The Blue Iguana is a 1988 American crime film about a bounty hunter, blackmailed into stopping the transfer of twenty million dollars from a Mexican tax paradise into the United States. The film was directed by John Lafia and stars Dylan McDermott, Jessica Harper, Pamela Gidley and James Russo, it was screened out of competition at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival. IRS agents send a private eye to Mexico to recover money laundered by her sidekick. Dylan McDermott as Vince Holloway Jessica Harper as Cora James Russo as Reno Pamela Gidley as Dakota Yano Anaya as Yano Flea as Floyd Michele Seipp as Zoe'The Bartender' Tovah Feldshuh as Detective Vera Quinn Dean Stockwell as Detective Carl Strick Katia Schkolnik as Mona John Durbin as Louie Sparks Eliett as Veronica Don Pedro Colley as Boat Captain Pedro Altamirano as Rubberhead Benny Corral as Roy The Blue Iguana on IMDb The Blue Iguana at Rotten Tomatoes The Blue Iguana at Box Office Mojo
Hyman Barnett "Harry" Mizler was an English boxer who competed for Great Britain in the 1932 Summer Olympics and won the British BBoC Lightweight title in January 1934. Mizler was born in Wicket Street, St Georges in the heart of the East End of London to Jewish parents, they had a fish stall in Watney Street Market and after leaving school he worked in the stall along with his brothers Moe and Judah, who boxed. He had a stellar amanteur career, winning the Federation of Working Men's Club's Bantamweight championship in 1929–30, in 1932-3 held the ABA Amateur Bantamweight title. Competing at only seventeen in the 1930 Empire Games in Hamilton, Canada, he took the gold medal in the bantamweight class after winning the final against Tommy Holt of Scotland. In 1932 he was eliminated in the first round of the lightweight class at the Los Angeles Olympic Games, after losing his bout to the eventual bronze medalist Nathan Bor of the United States, his manager Victor Berliner was well known in British boxing circles.
As a professional Mizler had boxing ability and the ability to take punishment. He was a classic stylist who used with devastating effect the textbook English straight left which most present day fighters are taught, but few perfect. On 18 January 1934, he defeated Johnny Cuthbert in fifteen rounds at Kensington's Royal Albert Hall for the British Board of Control lightweight title. More experienced and accomplished, Cuthbert was the 1927 BBoC British featherweight champion. Nonetheless, showing immense talent at an early stage in his career, Mizler's title victory was only his tenth professional fight. Cuthbert was more aggressive in the early rounds, but was unable to connect with sting in his blows, but Mizler's defense improved throughout the fight and he was brilliant in the use of his left against Cuthbert. In the third and fourth, Mizler began to use his left more effectively. In the closing two rounds, Mizler had enough of an advantage to try for a knockout against his opponent but was unable.
Cuthbert had continued to connect with blows in previous rounds, but with less frequency and with less effect than Mizler. It was a fast and clean fight, the referee had little need to call fouls, he defended the BBoC British lightweight title only once, against Billy Quinlan on 4 August 1934 at Swansea, Wales, in a fifteen-round points decision. He lost the title on 29 October 1934 at the Royal Albert Hall in Kensington, London, to the vastly more experienced Jewish boxer Jack Kid Berg when his seconds threw in the towel at the end of the tenth of a scheduled fifteen round bout. Mizzler was said to have "received a ceaseless drubbing from Berg's busy fists", with Berg using both hands against the face of his younger opponent. Berg pulled ahead decisively after the first two rounds. Mizzler's defense was good, he fought well at long range as was the English custom with a studied punch ready when needed, but he was no match against the relentless two handed attack of Berg who showed greater speed and dominated the infighting, throwing a vicious left to the jaw in the third that put Mizler to the ropes.
Mizler could not defend Berg's left hooks to the jaw, had to retire by the end of the tenth. On 2 October 1935, he fought one of his most exciting bouts, a dramatic come from behind knock out in the eight round against Gustave Hummery of France. Mizler was down four times for a count of nine, once for a count of eight when he was saved by the bell. Staying on his feet, when a left-right combination to Hummery's jaw put him down in the eighth, Hummery's handlers threw in the towel to end what would be remembered as a grueling bout for both combatants. Mizler first took the BBofC Southern Area lightweight title against Norman Snow in a fifteen-round points decision at Northampton on 2 December 1935. On 19 October 1936, Mizzler attempted to take the British lightweight championship for a second time against Jimmy Walsh, but lost in a fifteen-round decision in Kensington, it would be his last championship bout, but not his last fight, as he would continue boxing til 1944. He lost a ten-round decision to NBA featherweight champion Petey Sarron on 15 April 1937, in Harrington, England.
On 15 November 1937, Mizzler defeated American lightweight contender Al Roth in a ten-round points decision in Kensington. Roth broke two bones in his right hand and was told by the ringside physician to take a two-month break from competition. In a return bout with American featherweight champion Sarron five months in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sarron was disqualified for a low blow in the first round, it was the first and only time, Mizler would fight outside the United Kingdom. The bout, was not for the title, as both boxers were over the 125 pound featherweight weight limit. In WWII, Mizler was called to serve in the British Royal Air Force in 1940 and served for the duration of the war; as physical training instructor, he devoted his abilities to teaching thousands of airmen the rudiments of boxing until he had to leave the Air Force due to stomach ailments. After the war he made a good living as an entrepreneur in the garment center, he died in Wandsworth, Greater London, England, in March 1990.
Operation Imposing Law known as Operation Law and Order, Operation Fardh al-Qanoon or Baghdad Security Plan, was a joint Coalition-Iraqi security plan conducted throughout Baghdad. Under the Surge plan developed in late 2006, Baghdad was to be divided into nine zones, with Iraqi and American soldiers working side-by-side to clear each sector of Shiite militias and Sunni insurgents and establish Joint Security Stations so that reconstruction programs could begin in safety; the U. S. military commander in Iraq, David Petraeus, went so far as to say Iraq would be "doomed" if this plan failed. Numerous members of Congress stated the plan was a critical period for the U. S. presence in Iraq. In mid-October 2006, al-Qaeda announced the creation of Islamic state of Iraq, replacing the Mujahideen Shura Council and its al-Qaeda in Iraq. On 10 February 2007, General David Petraeus replaced General Casey as the commander of Multi National Force-Iraq and Admiral William Fallon replaced General Abizaid as CENTCOM Commander on 16 March 2007.
The operation was led by a veteran of the Iran-Iraq and Gulf wars. General Qanbar was a compromise choice because General Mohan al-Furayji, the first choice of the Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, to head the operation, was rejected by the U. S. Army. On the first day of the operation new checkpoints were erected and increased vehicle inspections and foot patrols were reported in some neighborhoods; the operation was billed as a major neighborhood-to-neighborhood sweep to quell sectarian violence in the city of 6 million. In conducting the Baghdad Security Plan, coalition forces "erected security walls around public gathering spots like markets, rounded up weapons caches, detained suspected Sunni insurgents and Shiite death squads" and set up "'joint security sites' and smaller'combat outposts'." In a 16 February 2007, press conference, United States Major General Joseph Fil described the operational design of the Baghdad Security Plan as follows: "This new plan involves three basic parts: clear and retain.
The first objective within each of the security districts in the Iraqi capital is to clear out extremist elements neighborhood by neighborhood in an effort to protect the population. And after an area is cleared, we're moving to. Together with our Iraqi counterparts, we’ll maintain a full-time presence on the streets, we’ll do this by building and maintaining joint security stations throughout the city; this effort to re-establish the joint security stations is well under way. The number of stations in each district will be determined by the commanders on the ground who control that area. An area moves into the retain phase when the Iraqi security forces are responsible for the day-to-day security mission. At this point, coalition forces begin to move out of the neighborhood and into locations where they can respond to requests for assistance as needed. During these three phrases, efforts will be ongoing to stimulate local economies by creating employment opportunities, initiating reconstruction projects and improving the infrastructure.
These efforts will be spearheaded by neighborhood advisory councils, district advisory councils and the government of Iraq." The nine Baghdad security districts corresponded to Baghdad administrative districts and were named as follows: Adhamiyah, Karadah, Mansour, Sadr City, Al Rashid and Tisa Nissan. The Joint Security Sites were occupied by both Provincial Police. In some cases, Combat Outposts were enlarged to become JSS. On 12 April 2007, MG William Caldwell IV announced that fifty-four of the 75 outposts and stations were operating in the capital, the number could rise to 102. JSS were set up in the following neighborhoods: Sadr City Zafaraniyah JSS Hurriyah JSS Ghazaliya JSS—completed March 2007 Khansa JSS—completed August 2007 Mansour district Joint Security Station Mansour in the Jamia neighborhood of the Mansour district Karkh Muthana JSS JSS Torch. Mushada JSS Yusufiyah JSS JSS "Arvanitis-Sigua" in Bayji 130 miles north of Baghdad, being completed May 2007. On the second day of the operation U.
S. and Iraqi forces pushed deeper into Sunni militant strongholds in Baghdad the Doura district in the south, where car-bombs were set off in their advance. In two incidents, car-bombs blew up as U. S. and Iraqi patrols passed and there were at least four civilian casualties. The operation began with little resistance, was hailed by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki as a "brilliant success." There was a steep decline in violence during the first few days, but American generals were more cautious about making judgments on its success early on, stating that the results will be seen over the course of months. On 17 February, Iraqi Army spokesman Qasim al-Musawi announced that attacks and killings in Baghdad had declined by 80%, he added that the Baghdad morgue received 40-50 bodies per day but had received only 20 in the past 48 hours. On 18 February, car bombings in a crowded market killed 63, the first major bombing since the security plan went in place; the insurgent counterattack continued the next day as bombs continued to go off in Baghdad and a U.
S. post was destroyed by a bombing which killed two troops and wounded 29. On 24 February, the Iraqi Prime Minister stated that 400 militants were killed in the operation, contradictory to the statement given two days before by a senior Iraqi Brigadier, General Qassim Atta al-Mussawi, who sa
Howard Ryshpan is a Canadian anglophone screen and voice character actor, in radio, film and theater. In June 1951, Howard received his study certificate from Bishop's College School at Lennoxville, Québec. Howard Ryshpan has been living in semi-retirement since 2009 on a farm in the municipality of Bristol, Quebec in the Pontiac region of Quebec, in Canada. Howard Ryshpan was an actor in Shakespeare's play The Tempes presented in February 1949 by the Player's Club production team at Bishop's College School, where he was a student. Howard played the role of Russian ballet teacher in the comic play You can't take it with you at the B. C. S. Players' Club on February 6 and 7, 1950; the screenplay focuses on a Sycamore family from New York who believes in the philosophy of living now rather than trying to make a lot of money, because you can't win with you. For the 1950-51 school year at BCS, Howard personalized in a room the role of a bishop, with excellent synchronization, good gestures and demonstrating good control.
On December 1, 1950, Howard Ryshpan was a participant in the Philip King's farce, See How They Run humor contest at Bishop's College School. This contest was organized by the Player's Club under the direction of Lewis Evans and directed by the school principal Ronald Owen. Howard Ryshpan played as an actor in the professional troop Canadian Players at the Gesù theater in Montreal, in particular: until July 18, 1953, in the play French Without Tears written by Terence Rattigan; this is the story of a bunch of boys who are preparing for diplomacy while learning French, who are troubled by the appearance of a young woman. In a classic crossover on stage, the actors Victor Knight, Ion Dobbie and Howard Ryshpan fight to conquer the heart of the young woman personified by Jeannine Beaubien. Howard was one of the performers in the play A Sleep Of Prisoners by Christopher Fry presented on March 3, 1954 in the Van Horne auditorium by the Everyman Players at the Festival Dramatique de l'Ouest du Québec.
The competition judge noted that the production of the Everyman Players was of high quality and that the four performers had adequately established the atmosphere for Fry's drama, which takes place in a church transformed into a prison camp. In January 1956, Howard Ryshpan played at the Y. M. H. A. in the play Ring round the moon by taking on the double role of Hugo, dry heart and spoiled child and his sensitive twin brother Frédéric, flexibly passing to both characters. Howard Ryshpan played in a troop of 20 English-speaking comedians from March 14 to 24, 1956, in the play The Trial presented at Gesù by Théâtre du Nouveau Monde. Howard Ryshpan played in various plays at the Montreal International Theater in the La Poudrière building, in Old Port of Montreal, including: the main role of David, in the play Write me a murder, written by Frederick Knott, played, from July 22, 1963, he was teacher in the theater department at Dawson College in Montreal from 1982 To 2002. This department presented annually to the public theatrical plays in English, at the Dome Theater, at 3990 Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal until 1994.
These plays in English were directed by Howard Ryshpan, in particular: February 23 to 26, 1984, We can't pay? Won't pay, from Dario Fo. One of his first roles on the screen is that of doctor in the Canadian production Blood Relatives, a film Franco-Canadian policeman directed by Claude Chabrol, released in 1978; the scenario consists of a young girl who takes refuge one evening in a police station in Montreal covered with blood and tells a confused family story. In cinema, Howard Ryshpan was notably an actor in the role of Dr. Dan Keloid in the horror film, entitled Rabid, with the actors Marilyn Chambers, Joe Silver, Patricia Cage and Susan Roman, published in early 1977 · · ·. Filmed in Montreal in 1977, the film Rage reports on the epidemic of rage triggered by a young woman's motorcycle accident. By patching up the injured victim, a cosmetic surgeon delves into the treatments; the horror of the film translates into scenes of death. Audio comments and an interview with the director of the film David Cronenberg are presented in addition to the film.
In 1983, Howard Ryshpan took on the role of Doctor Katz in the film "Happiness Used" directed by Claude Fournier. The scenario takes place in the 1940s. Coming from a poor family, Florentine is looking for love, she meets two suitable men: a nice soldier from a good and wealthy family, an ingenious but self-absorbed engineer. Florentine must choose between following her heart or her reason... Howard Ryshpan was a key actor in the film In the Service of Freedom whose screenplay was written by Li
List of Guggenheim Fellowships awarded in 2003. Gerard Aching, Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese and Director of Graduate Studies, New York University: Black socialist thought and literature in the Caribbean, 1925-1945. Diane Ackerman, Ithaca, New York: A poetics of the brain. John A. Agnew, Professor of Geography, University of California, Los Angeles: Europe's margins, national territories, modern statehood. Catherine L. Albanese, Professor of Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara: A cultural history of American metaphysical religion. Emily Apter, Professor of French and Comparative Literature, New York University: The political and cultural significance of translation. Judith F. Baca, Venice, California. Zainab Bahrani, Edith Porada Associate Professor of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University: The body and violence in Assyrian art. John Balaban, Professor of English and Poet-in-Residence, North Carolina State University: A translation of Nguyen Du's The Tale of Kieu.
Patricia Barber and Musician, Chicago: Music composition. Eric Montague Beekman, Professor of Germanic Languages, University of Massachusetts Amherst: An edition of the Ambonese Herbal of Rumphius. Charles Beitz, Professor of Politics, Princeton University: A political theory of human rights. Zoe Beloff, Video Artist, New York City. Roland Benabou, Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University: Behavioral political economy. Carl M. Bender, Professor of Physics, Washington University, St. Louis: A new approach to quantum field theory. Maxine Berg, Professor of History, University of Warwick, England: Global origins of British consumer goods in the 18th century. Ira Berlin, Distinguished University Professor of History, University of Maryland, College Park: Movement and place in African-American life, 1650-2000. April Bernard, New Haven, Connecticut. David A. Bradt, Member of the Faculty, Center for International Emergency, Disaster & Refugee Studies, The Johns Hopkins University.
Joann Brennan, Centennial, Colorado. Martin Bresnick, New Haven, Connecticut. Robert H. Brinkmeyer, Jr. Professor of English, University of Arkansas: European totalitarianism and the white Southern imagination, 1930-1950. Anthony Brown, Berkeley, California: Music composition. Peter Cameron, New York City. Jim Campbell, San Francisco. Ann Carlson, New York City: Choreography. Mary Ellen Carroll, New York City: Visual art. Laura L. Carstensen, Professor of Psychology, Stanford University: Extended life expectancy in the 21st century. Nicole Cattell, Film Maker, New York City. Siu-Wai Chan, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Columbia University: New methods of preparing grain-boundary junctions of high temperature superconductors. Jeffrey A. Cina, Professor of Chemistry and Member, Oregon Center for Optics, University of Oregon: Studies in ultrafast electronic energy transfer. Robert Cohen, Middlebury, Vermont. Tom Conley, Professor of Romance Languages, Harvard University: Topography and literature in Renaissance France.
Matthew Connelly, Associate Professor of History, Columbia University: A global history of population control. Ted Conover, Bronx, New York: A book about roads. Perry R. Cook, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Music, Princeton University: Technology and vocal expression. Fred Cray, Brooklyn, New York: Photography. Eve D'Ambra, Associate Professor of Art, Vassar College: Beauty and the Roman imperial portrait. Arnold I. Davidson, Professor of Philosophy and Comparative Literature, University of Chicago: Spiritual exercises in philosophy. Michel C. Delfour, Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, Center of Mathematics Research, University of Montreal: Intrinsic theory of thin and asymptotic shells. Devin DeWeese, Associate Professor of Central Eurasian Studies and Director, Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies, Indiana University Bloomington: A history of the Yasavi Sufi tradition of Central Asia. Steve DiBenedetto, New York City. Francis X. Diebold, William Polk Carey Professor of Economics, University of Pennsylvania: Financial asset returns and underlying economic fundamentals.
Heather Dubrow, Tighe-Evans Professor and John Bascom Professor of English, University of Wisconsin–Madison: The lyric in early modern England. Paul N. Edwards, Associate Professor of History and Politics of Technology and Director, Technology & Society Program, University of Michigan: The technopolitics of information infrastructure in South Africa. Martin B. Einhorn, Professor of Physics, University of Michigan: Quantum field theory in curv