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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)  »

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K-9  »

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$43,247,647 (USA)
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Jerry Lee was played by Rando, a 3-year-old German Shepherd from West Germany. A year-long search was held to find the right dog for the role. Over 40 dogs were considered but none of the American German Shepherds were deemed suitable. Rando trained for 3 months with Karl Lewis Miller and learned to understand commands in English. See more »

Goofs

When Jerry Lee pulls the mirror off Dooley's car, Dooley berates him for damaging his "classic, '65 Mustang". Dooley's car is, in fact, a not so classic, '66 Mustang. See more »

Quotes

Tracy: Do you know you have an animal growing out of your pants?
Dooley: Thanks, hon. I also have a dog here.
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Crazy Credits

Jerry Lee is played by Rando, not Jerry Lee, as credited at the end. See more »

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I FEEL GOOD
Written by James Brown
Performed by James Brown
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Products, a division of
PolyGram Records, Inc.
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Better than the reviews make it sound
2 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

K-9 is a somewhat predictable comedy about a man and his drug dog. Belushi does a good job playing Michael Dooley, a person whose only pet previous to owning Jerry Lee (the dog) was fish. Fairly convincing performance by Kevin Tighe as the drug-smuggling millionaire. The acting was a bit thin at times, but not a bad movie.


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