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The Blue Iguana (1988)

Two overzealous psychopathic US tax collectors blackmail bounty hunter Vince Holloway into stopping an illegal transfer of 20 Mio. dollars from a Mexican tax paradise into the USA. So he ... See full summary »

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John Lafia

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John Lafia
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dylan McDermott ... Vince Holloway
Jessica Harper ... Cora
James Russo ... Reno
Pamela Gidley ... Dakota
Yano Anaya Yano Anaya ... Yano
Flea ... Floyd
Michele Seipp ... Zoe 'The Bartender'
Tovah Feldshuh ... Detective Vera Quinn
Dean Stockwell ... Detective Carl Strick
Katia Schkolnik Katia Schkolnik ... Mona
John Durbin ... Louie Sparks
Eliett Eliett ... Veronica
Don Pedro Colley ... Boat Captain
Pedro Altamirano ... Rubberhead
Benny Corral Benny Corral ... Roy
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Two overzealous psychopathic US tax collectors blackmail bounty hunter Vince Holloway into stopping an illegal transfer of 20 Mio. dollars from a Mexican tax paradise into the USA. So he arrives in Diablo, where life isn't worth a penny. It seems impossible to raid the heavily guarded bank. He has to assure himself of help of the barwoman Dakota and a little boy. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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She was a real looker, but I knew if she got the chance, She'd put a bullet in my back. Dames are funny that way.


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Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blue Iguana See more »

Filming Locations:

Alvarado, Oaxaca, Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$161,398

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$161,398
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Zoe 'The Bartender': Found a new sport that I like. Know what it is? Golf. Know why I like it? Because golf is walking through a park... with a purpose.
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The best B-movie ever made
12 November 1999 | by jan-1810See all my reviews

The Blue Iguana contains everything; action, rock'n roll, good actors, humour, a different story, lots of unexpected happenings. For me it,s one of the top ten of movies ever made, and it's the only freaky low budget B-movie on the ranking. If you haven't seen it, DO IT! Welcome to Diablo!


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