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Off Beat (1986)

Joe Gower's job is skating through library shelves, fetching books. A police officer and friend of his is chosen to participate in a charity dance performance. Gower agrees to take his ... See full summary »

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Joe Gower
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Rachel Wareham
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Abe Washington
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Pete Peterson
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August
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Mary Ellen Gruenwald
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Neil Pepper
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Harry
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Mrs. Wareham
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Mr. Wareham
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The Commissioner
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Mickey
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Leon
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Gun Shop Salesman
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Norman
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Joe Gower's job is skating through library shelves, fetching books. A police officer and friend of his is chosen to participate in a charity dance performance. Gower agrees to take his place in the show by posing as a police officer. He falls for a female officer in the show, and gets into various scrapes with fellow cops and also crooks, and he dances. Written by Melissa Portell <mportell@s-cwis.unomaha.edu>

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11 April 1986 (USA)  »

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Policía por error  »

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$2,011,192, 13 April 1986

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$4,842,778
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First produced screenplay for a cinema movie by Mark Medoff since When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? (1979). See more »

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Referenced in Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987) See more »

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Down On the Corner
By John Fogerty
Performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
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Interesting cast in dull comedy .........................
18 January 2012 | by See all my reviews

Meek librarian (Judge Reinhold) assumes the identity of his pal (Clevant Derricks) who happens to be a police officer. The charade leads to some very mild comedy. With such a fine cast, this should have been a far better film. Unfortunately the talent of Joe Mantegna, John Turturro, Meg Tilly, Harvey Keitel, Mike Starr, Fred Gwynne, and Anthony Zerbe is badly wasted. Reinhold sandwiched between Mantegna and Tilly in the front seat of a speeding police car, while they calmly discuss their failed relationship, is the best scene. Fred Gwynne in a small part as the mayor is great, but that's about it. How could such an interesting cast wind up in such a dull comedy? - MERK


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