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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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Gilliam
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Dillon
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Salesman Don (as Bill Sadler)
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Storyline

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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One's just a little smarter than the other. 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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Trivia

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

Goofs

After Jerry comes out of the car wash, Dooley opens the door and water spills out but when Dooley gets into the car and leans back against the car seat, his jacket does not show any wetness when he leans forward again as he is pulling out of the car wash. See more »

Quotes

Brannigan: You think you got problems? I gotta to take my wife and kids on vacation. I've got a plane to catch in 3 hours.
Dooley: Plane? You said plane?
Brannigan: But I ain't gonna catch the plane because I gotta wait here for the SWAT team.
Dooley: Can I have the dog if I get you on the plane? You're airborne, you're airborne!
Brannigan: I'll tell you what, you get me on the plane and you can marry the goddamn dog!
Dooley: You got it!
Brannigan: Goddamn lunatic!
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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 Videoclub (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

OH YEAH
Written by Boris Blank and Dieter Meier
Performed by Yello
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Products, a division of
PolyGram Records, Inc.
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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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