The Blue Iguana (1988) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Blue Iguana (1988)

The Blue Iguana




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In exchange for staying out of jail, down-and-out bounty hunter Vince Holloway (Dylan McDermott) agrees to work for corrupt IRS agents Vera (Tovah Feldshuh) and Strick (Dean Stockwell). Holloway travels to Diablo, a country run by criminals, to intercept a transfer of funds between crooked banker Cora (Jessica Harper) and gangster Reno (James Russo). Using a plot structure derived from Dashiell Hammett's novel Red Harvest, as well as from Akira Kurosawa's Yojimbo and Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars, Holloway forms competing alliances with all parties to steal the money. As expected, everyone tries to double-cross everyone else. A would-be parody of film noir and westerns, John Lafia's The Blue Iguana unfolds more like a cartoon or a pinball game.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: John Lafia
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 23, 2006
Paramount Pictures


Dylan McDermott
as Vince Holloway
Pam Gidley
as Dakota
Tovah Feldshuh
as Detective Vera Quinn
Dean Stockwell
as Detective Carl Stric...
as Floyd
Michele Seipp
as Zoe, Bartender
Michelle Seipp
as Zoe, Bartender
Don Pedro Colley
as Boat Captain
John Durbin
as Louie Sparks
Raúl Araiza
as Teenager
Pedro Altamirano
as Rubberhead
as Veronica
Alejandro Bracho
as Hotel Clerk
as Gangster
Enrique Garcia
as Drunken Man
Alberto Colin
as Gangster
Amelia Zapata
as Gangster
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Critic Reviews for The Blue Iguana

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | September 24, 2001
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | November 2, 2001
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | September 24, 2001
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

An unusually irritating misfire...

Full Review… | November 6, 2008
Reel Film Reviews

It's little more than an interesting failure, a not-so-clever execution of a clever idea.

Full Review… | May 22, 2006

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