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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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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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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Pat Morita guest-starred on The Tonight Show in 1989, with Jay Leno serving as guest host, they recalled that the movie had run out of money on the last day of filming, with key scenes yet to be shot and no budget left for editing and post-production. See more »

Goofs

Scully goes from not having a criminal record, and his own address being a P.O. Box, to having a rather long rap sheet, and his address changed to a house address. See more »

Quotes

Investigator Fujitsuka Natsuo: Now I tell you whole story.
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Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.152 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

IN HOT PURSUIT
Written and Produced by Jerry Knight and Aaron Zigman
Performed by Surface
Courtesy of CBS Records
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Like a cop buddy movie, but good...
12 October 2001 | by (Grand Forks, USA) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie recently. 2 hours later, my head still hurt from laughing. The plot was soo awful, the jokes were soo bad, but what I didn't count on were:

1. the 2 scenes before and after the movie that had Pat and Jay posing (that caused more than enough laughter)

2. The kick through the windshield that decapitated the evil-doer.

This movie is about 20 times better than the Rush Hour series, and my copy even came with a disclamer saying if you didn't like the movie, send certificate to HBO. While I considered it, the date you had to send it in was January 1991 (which also caused wackiness to ensue).


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