has barely de-boarded his plane before he's killed a Hare Krishna in the airport. Checking into his hotel, Frenger meets up with Susie Waggoner (Jennifer Jason Leigh), a young prostitute with dreams of domestic life, and the two quickly become romantically involved. Meanwhile, the Hare Krishna murder case is given to Moseley (Fred Ward), a grizzled vet who vows to hunt down Frenger, but may be getting too long in the tooth for the demands of his job. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi
Alec Baldwin romps as sociopathic career criminal Frederick J. "Junior" Frenger in the crime and love story 'Miami Blues'.
Junior ensnares the charms of call-girl Pepper, wonderfully underplayed by Jennifer Jason Leigh. Their rapidly growing lifestyle coincides with the rapidly diminishing lifestyle of pursuing Sgt. Hoke Moseley, played by Fred Ward. Junior beats him up and sets him up, only to use Moseley's stolen badge to hilariously effective results.
Junior loves his new life as a practically married Robin Hood with a badge, except that he doesn't give the proceeds from his mall heists and street hold-ups to more than two poor people: Pepper and himself.
Inevitably, Junior'ÃÂs increasingly bold and bloody robberies lead to Moseley catching up. Pepper doesn'ÃÂt regret the experience; she gets out of the hotel prostitution racket, he never hits her, and he loves her cooking.