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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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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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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 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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15 December 2005 | by (Rotterdam, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie years ago and thought it was a refreshing movie. First of all it got a gay man in it, who doesn't get aids for one time. Although the film uses quite some stereotypic situations used a lot for gays in movies, the film stays respectful towards gay people . Gay myself I could really enjoy this movie about two cops, one straight and one gay. The gay one ( Hurt)has an administration function at the police post and is not at all thrilled to be picked to work together on a gay murder case .Especially not with the other cop ( O'Neal),who on his turn is certainly not thrilled at all to be forced to work with a GAY man. They need to infiltrate into the gay-society and live as a gay couple.Towards the end of the film, both cops are getting to know each other better and gain respect from the other. Eventually they solve the murder case too....Although the film looks obviously dated ,it still is very enjoyable and funny .Even your children could watch it and learn something about prejustice too....


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