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Short Time (1990)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  4 May 1990 (USA)
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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
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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
Paul Jarrett ...
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 isn't as easy as it looks. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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4 May 1990 (USA)  »

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$4,010,647 (USA)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The building at the climax of the movie is the same one used in the climax of True Lies (1994) and many of the shots are similar to this later film. See more »

Goofs

During one scene where partners Burt and Ernie are chasing a suspect, Burt is in the passenger's seat with his seat belt on. Ernie then opens the door to pull him out, and suddenly, his seat belt is no longer on, and he is pulled easily out of the car. See more »

Quotes

Carl Stark: Help me.
Burt Simpson: You got to be kidding
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Connections

Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Worst of '90 (1991) 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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User Reviews

Hard to find but well worth the search!
22 February 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie First Choice (at the time Canada's HBO) in the early 90's and immediately fell in love with it. Now in my mid 30's I have been lucky enough to find it on DVD to add to my collection. I am very happy as I understand that it is a hard to find DVD and I stumbled across it on amazon one day.

If you are lucky enough to be able to view this movie on DVD or on cable or whatever, have a look. I think just about anybody could enjoy this film as it is able to be very entertaining without being overly vulgar or violent.

This is a funny story about a cop who's physical results are mixed up with another patient and he is told that he is going to die in a short time. He then finds out that his life insurance only pays out if he dies on the job. You can imagine where it goes from there. This movie is funny from start to finish and is worth a look from any movie fan.


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