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Loose Cannons (1990)

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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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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
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Steckler
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Weskit
Robert Irvin Elliott ...
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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Gene Hackman is a cop who's lost his paitence. Dan Aykroyd is his partner who's lost his mind. See more »


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9 February 1990 (USA)  »

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The Von Metz Incident  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,585,154 (USA)
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Trivia

Ellis and MacArthur approach the Capital Building and go inside. The interior, however, is actually the interior of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC. 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 »

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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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Featured in Shooting the Police: Cops on Film (2006) 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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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


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