#9 The Big Easy (1987)

This one I judged by the cover and wasn’t expecting anything watchable at all. You have to forgive me for that though – just take a look at the poster: It has a that cheesy B-movie erotic drama written all over it. Yes, you can almost hear the Kenny G’s saxophone playing.

What we have here instead is a thriller of Remy McSwain (Dennis Quaid), a corrupted New Orleans’ homicide lieutenant who’s investigating a drug related killing spree while getting put between the rock and the hard place by the D.A’s office. After falling for each other, the D.A’s attorney and McSwain both face the conflicts of personal life and their profession, in a corruption case that goes much deeper that first meets the eye.

While not a classic by any means, it kept me entertained for the whole hour and a half. It reminded me a lot of some cheap lighthearted paperbacks I’ve read on some summer vacations under a parasol in a confy deck chair while sipping a cold piña colada. And that’s the biggest compliment I can give this movie.

80s-o-meter: 84%

Total: 75%


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