An exotic locale and a cool reggae score highlight this lighthearted crime thriller starring Denzel Washington as Xavier Quinn, the police chief of a small Caribbean island. He finds himself caught between a rock and a hard place when the wealthy owner of a local resort is murdered and the prime suspect turns out to be Maubee (Robert Townsend), a petty thief who is also Quinn's childhood friend. M. Emmet Walsh, Sheryl Lee Ralph, and Mimi Rogers also star. 98 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.