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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:
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Ellis Fielding
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MacArthur Stern
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Harry Gutterman
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Smiley
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Von Metz
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Grimmer
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Captain
Jan Tríska ...
Steckler
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Weskit
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Monseigneur (as Robert Elliott)
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White Rabbit
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Drummond
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Rachel
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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>

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


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9 February 1990 (USA)  »

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The Von Metz Incident  »

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$5,585,154 (USA)
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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 »

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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

Rachel: Having a bad day?
Mac: No, I'm having a terrible day. Say something nice to me, will ya, please.
Rachel: You have very strong lookin' thighs for a white man.
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References Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) See more »

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Proud Mary
Written by John Fogerty (as John C. Fogerty)
Performed by Dan Aykroyd (uncredited)
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Late Saturday night I enjoyed it. A lot!
26 April 2008 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

This is comedy! Sometimes people are offended by stuff like this, but really! How could anybody be offended by silliness like this? Some reviewers found Akroyds "personalities" offensive. I found them amusing as they, of course, should not be taken seriously. It's slapstick, not Ingmar Bergman!

The movie was well paced, and reasonably suspenseful as such a movie that tries to follow in the footsteps of movies like "48 hours" should be.

There's one thing I dislike about this movie, however, and that's Dom DeLouise. He tries his best to ruin this movie, as he tries to ruin every other movie I have ever seen him in. That man simply cannot act! It makes you wonder why he's in so many movies. Does anybody know?

Based on the other reviews I almost didn't watch this, but once again it shows that what's comedy for someone is not necessarily comedy for everyone.

I enjoyed it a lot this late evening, and will probably watch it again, and give it a solid 8.

Possibly because I was positively surprised after reading the other reviews...


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