The Blue Iguana

  • 1988
  • Movie
  • R
  • Comedy, Crime

In THE BLUE IGUANA McDermott plays a bounty hunter who refers to himself grandly as a "recovery specialist." He's broke, living in a miserable apartment, and in trouble with the IRS. In order to square things with the government, he accepts (under pressure) an offer made by agents Stockwell and Feldshuh to travel south of the border to El Diablo, where...read more

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In THE BLUE IGUANA McDermott plays a bounty hunter who refers to himself grandly as a "recovery specialist." He's broke, living in a miserable apartment, and in trouble with the IRS. In order to square things with the government, he accepts (under pressure) an offer made by agents

Stockwell and Feldshuh to travel south of the border to El Diablo, where millions of dollars in drug money is being laundered. No one has paid any taxes on this money, which it is Holloway's job to recover. El Diablo is a tough place where people are murdered in the streets, wild types fire guns

into ceilings, and coffin making seems to be the only legitimate line of work. Harper, who runs the local bank, has so much power and provides such a vital service to drug runners that she charges her customers interest on their money. Gidley is a singer at the Blue Iguana club who has an eye on

Holloway. The film continues at an cool pace, with everyone double-crossing everyone else until nearly everybody ends up as stiffs. There's only one reason to see THE BLUE IGUANA, and that's the performance of supporting actor Flea, who plays a pistol-packin' goon killed off entirely too soon. His

(and the film's) best moment comes in the scene in which he turns "funkmaster" and jams to James Brown's "Sex Machine."

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  • Released: 1988
  • Rating: R
  • Review: In THE BLUE IGUANA McDermott plays a bounty hunter who refers to himself grandly as a "recovery specialist." He's broke, living in a miserable apartment, and in trouble with the IRS. In order to square things with the government, he accepts (under pressure… (more)

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