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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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Dooley (as James Belushi)
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Gilliam
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Freddie
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Dillon
Jeff Allin ...
Chad
David Haskell ...
Doctor
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Rental Salesman
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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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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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$43,247,647 (USA)
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Trivia

At the dinner party given by the gangster, there is a butler walking across a room behind a doorway. The butler was Michael J.R. Gill who was working with the catering staff hired for the film. After the filming, he actually served the food used in the scene to the cast and crew. Gill was not an actor, but was actually a real English butler and for seven years was butler to British actor Laurence Harvey, prior to his death. See more »

Goofs

During the movie Dooley is playing a game when he is on stakeout. In the background you can see the Mustang emblem on the steering wheel. Later in the stolen police car when he is playing a game while tailing Lyman, the Mustang emblem is in the background again. See more »

Quotes

Lyman: Dooley, what is it about me that makes you so passionate?
Dooley: Well, it's not your looks, Lyman. I guess it's your job.
Lyman: And knowing your methods of law enforcement, I don't suppose that you have a search warrant?
Dooley: Dog ate it. You can hang around his tail for an hour.
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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 The Cinema Snob: The Babe Ruth Story (2014) 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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Predictable but fun man-and-dog buddy movie
4 June 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I do agree the story is predictable, and the ending didn't quite excite or move me. However, it does work surprisingly well as a man-and-dog buddy movie. The film is at least nice to watch, the soundtrack is decent, the direction is good and the script does have a few laughs that makes the experience enjoyable. And the acting is very spirited- Jerry-Lee is the star of the show, very well trained and cute, while James Belushi is always watchable and Mel Harris is appealing and sexy.

Overall, this is a surprisingly good buddy movie with enough humorous moments and spirited performances to make it worth watching. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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