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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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Christine Curren
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Ephraim Cain
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Skip Markowitz
Maurice Hill ...
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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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R | See all certifications »

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12 January 1990 (USA)  »

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Deux flics à Downtown  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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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 abreast of Alex and Dennis to shoot, he rolls down the window and you hear the sound of a pump shotgun being cycled. White is holding an over/under shotgun which does not make any such sound. 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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Referenced in Crazy People (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE
Written by Michael Young, Matt Dike and Mike Ross
Performed by Marvin Young (as Young M.C.)
Courtesy of Delicious Vinyl Records
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Fun buddy cop movie.
31 July 2005 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I had been eying this movie for a while in cheap DVD bins but didn't think I would risk spending all the money I had in my pocket at the time on it. Luckily I found it at a video library so decided to check it out.

Forest Whitaker did a good job acting in this one. He's a skilled actor. He's been in a lot of movies I've seen but I didn't know it was him at the time because he wasn't one of the main characters so I couldn't pick him in the credits.

It is a good blend of action and comedy. There are some exciting chase scenes and good jokes.

Overall I thought it probably isn't worth all the money I had in my pocket at the time but is still worth a rent. It is a good buddy cop movie, any fans of the Lethal Weapon series will probably find this enjoyable.


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