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Collision Course (1989)

PG  |   |  Action, Comedy, Thriller  |  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

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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Shortcut
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 ...
Cop, Junkyard
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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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Not So Much A Lethal Weapon, More Of A Liability! 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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Trivia

In a January 2010 episode of The Late Show with David Letterman, a clip was played when Dave joked about Leno's troubles with NBC. See more »

Goofs

The camera's shadow can be seen on Natsuo when he runs out of the hotel room. 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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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.80 (2012) See more »

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Written and Produced by Jerry Knight and Aaron Zigman
Performed by Surface
Courtesy of CBS 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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