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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:
Ellis Fielding
MacArthur Stern
Harry Gutterman
Von Metz
Jan Tríska ...
Robert Irvin Elliott ...
Monseigneur (as Robert Elliott)
White Rabbit


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 <>

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


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Release Date:

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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Andy Dick appears on the cover art and poster but is not in the movie. At the time Dick was getting a lot of work in print ads. See more »


When Grimmer shoots at Ellis behind the stained glass at Grand Central Station, his gun locks as if he has fired his last round of a magazine. When the camera comes back to him, the gun is back to ready position without his cycling a magazine. See more »


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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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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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