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Collision Course (1989)

PG  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  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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Release Date:

27 April 1989 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Batendo De Frente  »

Box Office


$13,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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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