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 overview, first billed only:
Sgt. Benson
Chief Wilkins
Robyn Douglass ...
Jay Robinson ...
Edward K. Petersen
Jennifer Ashley ...
Tony March ...
Aide #2
Seamon Glass ...
Steven Reisch ...
Counter Boy


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 <>

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Benson is a cop who wants to clean up the streets...His partner just wants to redecorate. See more »


Comedy | Crime


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Release Date:

30 April 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Algo más que colegas  »

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Did You Know?


The film's director James Burrows later directed episodes in two seasons of the unrelated TV comedy series about architect Partners which both had the same "Partners" title. This included ten episodes of the 1995-1996 TV series Partners (1995) and nine episodes of the 2012-2013 TV series Partners (2012). See more »


Pull-down blinds in the photographer's darkroom aren't anywhere close to being able to shut out the light that would ruin film she was developing. See more »


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 Debbie Harry and music by Giorgio Moroder
Performed by Blondie
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touching and fun
18 July 2003 | by (Europe) – See all my reviews

I think "Partners" is an absolutely sweet movie, well balanced with a great John Hurt and the ending is really, really touching *tissues* ^_~ (and for the record, no I'm not a gay man, I'm a het gurl ^^)

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