MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,834 this week

Loose Cannons (1990)

4.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.7/10 from 3,113 users  
Reviews: 25 user | 11 critic

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.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 42 titles
created 24 Aug 2011
 
a list of 24 titles
created 02 Apr 2012
 
a list of 43 titles
created 12 Apr 2012
 
a list of 37 titles
created 14 Sep 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 14 Apr 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Loose Cannons" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Loose Cannons (1990)

Loose Cannons (1990) on IMDb 4.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Loose Cannons.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

When a boxer is killed because he wouldn't take a dive, his brother tries to find a way to avenge him even if only symbolically.

Director: David Drury
Stars: Gene Hackman, Craig Sheffer, Jeff Fahey
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The Mafia tries to take revenge against a man who testified against them in court.

Director: Bob Clark
Stars: Bo Svenson, Robert Culp, John Colicos
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A retired CIA agent is recruited to participate in a prisoner exchange with the Russians.

Director: Nicholas Meyer
Stars: Gene Hackman, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Kurtwood Smith
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Floyd, the owner of a bar on the Texas coast, has been depressed for a year after his wife disappeared in a swimming accident. He lives with his senile father-in-law "The General" and is ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Masterson
Stars: Gene Hackman, Teri Garr, Burgess Meredith
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The Masters of Menace are actually a motorcycle gang. When one of their own dies while performing a dangerous bike stunt, they decide to cross the country to go bury him. With the coffin in... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Raskov
Stars: David Rasche, Catherine Bach, Tino Insana
Narrow Margin (1990)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A woman secretly witnesses the murder of her blind date for the evening by a top Mafia boss. She immediately goes into hiding without informing the authorities. When they finally catch up ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Hyams
Stars: Gene Hackman, Anne Archer, James Sikking
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A soldier is forced to take estrogen and wear lingerie when he's blackmailed by a violent transvestite.

Director: Bob Clark
Stars: Leslie Marlowe, Wendy Roberts, Dorian Wayne
Class Action (1991)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Jeb Ward is an attorney who specializes in whistle blower, David vs. Goliath, type cases. He finds a client who is suing an auto company over a safety problem that has had a severe effect ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Apted
Stars: Gene Hackman, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Colin Friels
Wired (1989)
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

The ghost of John Belushi looks back on his troubled life and career, while journalist Bob Woodward researches Belushi's life as he prepares to write a book about the late comic actor.

Director: Larry Peerce
Stars: Michael Chiklis, Ray Sharkey, J.T. Walsh
The Package (1989)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Experienced Green Beret sergeant Johnny Gallagher is escorting a prisoner, Airborne Ranger Thomas Boyette, back to the US, but Boyette escapes and Gallagher must risk life and limb to catch him.

Director: Andrew Davis
Stars: Gene Hackman, Tommy Lee Jones, Joanna Cassidy
Misunderstood (1984)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Busy and often absent father must take care of his two boys after his wife dies. They all live in Tunisia because of their father's job. The older boy is handling the difficult changes much better than the younger one.

Director: Jerry Schatzberg
Stars: Gene Hackman, Henry Thomas, Rip Torn
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

This is a straight version of the old fairy tale, with John Carradine as the Emperor. It was filmed in South Florida, with exteriors in Coral Gables and Miami's Vizcaya. The hero bests the ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Clark
Stars: Joseph Argenio, John Carradine, Dalton Cathey
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Ellis Fielding
...
MacArthur Stern
...
Harry Gutterman
...
Smiley
...
...
Von Metz
...
Grimmer
...
Captain
Jan Tríska ...
Steckler
...
Weskit
Robert Irvin Elliott ...
Monseigneur (as Robert Elliott)
...
...
White Rabbit
...
Drummond
...
Rachel
Edit

Storyline

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 <jlvogel@comcast.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Detective Mack Stern is facing the greatest challenge of his career... his new partner. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 February 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Von Metz Incident  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Gross:

$5,585,154 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 a snuff film, or evidence in 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 »

Goofs

Towards the end of the movie, at Grand Central Station, when Ellis shoots Grimmer, Grimmer is facing Ellis, and falls backwards through the glass. When the scene changes views to the terminal, Grimmer falls forward through the glass. See more »

Quotes

Mac: This place looks like an explosion in a dairy.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Worst of '90 (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Loose Cannons
Performed by Dan Aykroyd and Katey Sagal
Written and Produced by Peter Aykroyd and Ran Ballard
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
not that bad, geez
7 July 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm 15. I first remember seeing this film along time ago when I was about 8 or 9 years old. Now after renting from the video store I had a chance to view it again.

Gene Hackman plays Mac, a cop who is reluctantly partnered with Ellis (Dan Aykroyd) to solve a series of grisly murders. Ellis also happens to have Multiple Personality Disorder and when faced with violence he begins to go into these alternate personalities, mostly characters from popular television shows. Back to the story, the killer behind the murders is a German named Von Metz (Robert Prosky) who has employed a group of bloodthirsty hitmen to kill anyone who has viewed a snuff film that contains the death of Hitler at the hands of Von Metz. Now Von Metz, if he can get the film off the black market, will almost certainly be elected as chancellor of West Germany.

Now a lot of people have dissed this movie for numerous reasons; I only agree with a few of them. Yes, I think Dan Aykroyd's character could have been pulled off by somebody better, like Robin Williams. This movie isn't really all that violent, yes people get shot a lot, but that is about it, even though many people say it is. Also many people say this movie isn't really that funny, I found myself laughing quite a few times.

I give it a 6/10


8 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
horrible american movie gondwana
Great Movie pinkpantherray
Soundtrack Question p-m-g
Mel Brooks isaacafek
Andy Dick cerule14
Discuss Loose Cannons (1990) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?