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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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Cast

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
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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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>

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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)  »

Also Known As:

The Von Metz Incident  »

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$5,585,154 (USA)
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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

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: Mr. Gutterman come out of recovery yet?
Nurse: Mr. Gutterman? Oh, you mean the whale from hell?
Harry 'The Hippo' Gutterman: Nurse!
Nurse: Right on cue. Room 116. Help yourself.
Harry 'The Hippo' Gutterman: Help!
Mac: Aren't you going to go in and see what's wrong with him?
Nurse: I'd rather set my head on fire and have it put out with a sledgehammer.
Harry 'The Hippo' Gutterman: Nurse!
Mac: I'd like to see that actually.
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Connections

Spoofs The Love Boat (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Burnin' Up Over You
Performed by Yvonne Murray
Written and Produced by Paul Zaza and Yvonne Murray
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Best Laugh Ever
23 January 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Let me tell you that i haven't had such a good laugh in ages. I saw this film last night for the first time and it was hilarious from start to finish. Paring up Dan akroyd and Gene hackman i think is one of the best team up in film I've actually scene, to the jokes,the action and the actual characters themselves. Having the plot about the Germans and having it set in Washington was pretty stupid i have to admit but it was all part how the story came together. Both the lead stars you rarely see these days due to idiots like eg(jack black,will Farrel) taking all the air time. This is the sort of comedy that the younger generation of today should be watching instead of the crap thats out these days. Well im glad these old films like this still exist.


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