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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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The pump action comedy. See more »

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2 February 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Um Espírito Grudou em Mim  »

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$4,134,992 (USA)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[Stone, now in spirit form, sneezes]
Jack Moony: How can you be sick? You're dead!
Napoleon Stone: It's psychological.
[Moony laughs]
Napoleon Stone: What's so funny?
Jack Moony: A hypochondriac spook.
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References Pinocchio (1940) See more »

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Uzube Nami Baba
Performed by Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Published by Shissa International
Courtesy of Gallo GRC Records
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Rather good, although might have been even better with this idea
22 August 2002 | by (Järvenpää, Finland) – See all my reviews

I'll start out by saying that the rather funny basic idea behind "Heart condition" is certainly excellent. Chubby and short Caucasian bum cop gets the heart of a black lawyer ha hates and has to deal with his ghost. Unfortunately the idea is too good because I admit the film might have been even better. Of course it provides lots of funny moments and the two actors Hoskins and Washington are spectacular but the script could have been even wilder. I recommend "Heart condition" to everyone who wants couple of decent laughs or people who just have an urge to check out what Denzel Washington was doing eleven years before his Oscar awarded role in "Training day".


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