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Collision Course (1989)

PG  |   |  Action, Comedy, Thriller  |  27 April 1989 (West Germany)
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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 ...
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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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Trivia

When Steve Martin appeared on Leno's Tonight Show in December 2005, a clip from the movie appeared during Martin's game of "Name That Clip" (Leno was supposed to differentiate clips from Martin's two new movies Shopgirl and Cheaper by the Dozen 2, with Martin taking twenty dollars from Leno if he got one wrong.) The last clip played was from Collision Course, which Leno immediately said was "a horrible movie." Martin said Leno was right, but he would still lose twenty dollars for making it. 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

[Costas and Natsuo have broken into a suspect's house and set off the burglar alarm]
Investigator Fujitsuka Natsuo: Isn't someone going to hear that and call the police?
Detective Tony Costas: No, you see in this neighborhood they don't call the police, they just yell "Turn that shit off".
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References The Monkees (1966) See more »

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Written and Produced by Jerry Knight and Aaron Zigman
Performed by Surface
Courtesy of CBS Records
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Love it!
7 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

Really a funny movie that no one knew/knows about. I remember I first saw it on HBO when it was already 2-3 years old, about 92-93. Still, very funny. If you watch it you'll know. Now that I think about it, it's the first Rush Hour; white(instead of black) cop and a Chinese partner who can't speak English, but really can, have hardships through the movie, which makes it interesting and funny, then bond and become friends in the end. Cool, funny movie. 8/10

I'm repeating this, because I am starting out a new commenting title. So I think just repeating this will be better and have an overall justifiable expense. Thank you. And word to your mother.

If you thought that was funny, please say so. I just did it on a whim and it cracked me a smile.


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