Best and Worst Movies Shot in Miami Beach, From Scarface to Sly Stallone's The Specialist

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And the worst movies made on Miami Beach...

Step Up Revolution (2012)
Every once in a while, a movie so captures the soul of a place that it is forever inextricably linked with that location in the minds of millions. This is not one of those movies. Instead, Step Up Revolution is a mash-up of pop-culture phenomenons like break dancing or flash mobs and Miami stereotypes. The result is hyper-vibrant nonsense that purports to say something about how gentrification and development are ruining Miami Beach, but instead is really a two hour trailer for tits and ass.

2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
Compared to this movie, Step Up Revolution deserves an Oscar. 2 Fast 2 Furious is pure car porn, just like its predecessor. Filmed in Miami and Miami Beach.

The Specialist (1994)
Sylvester Stallone is a Miami Beach-based bomb-maker with a heart of gold. What could go wrong? Um... everything. Despite making nearly $200 million at box offices worldwide, The Specialist is especially sh*tty.

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Michael E. Miller was a staff writer at Miami New Times for five years. His work for New Times won many national awards, including back-to-back-to-back Sigma Delta Chi medallions. He now covers local enterprise for the Washington Post.