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Downtown (1990)

Police Officer Alex Kearney works in a rich, plush suburb of Philadelphia. When he stops an important businessman and his story of the incident is not believed, he is sent to work Downtown,... See full summary »

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Lori Mitchell
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White
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Jerome Sweet
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Henry Coleman
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Mickey Witlin
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Lt. Sam Parral
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Lowell Harris
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Luisa Diaz
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Inspector Ben Glass (as Frank McCarthy)
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Ephraim Cain
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Police Officer Alex Kearney works in a rich, plush suburb of Philadelphia. When he stops an important businessman and his story of the incident is not believed, he is sent to work Downtown, the most dangerous, crime-filled precinct in the city. Everyone there is sure that this 'by the book', pampered, suburban cop is going to get himself, and whoever is assigned as his partner, killed. Detective Dennis Curren, draws the unfortunate 'babysitting' assignment. But when Alex's best friend is killed investigating a stolen car, Alex throws the book out the window tracking down the killer. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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When you pound this beat, it pounds you back.

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Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama

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12 January 1990 (USA)  »

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Deux flics à Downtown  »

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$2,346,150 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Although the film is rated M in Australia, the film was given the 18 rating in the United Kingdom. See more »

Goofs

When White pulls up to them on the freeway to shoot Dennis, the passenger side window is down, but during the shot where he pulls abreast of them to open fire, he rolls the passenger window down. See more »

Quotes

Henry Coleman: A fuck-up. Another goddamn, four-star, class-A fuck-up! Every backward candy-ass shit-for-brains fuck-up in the city, I get 'em. Not Wynnefield, not South Philly, not Germantown, me!
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Connections

Referenced in Crazy People (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

SHUT DOWN
Written by Brian Wilson and Roger Christian
Performed by The Beach Boys
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
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Forget Lethal Weapon!!!
8 May 1999 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this film. It was a perfect cop/buddy movie. The story is cool and it has a lot of comedy for an action film, but not too much. If you are a fan of Lethal Weapon or Bad Boys, then this is for you!


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