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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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Meet the two toughest cops in town. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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28 April 1989 (USA)  »

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$43,247,647 (USA)
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Lyman's car is a Maserati Quattroporte Tipo AM 330. See more »

Goofs

Icing on the dog's face during the car chase following the "Eat it! Take it all!" donut gag. See more »

Quotes

Dooley: Alright, let's get one thing straight: The woman is mine! Now we're both members of the animal kingdom. You know that and I know that. And we both know that this thing is really primal. So if you think you're such a badass you just try that one more time and you're gonna end up in a pet cemetary! You remember the movie Old Yeller? You remember when they shot him in the end? I didn't cry! Now come on!
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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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Referenced in NCIS: The Inside Man (2009) See more »

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MAIN TITLE (THEME FROM
JAWS")"
Music composed by John Williams
Courtesy of MCA Records
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One of the best canine-cop movies I've seen!!
18 June 2006 | by (California) – See all my reviews

James Belushi) is a "loose cannon" cop. He has to do everything his own way on his own time and doesn't know the meaning of the word, "team-work" But after he screws up his last bust by buying a car from a car dealer and five minutes later proceeds to crash it into a building where the bad guys are dealing dope, he is assigned a new partner, a dog! To be exact. A rouge German Shepard that wants to be treated more like a person than a dog.

Belushi is very convincing and hilarious in his role as a cop, and the dog, surprisingly (I never thought I'd write this), was a great actor and did a terrific job. Hat's off to his handler!

There are predictable and very typical cop vs. bad guy moments, but overall I thought the movie was an extremely funny cop-doggy comedy, with a very predictable but humorous ending to it.

When compared to other cop-dog movies like "Turner and Hooch," it's a credit to Belushi's comedic timing that this film wound up on the top 250!


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