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Partners (1982)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  30 April 1982 (USA)
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A straight police detective is unnerved when ordered to go undercover with a gay police clerk, as a couple, to solve a series of murders in the gay community.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sgt. Benson
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Kerwin
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Chief Wilkins
Robyn Douglass ...
Jill
Jay Robinson ...
Halderstam
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Clara
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Walter
Michael McGuire ...
Monroe
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Douglas
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Edward K. Petersen
Jennifer Ashley ...
Secretary
Darrell Larson ...
Al
Tony March ...
Aide #2
Seamon Glass ...
Gillis
Steven Reisch ...
Counter Boy
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Storyline

Benson is a police detective. After a series of murders in the Gay community he is ordered to go undercover with a gay police clerk named Kerwin as his partner. In order to be noticed they have to be flamboyant enough to attract attention which Benson finds rather disturbing. Can an uptight heterosexual and a mousey homosexual form a meaningful relationship? Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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The oddest team on the squad and the funniest cops in America. See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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30 April 1982 (USA)  »

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Algo más que colegas  »

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In 1990, actor Ryan O'Neal was nominated for the Golden Raspberry Award as Worst Actor of the 1980s Decade for this movie and So Fine (1981), Fever Pitch (1985) and Tough Guys Don't Dance (1987) but lost to Sylvester Stallone for various movies. Partners (1982) was not nominated for any individual Razzies for the 1982 awards year when the picture was first released. See more »

Goofs

During quick close-up of newspaper when female photographer reads story headlined MALE MODEL SLAIN, the article has nothing to do with murder and is just a jumble of meaningless sentences. See more »

Quotes

Kerwin: Have you got anything you can change into?
Benson: Why?
Kerwin: So you look sexy! Well, I mean, you're all we've got!
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Call Me
Lyrics by Deborah Harry and music by Giorgio Moroder
Performed by Blondie
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A cop's life can be pretty 'gay' sometimes!
6 January 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

John Hurt and Ryan O'Neill as a very odd couple. Kerwin (Hurt) and Benson (O 'Neill) both cops are determined to solve a case together. So far nothing unusual... The problem is the victim is a homosexual living in a gay community and Benson and Kerwin have to investigate undercover. So all they have to do is pretend to be a happy gay couple. For Kerwin not too bad. He is gay. But for Benson... He is as straight as straight gets...

Actual the story of the movie is not the deepest. What made the movie funny for me was the problems Benson had pretending to be a gay man and the development of their "relationship" And really it has some nice gags.


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