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K-9 (1989)

PG-13  |   |  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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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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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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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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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Jerry Lee is being aggressive with the two cops, whilst he is barking at them, you can see he's restrained with a lead around his neck. A moment later, he scamps away into the cop car. 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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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Babe Ruth Story (2014) See more »

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CAR WASH
Written by Norman Whitfield
Performed by Rose Royce
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Fun movie
18 May 2003 | by (NYC, NY) – See all my reviews

James Belushi and the dog named "Jerry Lee" make an excellent pair in this fun cop romp. The duo make a natural pair and Belushi puts in an excellent performance without getting behind the lovable "Jerry Lee," who gets animated very aptly by excellent editting and direction.

Fun movie, see it.


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