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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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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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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 ...
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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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27 April 1989 (West Germany)  »

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Batendo De Frente  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Filmed in 1987; released in 1989. See more »

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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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References Good Guys Wear Black (1978) See more »

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CAN YOU FEEL THE FRICTION
Written by David Taylor, Norma Jean Bell and Arnell Carmichael
Performed by Norma Jean Bell
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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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