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Release Date:
5 August 1987 (USA) See more »
It's a tough job but somebody's got to do it! See more »
Two cops have to observe a woman. One of them falls in love with her. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
2 wins See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Richard Dreyfuss ... Chris Lecce

Emilio Estevez ... Bill Reimers

Madeleine Stowe ... Maria McGuire

Aidan Quinn ... Richard 'Stick' Montgomery

Dan Lauria ... Phil Coldshank

Forest Whitaker ... Jack Pismo

Ian Tracey ... Caylor Reese

Earl Billings ... Captain Giles
Jackson Davies ... FBI Agent Lusk
J.J. Makaro ... B.C.
Scott Andersen ... Reynaldo McGuire

Tony Pantages ... Tony Harmon
Beatrice Boepple ... Carol Reimers
Kyle Wodia ... Jeffrey Reimers (as Kyle Woida)
Jan Speck ... Kelly McDonald
Kim Kondrashoff ... Billy Steeks

Gary Hetherington ... Prison Doctor (as Gary Heatherington)
Don MacKay ... Prison Officer (as Don Mackay)

Don S. Davis ... Prison Gate Guard
Roger Dean ... Prison First Guard
David Brass ... Cafe Waiter

Elizabeth Bracco ... Bar Waitress
Denalda Williams ... Farol Bernie (as Denny Williams)
Norma Matheson ... 1st Paramedic

Blu Mankuma ... 2nd Paramedic

Lossen Chambers ... Supermarket Cashier
Lloyd Berry ... Gas Station Attendant
Winston ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chris J. Clayton ... Pool Player (uncredited)
Robert Prowse ... Corvette Driver (uncredited)

Directed by
John Badham 
Writing credits
Jim Kouf (written by)

Produced by
John Badham .... executive producer
Gregg Champion .... supervising producer
Dana Satler Hankins .... associate producer (as Dana Satler)
Jim Kouf .... producer
Cathleen Summers .... producer
Original Music by
Arthur B. Rubinstein 
Cinematography by
John Seale (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Michael Ripps 
Tom Rolf 
Casting by
Jane Feinberg 
Mike Fenton 
Sid Kozak  (as Sidney Kozak)
Judy Taylor 
Production Design by
Philip Harrison 
Art Direction by
Richard Hudolin 
Set Decoration by
Rose Marie McSherry 
Costume Design by
Mary E. Vogt  (as Mary Vogt)
Makeup Department
Sandy Cooper .... makeup artist
Sherry Linder-Gygli .... hair stylist (as Sherry Linder)
Production Management
Fitch Cady .... production manager
Jayne Armstrong .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
David Hoberman .... executive in charge of production: Walt Disney Studios (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gregg Champion .... second unit director
Richard Cowan .... third assistant director
Rob Cowan .... first assistant director
Peter Dashkewytch .... second assistant director (as Peter Daskewytch)
Susan Patterson .... dgc trainee
David W. Rose .... first assistant director: second unit
Malcolm 'Mac' Williams .... second assistant director: second unit
Art Department
Lesley Beale .... assistant set decorator
Kenneth H. Hawryliw .... assistant property master
Neil McLeod .... assistant property master
Michael Ritter .... assistant art director
Grant Swain .... property master
David Willson .... construction coordinator
John G. Anderson .... construction buyer (uncredited)
Bob Bottieri .... head painter (uncredited)
La Vonne Girard .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Richard Adams .... sound editor (as Dick Adams)
Wayne Artman .... re-recording mixer
Tom Beckert .... re-recording mixer
Scott Boyd .... assistant sound editor
Milton C. Burrow .... supervising sound editor
Neil Burrow .... sound editor
Scott Burrow .... sound editor
Graham Crowell .... boom operator
Tom E. Dahl .... re-recording mixer
Gordon Davidson .... sound editor
William R. Easystone .... sound re-recordist
Ellen Heuer .... foley artist
Jeff Jones .... assistant sound editor
Kelly L. Manger .... assistant sound editor
William L. Manger .... supervising sound editor
Greg Orloff .... foley re-recordist
Richard Oswald .... sound editor (as Richard L. Oswald)
John Roesch .... foley artist
Chester Slomka .... sound editor
Larry Sutton .... sound mixer
Carolyn Tapp .... foley recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Rory Cutler .... special effects crew
Corbin Fox .... special effects crew (as Corbin H. Fox)
Don Leask .... special effects crew (as Don B. Leask)
Lars Lenander .... special effects crew
Dean Lockwood .... special effects crew
John Thomas .... special effects coordinator
Mike Vézina .... special effects crew (as Mike Vezina)
Bill Devine .... stunts
Jim Dunn .... stunts
Bill Ferguson .... stunts
Tom Glass .... stunts
Stacey Goodman .... stunts
Peter Gray .... stunts
Alex Green .... stunts
Dick Hancock .... stunts
David Jacox .... stunts (as David Jacox Jr.)
Michael Steve Jones .... stunts
George Josef .... stunts
Ken Kirzinger .... stunts
Jennifer Koenig .... stunts
Conrad E. Palmisano .... stunt coordinator: L.A. (as Conrad Palmisano)
Pierre Claude Philoctete .... stunts
Jacob Rupp .... stunt coordinator: Vancouver
John Scott .... stunts
Rick Seaman .... stunts
Bill Stewart .... stunts
Dawn Stofer-Rupp .... stunts
Betty Thomas Quee .... stunts (as Betty Thomas)
John Wardlow .... stunts
Keith Wardlow .... stunts
Greg Wilson .... stunts
Brent Woolsey .... stunts
Michael Langlois .... stunts (uncredited)
Jacob Rupp .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Akester .... still photographer
Cyrus Block .... camera operator
John Clothier .... Steadicam operator
Theo Eglseder .... first assistant cameraman: second unit
Les Erskine .... gaffer
Douglas R. Field .... first assistant cameraman: second unit
Glen Forrieter .... best boy grip
Dave Gordon .... key grip
James Head .... second assistant cameraman
Stephen Jackson .... best boy (as Steve Jackson)
John McCallum .... first assistant cameraman (as Sandy McCallum)
Peter McLennan .... director of photography: second unit
Klaus Melchior .... video assist operator
Douglas Pruss .... second assistant cameraman: second unit (as Doug Pruss)
Al White .... dolly grip
Paul Guenette .... camera trainee (uncredited)
Casting Department
Jim Jasterzebski .... assistant casting
Gina Power .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Wendy Foster .... set costumer
Kevin Knight .... assistant costumer
Danise Lee .... assistant costumer
Stephanie Nolin .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Donn Aron .... first assistant editor: Los Angeles
Jean Caperonis .... first assistant editor: Los Angeles
Sandra Davis .... first assistant editor: Los Angeles (as Sandra J. Davis)
Bruce Giesbrecht .... first assistant editor: Vancouver
Steve Roberts .... first assistant editor: Vancouver
Michael Smith .... first assistant editor: Vancouver
Location Management
Tracey Jeffrey .... location manager
Music Department
Brian Banks .... synthesizer performer
Brian Banks .... synthesizer programmer
Mark Curry .... music score mixer
Robert Fernandez .... music score mixer (as Bobby Hernandez)
Christopher Flick .... assistant music editor (as Chris Flick)
Mark Hoder .... orchestrator (as Mark J. Hoder)
Franklin Jones Jr. .... music score mixer (as Frank Jones)
Anthony Marinelli .... synthesizer performer
Anthony Marinelli .... synthesizer programmer
Abby Treloggen .... music editor
Transportation Department
George A. Grieve .... transportation coordinator (as George Grieve)
Lawrence Albright .... driver: cast (uncredited)
Other crew
Marie Butler .... assistant: Mr. Kouf
Michael Cates .... production assistant (as Mike Cates)
Cisco .... picture mascot
Debbie Coe .... animal handler (as Debra J. Coe)
Lukia Czernin .... production assistant
Lara Fox .... script supervisor
Seth Gechter .... production assistant
Penelope Gottlieb .... title designer
Carrie Hauman .... assistant: Mr. Champion
George Morrison .... technical advisor (as Commander George Morrison - L.A.P.D.)
Brigitte Prochaska .... unit publicist (as Brigitte D. Prochaska)
Jeri Simon .... assistant: Mr. Badham
Mandy Spencer-Phillips .... production coordinator (as Amanda Spencer-Phillips)
Karen Stewart .... production coordinator (as Karen A. Stewart)
Allen E. Taylor .... production accountant
David Tweet .... production assistant
Jim Filippone .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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117 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Dolby (35 mm prints)
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Canada:14A | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 (original rating) | Finland:K-15 (re-rating) | Iceland:12 | Norway:15 | Portugal:M/12 | South Korea:18 (VHS/DVD rating) | South Korea:15 (theatrical rating) (1987) | Sweden:15 (cut) | UK:15 | USA:R (NO. 28573) | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

The screenplay for the movie won the Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture awarded to Jim Kouf at the Edgar Allan Poe Awards in 1988.See more »
Continuity: During the scene where the police chase the bad guys where they're shooting at each other; one of the police officer fires and hits the bad guy's car rear tail light. But in the next scene as the car zooms by both tail lights are perfectly intact. And then in the later scenes the tail light's smashed again.See more »
Richard "Stick" Montgomery:Isn't love great, Chris? One minute you're a god, the next minute you're a scum-suckin' pig.See more »
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Surpsisingly entertaining, 15 September 2009
Author: aalataur-2 from Finland

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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