Plot & Details
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.
- Genre(s): Crime and Mystery,Thriller
- Run Time: 88min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 04/22/1988
- DVD Release Date: 05/23/2006
- Distributor(s): Paramount
- Director(s): John J. Lafia
- Starring: Dylan McDermott , Jessica Harper , James Russo , Pam Gidley , Tovah Feldshuh
- Themes: Dishonor Among Thieves
- Tone: Cynical,Gritty,Tense
- Keywords: bank,bounty-hunter,corruption,gangster,mission [quest],money-laundering,quarry [stone quarry]
- Country of Origin: USA (04-22-1988)
- Language: English