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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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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 <>

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One's just a little smarter than the other. See more »


Action | Comedy | Crime


PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

28 April 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

K-nino  »

Box Office


$43,247,647 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Lyman's car is a Maserati Quattroporte Tipo AM 330. See more »


The blade of the forklift that Dooley steps gently off is seen in the next scene to be above head height. See more »


Dooley: Alright, let's get one thing straight: The woman is mine! Now we're both members of the animal kingdom. You know that and I know that. And we both know that this thing is really primal. So if you think you're such a badass you just try that one more time and you're gonna end up in a pet cemetary! You remember the movie Old Yeller? You remember when they shot him in the end? I didn't cry! Now come on!
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Crazy Credits

Jerry Lee is played by Rando, not Jerry Lee, as credited at the end. See more »


Spin-off K-9 (1991) See more »


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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