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K-9 (1989)

 -  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 <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)  »

Also Known As:

K-nino  »

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$43,247,647 (USA)
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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Jerry Lee pulls the mirror off Dooley's car, Dooley berates him for damaging his "classic, '65 Mustang". Dooley's car is, in fact, a not so classic, '66 Mustang. See more »

Quotes

[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 somebody is mad at me.
[Dooley's car explodes]
Dooley: DEFINITELY somebody is mad at me.
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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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References Belyy Bim Chernoe ukho (1977) See more »

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CAR WASH
Written by Norman Whitfield
Performed by Rose Royce
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Not a buddy-cop movie..... quite.
28 May 1999 | by (Norwich, England) – See all my reviews

For a short time during the eighties, Hollywood discovered to concept of the Buddy-Dog movie with this and Turner & Hooch coming out in the same year.

This is probably the funniest of the two with Belushi delivering another wonderful comic performance. However, it is probably slightly poorer than the Tom Hanks film as the script is less rounded, with only the fairly run-of-the-mill drug smuggling story to occupy you.

However, the action and laughs keep coming throughout the movie, leaving another underrated, overlooked comedy gem from Belushi. I can't wait for the sequel coming out this year.


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