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Partners (1982)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  30 April 1982 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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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Benson is a cop who wants to clean up the streets...His partner just wants to redecorate. 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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Movie poster artwork for this film parodied the cop movie genre's guns and weapons by replacing them with hair-dryers. See more »

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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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One watches in a state of numb shock...
25 January 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Here's a gay-themed action-comedy that even the gay community has thankfully forgotten, an appalling, tangled mess involving two male Los Angeles police detectives (one straight, one gay) posing as lovers in order to track down a killer of homosexuals. You have to commend Ryan O'Neal, he gives this one-joke affair his best shot; but poor John Hurt (the most sullen gay character ever!) sluggishly performs as if against his will. The plot is promising--it might've been a sharp satire of "Cruising" had the handling been a bit more nimble. But "Partners" has the patched-together feel of too many different hands, and the laziness of the writing and directing sinks the idea almost completely. Sniggering jokes, embarrassing and half-hearted sentiment, and a plea for the understanding of the gay minority turns this tale into one swishy stew. *1/2 from ****


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