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
It's a tough job but somebody's got to do it!
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Did You Know?
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
When the FBI agent is briefing the cops about the stakeout, he says, "We have secured an apartment across the street." When the cops first show up for the stakeout the place they go into is a house not an apartment. There are no apartments in the area when there is a chase scene later in the movie. See more
[on the phone with Bill while at Maria's place
I'll be about half an hour.
Where are my donuts you prick?
Why Do You Run
Written by Graham Ward
Performed by The Ward Brothers
Courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd. / A & M Records Inc. See more