The Blue Iguana (1988)




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Since he owes them money, a bounty hunter is hired by the IRS to attempt recovery of $40 million in drug money south of the Mexican border. This spoof of noir and westerns is complete with double-crossing, murder, and a beautiful singer at the Blue Iguana Club.
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Drama
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Paramount Pictures


Dylan McDermott
as Vince Holloway
Pamela Gidley
as Dakota
Tovah Feldshuh
as Detective Vera Quinn
Dean Stockwell
as Detective Carl Strick
as Floyd
Yano Anaya
as Yano
Michelle Seipp
as Zoe, Bartender
Michele Seipp
as Zoe, Bartender
Don Pedro Colley
as Boat Captain
Raúl Araiza
as Teenager
John Durbin
as Louie Sparks
Pedro Altamirano
as Rubberhead
Álvaro Carcaño
as Teenager
as Veronica
Alejandro Bracho
as Hotel Clerk
as Gangster
Enrique Garcia
as Drunken Man
Alberto Colin
as Gangster
Jorge Luis Corzo
as Gangster
Amelia Zapata
as Gangster
Carlos Romano
as Banker
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Critic Reviews for The Blue Iguana

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

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Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
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Full Review… | November 2, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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Full Review… | September 24, 2001
Chicago Reader
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Full Review… | September 24, 2001
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

An unusually irritating misfire...

Full Review… | November 5, 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

Audience Reviews for The Blue Iguana


Offbeat crime comedy, with a Yojimbo-like plot, and a particularly dry Dylan McDermott as the noirish hero. Quirky characters, some memorable lines, and plenty of black humor means this will play poorly to most, but very well to a select few.

Daryl Kuxhouse
Daryl Kuxhouse

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