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Heart Condition (1990)

A racist cop receives a heart transplant from a black lawyer he hates, who returns as a ghost to ask the cop to help take down the men who murdered him.

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Jack Moony, a white cop, has it in for a black lawyer to the drug crowd, Napoleon Stone. That Stone is now dating his ex-girlfriend doesn't help matters at all. Stone is shot after Moony suffers a heart attack and wakes to find that he not only has a new heart, but that it is Stone's and that Stone's ghost is now his constant companion. Stone is insistent that Moony not only take care of his heart now but that Moony solve his murder. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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$4,134,992 (USA)
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At around the 1h 24 mins mark, when Crystal and her baby are being forced/pushed back onto the sofa, the statement "Rega, rega" can be heard. This is Hebrew for "wait, wait" or "wait a moment", the translation depending on context. The words are use and pronounced correctly too, with the right inflection that a Hebrew speaker would use. See more »

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When Mooney and Stone's mother are standing at the foot of the bed and Mooney opens his shirt, you can see Stone's mother's hand on his chest, but in the next shot, she is just now reaching for his chest. See more »

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Napoleon Stone: You are dancing around with a cheeseburger!
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References Pinocchio (1940) See more »

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Madam Butterfly
Composed by Giacomo Puccini
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9 April 2001 | by (McDonough, GA) – See all my reviews

An easy way to tick off Hoskins or Washington when you meet them may be your mentioning of this movie to them. I saw it at it's Los Angeles premiere and it contained ONE funny scene, which consisted of Hoskins trying to wrest a cheeseburger from spirit Washington. The movie was unfunny, racially offensive(I didn't appreciate the "endowment" comment that Washington made) and dramatically untrue in spots(if a mother just lost her son, would she be discussing her child's sexual habits with ANYONE, especially a stranger?).

It would have been a completely forgettable experience had it not been for Hoskins and Washington. They do not elevate this movie, for no one really could, but it sticks in the mind as a film that makes you wonder why these talented actors decided to do it in the first place.

People are comparing this to "Ghost" and that is indeed not without merit, however, for more enjoyable movies with ghosts, I would suggest "The Ghost Goes West" with Robert Donat and Eugene Pallette or for a more romantic turn, "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir.


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