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Partners (1982)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 30 April 1982 (USA)
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

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
Denise Galik ...
Clara
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Walter
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Monroe
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Douglas
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Edward K. Petersen
Jennifer Ashley ...
Secretary
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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 See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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30 April 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Algo más que colegas  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was part of a breakthrough cycle of mainstream Hollywood studio movies featuring gay partnerships and drag characters. Others included Making Love (1982), Cruising (1980), Victor Victoria (1982), Tootsie (1982) and Personal Best (1982). 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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Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Stinkers of 1982 (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Get It Up For Love
Written by Ned Doheny (as N. Doheny)
Performed by Tata Vega
Courtesy of Motown Record Corporation
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this is a comedy
2 February 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Yes that is right- this movie was released as a comedy not a document on gaylife in the 1980's or whatever- I really get tired of all the reviewers who have to read social relevance into every movie about gays that was ever made. 40 or so years ago there were no gay movies - so at least in 1982 we had gays on the screen. This all being said I would not call this a great movie- it is amusing - mostly from the stereotypical gays and gay-jokes that make up the substance of the movie- I rated it a 4 on the scale- I laughed- I spent a pleasant hour or so watching it on video. Nothing earth-shattering but also nothing all that derogatory- it doesn't deserve all the ranting that I have read about it over the years.


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