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K-9 (1989)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 28 April 1989 (USA)
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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K-nino  »

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$1,700,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$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 »

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When Jerry Lee attacks men in the bar and bites one of them by the hand it is obvious that the man has padded sleeve so that dog bite would not hurt him. 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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Jerry Lee is played by Rando, not Jerry Lee, as credited at the end. See more »

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References Benji (1974) See more »

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MAIN TITLE (THEME FROM
JAWS")"
Music composed by John Williams
Courtesy of MCA Records
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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...

the Fiend :.


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