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Heart Condition (1990)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  2 February 1990 (USA)
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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 <>

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The pump action comedy. See more »


Comedy | Crime | Drama | Fantasy


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Release Date:

2 February 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un ange de trop  »

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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 »


When Jacky Moony is climbing the stairs with his groceries, the groceries in the paper bag shift positions in between shots. See more »


[after Moony has another heart attack]
Napoleon Stone: I know we got issues, but rejecting your heart isn't going to make things easier, now is it?
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References The Parent Trap (1961) See more »


Madam Butterfly
Composed by Giacomo Puccini
Courtesy of James & Aster,Inc.
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This was a great movie!
4 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Very cute... one of my all time favorites. Anyone who finds this racially offensive misses the point.(It is really an ironic take on bigotry.) Just a fun and entertaining, light comedy. Both actors serve it well. Not Shakespeare of course, but engaging. As I said, one of my favs! Since I must write more to satisfy the requirements of this comment, let me also say that Bob Hoskins and Denzel Washington both shine in this satire on narrow thinking and the fact that skin color has nothing to do with love nor competency. Two thumbs up! Though I've said every thing I feel is relevant without giving away the plot I must continue to type or I will not be able to post my comment, so type away I must. This is a ridiculous requirement, but rules are rules. Some of us are are very succinct in our thinking and comments and therefore can express in a little, a lot. Hope you get a chance to check out this flick. I don't think you will regret it.;)

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