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K-9 (1989)

 -  Action | Comedy | Crime  -  28 April 1989 (USA)
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To stop an elusive criminal, a maverick detective enlists the aid of a police dog who's an unusually intelligent smart alec.

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The extravagant cop Michael Dooley needs some help to fight a drug dealer who has tried to kill him. A "friend" gives him a dog named Jerry Lee, who has been trained to smell drugs. With his help, Dooley sets out to put his enemy behind the bars, but Jerry Lee has a personality of his own and works only when he wants to. On the other hand, the dog is quite good at destroying Dooley's car, house and sex-life... Written by Flavio Rizzardi <spillo@maya.dei.unpid.it>

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dog | drugs | partner | helicopter | police dog | See more »

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One's just a little smarter than the other. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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28 April 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

K-9  »

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$43,247,647 (USA)
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Trivia

At the dinner party given by the gangster, there is a butler walking across a room behind a doorway. The butler was Michael J.R. Gill who was working with the catering staff hired for the film. After the filming, he actually served the food used in the scene to the cast and crew. Gill was not an actor, but was actually a real English butler and for seven years was butler to British actor Laurence Harvey, prior to his death. See more »

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In the hotel restaurant we hear Jerry Lee 'drinking' the tea through a straw but the level in the glass does not change even after the cut. See more »

Quotes

Lyman: Dooley, what is it about me that makes you so passionate?
Dooley: Well, it's not your looks, Lyman. I guess it's your job.
Lyman: And knowing your methods of law enforcement, I don't suppose that you have a search warrant?
Dooley: Dog ate it. You can hang around his tail for an hour.
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Jerry Lee is played by Rando, not Jerry Lee, as credited at the end. See more »

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References Jaws (1975) See more »

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IKO IKO
Written by Barbara Ann Hawkins (as Hawkins), Joe Jones (as Jones), Rosa Lee Hawkins (as Hawkins),
Marilyn Jones (as Johnson), Sharon Jones (as Jones) and Jessie Thomas (as Thomas)
Performed by Amy Holland
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Superior to the Chuck Norris/Dog Attempt, And One Of Belushi's Finest.
22 April 2007 | by (.: Fiendish Writings in the Dark :.) – See all my reviews

This is NOT the best cop/dog movie, but it IS superior to the Chuck Norris/pooch flick. Personally, I found Turner and Hooch to be superior to this work, but it is still enjoyable, and comes in second to my favorite.

HOwever, this is witty, and funny enough to be endearing, without resorting to Jim Belushi's usual tactics, although he does employ the beginning of those posturing and chest-beating tactics here. But they are not so dominant that the movie suffers. In fact, they play well in this situation, though it IS sad to watch a grown man who is romantically jealous of a dog.

This fails any Oscar possibilities, but I do not honestly believe that would surprise those involved with this work. The bottom line: This is a fun movie. It fails to warm the heart as well as Turner and Hooch, but does not make you feel sorry for the dog like some other movies have, along this venue. It is entertaining and fun, and rates a 6.6/10 from...

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