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May 9, 2012

Episode 62: Miami Blues (1990)

The Projection Booth: Episode 62: Miami BluesSpecial Guest: Scott Phillips

Real badge. Real gun. Fake cop. That's Miami Blues in six words but there's so much more than that to this terrific adaptation of Charles Willeford's work by George Armitage. The film stars Fred Ward as Hoke Mosely, a cantankerous Miami detective who's trying to find Freddy Frenger Jr (Alec Baldwin), the killer of a hare krishna.

We're joined in the Projection Booth this week by author Scott Phillips (The Ice Harvest, The Adjustment, The Walkaway, etc) as our special guest co-host.

Get Miami Blues on DVD
Get The Ice Harvest on DVD
Buy Charles Willeford books
Collecting Charles Willeford by Don Herron
Dennis McMillan's Charles Willeford page
Portrait of the Artist as a Used Car Salesman on Mulholland Books
Madness in the 20th Century by Mike White
Visit Scott Phillips's Official Site
Visit Concorde Free Press for Rut and more.
Buy Fairhaven by Ken Coffman
Read an interview with George Armitage in Film Comment

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