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The Mighty Quinn


Denzel Washington in one his very early roles. Damn, but the man looks young, and quite the handsome devil. He is the chief of police on an unnamed Caribbean island. His childhood friend, Maubee, is in trouble with some pretty powerful white people, and Quinn must try to catch him and find out what’s going on. But Maubee isn’t capable of taking anything seriously. There isn’t much under those dreads but ganja, reggae, ganja, and more ganja. It’s a real auspicious start for the handsomest black actor since Harry Belafonte and Sidney Poitier. You can just see the star power emanating from him every time he gives us that slightly bucktoothed grin. You know he’s going to be a big star, and sure enough, he is.