The Mighty Quinn
Our next Rialto Recommends is 1989's THE MIGHTY QUINN which showcases the early screen magnetism of star Denzel Washington. Police chief Xavier Quinn investigates the gruesome murder of Donald Pater, one of the wealthiest residents on a Caribbean island. He was found decapitated in his Jacuzzi. Although the local political establishment, especially crooked Governor Chalk, insists that small-time thief Maubee is responsible, Xavier has his doubts. This view is complicated by the police chief's personal history with Maubee: The men have been friends since childhood. In his four-star review Roger Ebert raved "THE MIGHTY QUINN is a spy thriller, a buddy movie, a musical, a comedy and a picture that is wise about human nature. And yet with all of those qualities, it never seems to strain." While the Washington Post said "With Fancher's dialogue and Washington's comedic timing, THE MIGHTY QUINN is more fun than a cabana full of bananas." THE MIGHTY QUINN is streaming on PlutoTV or available to rent from Vudu, RedBox and others.