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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Salesman Don (as Bill Sadler)
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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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28 April 1989 (USA)  »

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$43,247,647 (USA)
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Trivia

Jerry Lee doesn't actually play himself as said on the cover, he is played by a dog named Rando See more »

Goofs

The blade of the forklift that Dooley steps gently off is seen in the next scene to be above head height. See more »

Quotes

Dooley: [Dooley resolves a hostage situation by driving into it with his new car] Narcotics?
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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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References Car Wash (1976) See more »

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