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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2 February 1990 (USA)  »

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Um Espírito Grudou em Mim  »

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$4,134,992 (USA)
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Talked into making this film by his agent, Denzel Washington fired him shortly afterwards. 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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Jack Moony: You go to hell!
Napoleon Stone: That's what I'm trying to avoid.
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Baby Please Don't Go
Music and Lyrics by Big Joe Williams
Performed by Bob Hoskins and Denzel Washington
Published by MCA Music Publishing, A Division of MCA Incorporated (ASCAP)
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Not funny and not exciting
22 March 2014 | by See all my reviews

Jack Moony (Bob Hoskins) is a racist loudmouth white cop. He is still in love with his ex Crystal Gerrity (Chloe Webb) who is now a working girl. Napoleon Stone (Denzel Washington) is a lawyer with questionable clients who gets gunned down. Jack Moony suffers a heart attack, and finds that he's given Napoleon's heart. Now Napoleon's ghost haunts him and together they solve his murder which Crystal is the key to.

Writer/director James D. Parriott doesn't have the writing skills for a comedy. Denzel is good as a slick lawyer, but his urban shtick sounds silly. He and Hoskins have great acting skills, but they aren't funny together. I get the sense that Denzel is suppose to be Eddie Murphy. Obviously Denzel is no Eddie Murphy. As an action thriller, there isn't enough action and it's not very thrilling. I would recommend this only for die-hard fans of either Denzel Washington or Bob Hoskins.


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