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Phil Coldshank
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Jack Pismo
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Caylor Reese
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Captain Giles
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FBI Agent Lusk
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B.C.
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Reynaldo McGuire
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Tony Harmon
Beatrice Boepple ...
Carol Reimers
Kyle Wodia ...
Jeffrey Reimers (as Kyle Woida)
Jan Speck ...
Kelly McDonald
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The film opens with a daring escape of a convict imprisoned for killing an FBI agent, then moves on to two Seattle detectives chasing a suspect who gets away, destroying a forklift in the process, these two detectives are reassigned to a stakeout, watching the girlfriend of the escaped federal prisoner. One falls in love with her, the escaped convict eventually catches up to her, with them actually, and in the midst of their getaway, the escaped convict learns that his woman's man is a cop, but the two detectives kill him, saving the day. Written by davcalla777

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5 August 1987 (USA)  »

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Dos policías al acecho  »

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$65,673,233 (USA)
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Trivia

One of two 1987 produced screenplays of screenwriter Jim Kouf first released in that year. The other film script was for the picture The Hidden (1987). See more »

Goofs

When the cops on stakeout across the street see the man in the pink hat running from Maria's house, Pismo calls in a description of a man about 5'10". Richard Dreyfuss is all of 5 foot 5 inches tall and wouldn't come anywhere near 5'10" even with a hat. See more »

Quotes

Richard "Stick" Montgomery: Isn't love great, Chris? One minute you're a god, the next minute you're a scum-suckin' pig.
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Referenced in Spin City: Internal Affairs (1999) See more »

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This Night Was Made (For One Thing Only)
Written by Arthur B. Rubinstein & Douglas Brayfield
Performed by Randy Crawford
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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Surpsisingly entertaining
15 September 2009 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

Good stuff from the 80's. A cop buddy movie, with a little romance, a little action and a lot of comedy. The comedy part works out pretty well. The soundtrack is, well, very 80's.. but very good also. Serious scenes depicting the bad guys are pretty realistic and the movie has surprisingly dark tones in these parts. Only thing I don't like about in this movie, is that Richard Dreyfuss was 40 when he made this, gray hair and not that much of it, he doesn't have the looks of Connery, and he gets this hot young girl. Of course he is nice and funny and all that, but I found it to be a bit of a far stretch. Also the main characters have both a funny mustache which makes Dreyfuss look even older.


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