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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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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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27 April 1989 (West Germany)  »

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Batendo De Frente  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)
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When Steve Martin appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) in 2005, he played "Name That Clip." Leno was supposed to differentiate clips from Martin's two new movies, Shopgirl (2005) and _Cheaper by the Dozen 2_ (2005), with Martin taking $20 from Leno if he got one wrong. The last clip played was from this movie, which Leno immediately said was "a horrible movie." Martin said Leno was right, but he would still lose $20 for making it. See more »

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

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Detective Tony Costas: I'm gonna bust your ass.
Investigator Fujitsuka Natsuo: Ah-ah. Bust my ass no good.
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References Pac-Man (1980) See more »

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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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Cool for use Detroit Auto Engineers
17 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The acting is pretty cheesy, but for the people in this area up in the 80s and are now Detroit area automotive engineers, this is a great movie. I even work with a Japanese supplier so that makes this movie even more funny.

Jay Leno was showing his age last night on The Tonight Show! He looks pretty young here...17 years ago. The opening scene, with the drag race on what appears to be Woodward Ave was great.

Leno also owns some bad a** cars now, it would e great to see a remake of this with his modern collection. I'm sure the blown Vette in the opening scene was his own car.

Typical 80s movie. Watch it and enjoy. No computer generated crap!


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