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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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Dooley (as James Belushi)
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Gilliam
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Dillon
Jeff Allin ...
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Salesman Don (as Bill Sadler)
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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)  »

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$43,247,647 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Detective Dooley is the name of James Belushi's character. In "Little Shop of Horrors (1986)", he took over a small role from actor Paul Dooley. See more »

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When Jerry Lee attacks men in the bar and bites one of them by the hand it is obvious that the man has padded sleeve so that dog bite would not hurt him. See more »

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Brannigan: You think you got problems? I gotta to take my wife and kids on vacation. I've got a plane to catch in 3 hours.
Dooley: Plane? You said plane?
Brannigan: But I ain't gonna catch the plane because I gotta wait here for the SWAT team.
Dooley: Can I have the dog if I get you on the plane? You're airborne, you're airborne!
Brannigan: I'll tell you what, you get me on the plane and you can marry the goddamn dog!
Dooley: You got it!
Brannigan: Goddamn lunatic!
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Jerry Lee is played by Rando, not Jerry Lee, as credited at the end. See more »

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Referenced in NCIS: The Inside Man (2009) See more »

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IKO IKO
Written by Barbara Ann Hawkins (as Hawkins), Joe Jones (as Jones), Rosa Lee Hawkins (as Hawkins),
Marilyn Jones (as Johnson), Sharon Jones (as Jones) and Jessie Thomas (as Thomas)
Performed by Amy Holland
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An great buddy flick about an man and his new found friend... a dog.
4 September 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Narcotics Cop Thomas Dooley(James Belushi) is an unusual off-beat person... who loves to work alone. One day, his boss (Cotther Smith) wants Dooley find an new partner. He decides to use an K-9 named Jerry Lee (Koton), who has the best nose for the drug-busting business. At first, Dooley and Jerry Lee don't get along until they share a few things in common. At the same time, Dooley does his best with his love life (Mel Harris) and trying to bust a prominent socialite (Kevin Tighe). Thomas and his new partner are in for a wild ride.

Directed by Rod Daniel (Beethoven's 2nd, Like Father Like Son, Teen Wolf) made an enjoyable if silly cop between an relationship with a man and a dog. Belushi and especially Koton are good in the film. There's some hilarious moments, which this movie is aimed at kids but there's some violent scenes as well.

DVD has an sharp anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1) transfer and an good Dolby Surround 2.0 Sound. DVD features are basically like the original theatrical trailer and cast & filmmakers' bios. "K-9" was an surprise box office hit. But the relationship between a man and a dog came out months earlier in 1989, which it has some of the same premise titled "Turner & Hooch". But i feel that "K-9" is the better film than the other one. But that's up to the viewer to decide. There's some familiar faces in "K-9" in bit parts like Ed O'Neill, Alan Blumenfeld, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Dan Castellaneta (Best Known as the voice of Homer Simpson on "The Simpsons") and William Salder. "K-9" was so popular on video, there was two Direct to Video movies produced... starring James Belushi. "K-9" is a good cop comedy with some genuine laughs. Worth seeing. (****/*****).


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