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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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Dooley (as James Belushi)
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Byers
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Halstead
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Gilliam
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Freddie
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Benny the Mule
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Dillon
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Chad
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Doctor
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Rental Salesman
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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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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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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$43,247,647

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$78,247,647
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Lyman's car is a Maserati Quattroporte Tipo AM 330. See more »

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In the hotel restaurant we hear Jerry Lee 'drinking' the tea through a straw but the level in the glass does not change even after the cut. 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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Followed by K-9: P.I. (2002) See more »

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IKO IKO
Written by Barbara Ann Hawkins (as Hawkins), Joe Jones (as Jones), Rosa Lee Hawkins (as Hawkins),
Marilyn Jones (as Johnson), Sharon Jones (as Jones) and Jessie Thomas (as Thomas)
Performed by Amy Holland
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One of the best canine-cop movies I've seen!!
18 June 2006 | by 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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