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Partners (1982)

R  |   |  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

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
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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 and the funniest cops in America. See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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R | See all certifications »
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30 April 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Algo más que colegas  »

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Debut produced screenplay for an American movie written by French writer-director Francis Veber. This is the first movie where Veber actually wrote an original screenplay that was produced by Hollywood as against perhaps other writer(s) adapting one of his French written/directed films in an English language remake. 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 The Celluloid Closet (1995) See more »

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Call Me
Lyrics by Deborah Harry and music by Giorgio Moroder
Performed by Blondie
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pink partners
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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