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Collision Course (1989)

A Japanese investigator (Morita) and a Detroit cop (Leno) team up to track down a stolen prototype turbocharger.

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Cast

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


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PG | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 April 1989 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Batendo De Frente  »

Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)
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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In 1989, Pat Morita guest-starred on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962), with Jay Leno as guest host. They said the movie ran out of money on the last day of filming, with key scenes waiting to be shot and no budget for editing and post-production. See more »

Goofs

As Natsuo and Costas crawl out of the rolled over Toyota rental car, a roll bar is visible underneath them. See more »

Quotes

Detective Tony Costas: Stop that garment bag!
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Connections

Features The Untouchables (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

BACK TOGETHER (THEME FROM COLLISION COURSE)
Written and Produced by Jerry Knight and Aaron Zigman
Performed by Deniece Williams
Courtesy of CBS Records
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Love it!
7 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

Really a funny movie that no one knew/knows about. I remember I first saw it on HBO when it was already 2-3 years old, about 92-93. Still, very funny. If you watch it you'll know. Now that I think about it, it's the first Rush Hour; white(instead of black) cop and a Chinese partner who can't speak English, but really can, have hardships through the movie, which makes it interesting and funny, then bond and become friends in the end. Cool, funny movie. 8/10

I'm repeating this, because I am starting out a new commenting title. So I think just repeating this will be better and have an overall justifiable expense. Thank you. And word to your mother.

If you thought that was funny, please say so. I just did it on a whim and it cracked me a smile.


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