Collision Course (1989)

PG  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  27 April 1989 (West Germany)
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A Japanese investigator (Morita) and a Detroit cop (Leno) team up to track down a stolen prototype turbocharger.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Investigator Fujitsuka Natsuo
Detective Tony Costas
Philip Madras
John Hancock ...
Lieutenant Ryerson
Al Waxman ...
Derek Jarryd
Danny Kamekona ...
Jack Poggi ...
Hamadi Izzard ...
Tenement Kid
Tenement Man
Kevin Hagan ...
Cop, Junkyard


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 <>

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Release Date:

27 April 1989 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Batendo De Frente  »

Box Office


$13,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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According to Tom Noonan, Bob Clark, the original director, hired him to help rewrite the script. Many of Noonan's rewrites were discarded when Clark was fired. See more »


Scully goes from having a P.O. Box and no criminal record to having a house address and a long rap sheet. See more »


Investigator Fujitsuka Natsuo: Now I tell you whole story.
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References Good Guys Wear Black (1978) See more »


Written and Produced by Jerry Knight and Aaron Zigman
Performed by The Whispers
Courtesy of SOLAR Records
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Best movie ever made!
22 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie will go down down in history as one of the greats, right along side of Citizen Kane, Casablanca, and On The Waterfront. Someone please convince Leno to do a sequel! Leno and Morita are a comedy duo, the likes of which haven't been seen since Abbot and Costello. The evil that emanates from Chris Sarandon, Tom Noonan, and Randall "Tex" Cobb will give you the chills. Dingman's character as the buffoonish oaf hearkens back to the days of Shakespeare's comedies. And the climax. My goodness, the climax. I won't ruin it for you, but it makes the explosion of the Death Star pale in comparison. If you can track down this hard-to-find gem, do yourself and your family a favor and buy it immediately. I'm still holding out hope for a special edition DVD one of these days.

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