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Loose Cannons (1990)

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

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Smiley
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Von Metz
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Grimmer
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Steckler
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Weskit
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Monseigneur (as Robert Elliott)
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Cheshire Cat
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White Rabbit
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Drummond
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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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Release Date:

9 February 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Von Metz Incident  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,239,830, 11 February 1990, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,585,154
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The working title of the film was "The Von Metz Incident". See more »

Goofs

When Grimmer is shot, he begins to turn as he reaches the stained glass, so he WOULD fall forward through the glass. See more »

Quotes

Mac: [Closing scene, at the hospital] I know you were looking forward to being partners, and so was I really. Riva recruited Harry and I to be secret agents with the Israeli government. You know, the Mossad.
Ellis Fielding: Yeah.
Mac: Naturally, I have to convert to Judaism. I'm gonna be bar mitzvahed tomorrow. We leave for Tel Aviv the next day to train at a secret site in the Sinai Desert.
Ellis Fielding: Really?
Mac: Yeah. The only thing I'm worried about is, I have to be circumcised.
Ellis Fielding: Circumcised? You're kidding.
Mac: Yeah.
Ellis Fielding: [...]
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Spoofs Star Trek (1966) See more »

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Loose Cannons
Performed by Dan Aykroyd and Katey Sagal
Written and Produced by Peter Aykroyd and Ran Ballard
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Critics Got It Wrong Again!
18 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

Both my son Jack and I very much enjoy this film. The critics have given this film a bad review but we don't care. Gene Hackman's presence as always lifts the film and Dan Aykroyd makes a good foil; a sort of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. Not over violent with some good jokes. Ronny Cox, always watchable. Paul Koslo makes a good heavy. Come on critics, lighten up!!


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