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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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$1,700,000,000 (estimated)

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$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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After Jerry and Dooley come out of the bar, Dooley is telling Jerry off. You can see in the background that the blue door is closed, then it magically opens a few seconds later. See more »

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[Helicopter pilots are shooting up Dooley's car]
Dooley: Well, it's not the Eyewitness News Team.
[Flames erupt underneath Dooley's car]
Dooley: I think someone's mad at me.
[Dooley's car explodes]
Dooley: DEFINITELY someone is mad at me.
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Jerry Lee is played by Rando, not Jerry Lee, as credited at the end. See more »

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Followed by K-911 (1999) 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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