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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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Lieutenant Ryerson
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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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With two cops like this someone's going to die laughing! See more »


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Release Date:

27 April 1989 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Batendo De Frente  »


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$13,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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According to Tom Noonan, Bob Clark, the original director, hired him to help rewrite the script. Many of Noonan's rewrites were discarded when Clark was fired. See more »


When Natsuo runs out of the hotel room, the camera's shadow falls on him. See more »


Investigator Fujitsuka Natsuo: You good cop and honorable man.
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References Gojira (1954) See more »


Written and Produced by Jerry Knight and Aaron Zigman
Performed by The Whispers
Courtesy of SOLAR Records
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Like a cop buddy movie, but good...
12 October 2001 | by 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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