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Collision Course (1989)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Investigator Fujitsuka Natsuo
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Detective Tony Costas
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Philip Madras
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Scully
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John Hancock ...
Lieutenant Ryerson
Al Waxman ...
Dingman
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Derek Jarryd
Danny Kamekona ...
Oshima
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Kitao
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Kosnic
Jack Poggi ...
Mac
Hamadi Izzard ...
Tenement Kid
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Tenement Man
Kevin Hagan ...
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Storyline

Tony Costas, a brash, obnoxious, sexist and racist Detroit cop who has long since stopped following the rules, gets told that he will have to work with Inspector Fuji, a straightlaced policeman from Japan. Fuji is in Detroit searching for a Japanese engineer who has gone to America with plans for a top secret car part. The pair naturally fail to get along at first, but as the investigation continues, they almost begin to come close to tolerating each other's presence. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The only thing stopping these two cops from solving the crime of the century... is each other. See more »


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Release Date:

27 April 1989 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Detroit City - Ein irrer Job  »

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Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was filmed in 1986, but was not released until 1989. See more »

Goofs

Scully goes from not having a criminal record, and his own address being a P.O. Box, to having a rather long rap sheet, and his address changed to a house address. See more »

Quotes

[Costas and Natsuo have broken into a suspect's house and set off the burglar alarm]
Investigator Fujitsuka Natsuo: Isn't someone going to hear that and call the police?
Detective Tony Costas: No, you see in this neighborhood they don't call the police, they just yell "Turn that shit off".
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Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.2 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

ELECTRO-CUTIE (SHOCK IT TO ME)
Written and Produced by Bootsy Collins and Bill Laswell
Performed by Bootsy Collins
Courtesy of CBS Records
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If you're from Detroit
3 May 2005 | by (In the back of the room) – See all my reviews

The movie is worth watching if you're from Detroit or are familiar with the area, as a lot of the city's highlights are featured as scenery. It's also decent if you just have to watch Jay Leno as an actor. But there's a reason he's a show host. Pat Morita never seems confident in his role as the visiting cop. It's a little comical at first, especially if one is only familiar with his roles in the Karate Kid movies and Happy Days. Jay Leno seems overly smug as the guy who's smarter than his superiors and they resent him for it. He must have had a lot of fun driving the cars he got to in the movie. Maybe they were his own, as he is a huge auto enthusiast. It's a very clichéd cop movie that's been done dozens of times. But, no movie captures Detroit better.


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