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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)  »

Also Known As:

K-nino  »

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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

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

[Jerry Lee has just single handedly taken out an entire bar of thugs who where roughing up Dooley]
Dooley: I want you to know that I'm the officer in charge here, Michael Dooley not Jerry Lee.
Jerry Lee: [looks at Dooley]
Dooley: Don't you ever...
Dooley: [pause] *ever* pull anything like that again, without talking to me first
Jerry Lee: [puts his head down]
Dooley: You lost it in there you know that, you lost control, we could be killed
[pause]
Dooley: I needed you back here.
Jerry Lee: [slowly lifts his head and looks at Dooley]
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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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CAR WASH
Written by Norman Whitfield
Performed by Rose Royce
Courtesy of MCA Records
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The funniest Cop/Dog comedy yet
9 July 2000 | by (minniapolis) – See all my reviews

James Belushi is the cop, Dewley, who seems to have spent most of his time chasing after the same guy, the drug lord Lyman played Kevin Tighe. And is then finally forced to get a partner in the shape of Jerry Lee the German Shepard dog. They have a very comedic relationship quite like that of Turner and Hooch.

Things take a dangerous turn for Dewley and Jerry Lee when Dewley's girlfriend Tracey, played by Mel Harris, is taken hostage by Lyman. A tragic outcome that turns out great in the end, and even Jerry Lee gets to have a girlfriend.

Great acting by James Belushi, Mel Harris and Jerry Lee. A score of 7 out of 10.


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