The movie Miami Blues was based on the book Miami Blues.
Movie details for Miami Blues
Actors on this movie include Alec Baldwin, Cecilia Pérez-Cervera, Georgie Cranford, Edward Saxon, José Pérez (II), Obba Babatundé, Fred Ward, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Charles Napier, Matt Ingersoll, Jack G. Spirtos, Raphael Rey Gomez, Tony Paris, Wendy Thorlakson, William Taylor Anderson Jr., Gary Goetzman, Martine Beswick, Kenneth Utt, Kerrie Clark and Nora Dunn.
Jonathan Demme coproduced Miami Blues, and the movie operates as a companion piece to Demme's black-comedy meditation on the elusiveness of contentment in these United States, Something Wild ('86). The three principal actors are all terrific, but it's through Susie--and by all means Jennifer Jason Leigh's complex portrait of this down-to-earth creature--that Miami Blues finally touches a deep, abiding sadness, and the bruised tenaciousness of the American Dream. --Richard T. Jameson