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Q: Movies in/about Miami ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   4 Comments )
Subject: Movies in/about Miami
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Movies and Film
Asked by: chriso_312-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 17 Apr 2005 10:20 PDT
Expires: 17 May 2005 10:20 PDT
Question ID: 510450
What are 10 (or so) popular movies that either take place in Miami
and/or have Miami as an important theme?
Subject: Re: Movies in/about Miami
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 17 Apr 2005 12:18 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello chriso_312,

Below you will find the results of my research regarding movies about or in Miami.

Scarface (1983)

?In 1980 Miami, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug empire
while succumbing to greed.?

Al Pacino 
Steven Bauer 
Michelle Pfeiffer 
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio


The Specialist (1994)

?The government taught him to kill. Now he's using his skills to help
a woman seek revenge against the Miami underworld.?

Sylvester Stallone 
Sharon Stone 
James Woods 
Rod Steiger


There's Something About Mary (1998)

Cameron Diaz 
Matt Dillon 
Ben Stiller

?Ted hires Pat Healy (Matt Dillon) to locate Mary, and the creepy
private investigator finds her in Miami, where she lives with her
tan-shriveled roommate Magda (Lin Shaye). After Pat develops a
stalker-style fixation on the lovely, unattached Mary, he lies to Ted,
telling him that she's now an overweight mother confined to a
New York Times

?Ted never gets a chance to say goodbye as Mary's family moves to
Miami. Years later, Ted is in therapy realizing that he is still madly
in love with Mary. He hires a private detective named Healy (Matt
Dillon), to track her down, but Healy falls for her and soon moves to
Florida to try and romance her. He tells Ted she is a disabled,
overweight, mail-order bride, but when Ted finds out that isn't true
he and friend Dom (Chris Elliott) head to Miami to locate the
love-of-his-life Mary.?


Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

?Jim Carrey is on the case to find the Miami Dolphins' missing mascot
and quarterback Dan Marino. He goes eyeball to eyeball with a
man-eating shark, stakes out the Miami Dolphins and woos and wows the

Jim Carrey
Courteney Cox 
Sean Young 



The Birdcage (1996)

?A worthwhile remake of the French film, "Le Cage Aux Folles" (1978)
where Robin Williams and Broadway star Nathan Lane star as the two
lovers. Armand (Williams) runs the Birdcage, a lush and colorfully
bright drag club that's located in Miami's South Beach while Albert
(Lane) is Starina, the club's star entertainer who can be hard to get
along with off the stage.?

Robin Williams 
Gene Hackman 
Nathan Lane 
Dianne Wiest 
Calista Flockhart
Hank Azaria



Meet the Fockers (2004)

?Having given permission to male nurse Greg Focker to marry his
daughter, ex-CIA man Jack Byrnes and his wife travel to Miami to
Greg's parents, who this time around are Mr. and Mrs. Focker, who are
as different from them as can be.?

Robert De Niro 
Ben Stiller 
Dustin Hoffman 
Barbra Streisand 



The Bellboy (1960)

Starring Jerry Lewis

?Stanley is a bellboy at the Fountainbleau Hotel in Miami Beach. It is
there that he performs his duties quietly and without a word to



Miami Blues (1990)

Starring: Alec Baldwin

 ?When sociopath Fred Frenger gets out of prison, he decides to start
over in Miami, Florida, where he starts a violent one-man crime wave.?


Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach (1988)

The old captain Lassard, chief of the police academy, goes to Florida
to receive an award.


?Sun, fun and babes in shades. Where else but Miami Beach? Buffoons,
blockheads and party-hearty animals. Who else but the Police Academy
gang? In this fifth funfest, our heroes jet to Miami for a convention
honoring beloved Cmdt. Lassard.?


The Blackout (1997)

Matthew Modine 
Claudia Schiffer 
Dennis Hopper 

?Plot Summary: Matty is a film star who is tired of Hollywood life and
moves to Miami, where he makes a proposal to his girlfriend Annie.?


Band of the Hand (1986)

?In an attempt of resocialisation, five hopeless juvenile criminals
are sent away from prison into the Everglades for a survival training
under the Indian Joe. When this is successful, they move back to
Miami. However this offends the former illegal inhabitants of their
house, all loyal customers of drug baron Cream. The conflict leads to
armed fights.?


Big Trouble (2002)

?Plot Outline: The lives of several Miami denizens, from ad agents to
gunrunners to street thugs to law enforcement to school-children,
intersect with humorous and dangerous results.?


Moon Over Miami (1941)

?Sisters Kay and Barbara arrive in Miami from Texas looking for rich
husbands. Much singing and dancing including the number "You Started


South Beach (1992)
 "South Beach" is a film noir film about two ex-football players
turned private eyes: Fred Williamson plays Mack Derringer, a smooth
yet sloppy guy who likes to use a big gun to take out the trash; and
Gary Busey is Lenny, Derringer's partner who likes to walk on the wild
side. Together, when not solving cases in Miami, they play golf on the
sunny Florida countryside.


2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)

 ?Set in Miami, Officer O'Conner, stripped of his badge, is recruited
to infiltrate the Miami street racing circuit in an effort to redeem


Search criteria:
IMDb: Miami

I hope this is helpful. 

Best regards,   
chriso_312-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $4.00
Quite helpful, thank you!

Subject: Re: Movies in/about Miami
From: voila-ga on 17 Apr 2005 12:41 PDT
Subject: Re: Movies in/about Miami
From: crythias-ga on 17 Apr 2005 17:25 PDT
Somehow, I think I recall "Revenge of the Nerds - Nerds in Paradise"
to be in or about that area. I know some filming of "Just Cause" with
Sean Connery took place there... I believe part of "True Lies" with
Jamie Lee Curtis and Arnold was filmed there.
Subject: Re: Movies in/about Miami
From: bobbie7-ga on 17 Apr 2005 20:06 PDT

Thank you for the five stars and tip!

Subject: Re: Movies in/about Miami
From: bobbie7-ga on 17 Apr 2005 20:12 PDT
My friend and fellow researcher Pinkfreud just pointed out a huge list
of movies at the IMDb.,+Florida,+USA&&tv=off

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