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Loose Cannons (1990)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  9 February 1990 (USA)
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An unconventional cop who doesn't take any bull, is paired up with an amazing detective to capture some powerful criminals but the cop soon realizes that his by the book partner has split personality disorder.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ellis Fielding
MacArthur Stern
Harry Gutterman
Von Metz
Jan Tríska ...
Robert Irvin Elliott ...
Monseigneur (as Robert Elliott)
White Rabbit


Mac, the two fisted savy cop finds that he's being saddled with a new partner, a known burn out, to work with him on a new and difficult case. The new partner is, Ellis, an amazing detective, one who puts Sherlock Holmes to shame with his lightning fast deductions. Ellis has a couple of problems. He keeps assuming the personalities of entire casts of Television shows. This can be a problem when people begin shooting at them. Written by John Vogel <>

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A comedy with personality... Lots of them. See more »


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9 February 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Von Metz Incident  »

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$5,585,154 (USA)

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In May 2013, an employee at the Calgary, Alberta landfill discovered some film negative in the mounds of trash. He looked closer, and found images of a man kneeling over a gruesome murder victim. Thinking it could be evidence of a crime, he submitted the negatives to the Calgary Police Services. After a short investigation, they recognized Dan Aykroyd, and contacted his agent for information, finally concluding that it was simply a discarded negative of Loose Cannons. The investigation was immediately closed, and everyone had a good laugh. Aykroyd jokingly told TMZ: "The movie should have been left in the landfill where it belongs." See more »


When Grimmer shoots at Ellis behind the stained glass at Grand Central Station, his gun locks as if he has fired his last round of a magazine. When the camera comes back to him, the gun is back to ready position without his cycling a magazine. See more »


Rachel: Having a bad day?
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Loose Cannons
Performed by Dan Aykroyd and Katey Sagal
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4 May 1999 | by (Columbus, Oh) – See all my reviews

I remember saying to someone recently, "It seems Gene Hackman never makes a bad movie." I looked at my Guide tonight and saw that this would be on, and I was like, cool, I wonder if this is the movie where Aykroyd does all those voices! then it came on and I was like, YEAH, this is it! Because I remember, like, 8 years ago I thought it was real funny.

Halfway through the movie tonight though, and I was like, I actually liked this movie? someone please shut Aykroyd the hell up! Hackman has done a bad movie or two I guess.

I gave this movie, like, a 2

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