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Short Time (1990)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 4 May 1990 (USA)
When a police detective thinks he is dying and learns that his life insurance pays out more if he dies in the line of duty, he tries to make that happen.

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Cast

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Burt Simpson
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Ernie Dills
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Carolyn Simpson
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Captain
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Scalese
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Stark
Rob Roy ...
Dan Miller
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Dougie Simpson
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Vito
Sam Malkin ...
Hostage Man
Wes Tritter ...
Coffin Salesman
Kim Kondrashoff ...
Michael Lutz
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Jonas Lutz
Dee Jay Jackson ...
Spivak (as Deejay Jackson)
Paul Batten ...
Dr. Goldman
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Storyline

Nearing retirement, Dabney Coleman finds that he has a disease that will kill him within days. He then finds that his life insurance only pays off if he is killed in the line of duty. In order to leave something to his wife and children, Coleman becomes supercop, ignoring danger and trying his best to get killed. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Getting killed ain't as easy as it looks. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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4 May 1990 (USA)  »

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$4,010,647 (USA)
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Trivia

Dabney Coleman and Barry Corbin stared together in _WarGames_ in 1983. See more »

Goofs

During the car chase, one of the headlights on the bad guys car falls off; between shots, that headlight reappears/disappears. See more »

Quotes

Captain: And any short time goof-off that doesn't bust his ass to bring this guy in, is going to be as popular around this precinct as a reggae band at a Ku Klux Klan rally.
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Connections

Features Stakeout (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Roll With It
Performed by Steve Winwood
Written by Steve Winwood (uncredited), Will Jennings (uncredited), Eddie Holland (uncredited), Brian Holland (uncredited) and Lamont Dozier (uncredited)
Courtesy of Virgin Records Limited
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Quality Coleman. Mediocre story. - 6 of 10
31 August 2003 | by (seattle) – See all my reviews

As another user has said, this is some of Coleman's best work. An overlooked film for a bland plot and story, this film gives Coleman a place to shine. To be sure, the acting of the others is very good, as well, and they deserve credit for a job well done, but this is obviously his film. I spotted this film on network television and I usually avoid films with commercial interruptions, but I like DC and gave it a shot for him. I am very glad that I did. He pulls this film up by it's bootstraps from a two to a six. 6 of 10


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