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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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Release Date:

2 February 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Um Espírito Grudou em Mim  »

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$4,134,992 (USA)

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Did You Know?


Apart from William Shakespeare's period comic romance Much Ado About Nothing (1993), this 1990 picture is the last out-and-out comedy movie [to date, October 2013] that Denzel Washington has made and has never done one ever since. See more »


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 »


Jack Moony: You go to hell!
Napoleon Stone: That's what I'm trying to avoid.
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References First Blood (1982) See more »


Have A Heart
Written by Bonnie Hayes
Performed by Bonnie Raitt
Published by Bub-A-Lew Music
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It's like the Ghost - but Bob is not Demi
16 September 1998 | by (Pécs, Hungary) – See all my reviews

"Ghost" was a huge success. In the same year James Parriot's "Heart Condititon" made us feel deja vu. His film is boring, brutal and too serious for a comedy actor like Bob Hoskins (who really made us nervous with his personal "Mona Lisa"-style by the end of the movie). Denzel Washington seems to be boring too. Parriot ain't got gift for filmmaking.

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