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Short Time (1990)

 -  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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
Tony Pantages ...
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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Detective Burt Simpson thinks he's got two weeks to live. But if he can get killed in the line of duty, his family will be set for life. 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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Asesíneme, por favor  »

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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

Burt drives an unmarked Dodge Diplomat for the majority of the film yet when it gets shot at it becomes a Plymouth Gran Fury (note the grill). See more »

Quotes

Burt Simpson: You can't spend your whole life planning what'll make you happy tomorrow or you'll never be happy today. You've got to do it now.
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Connections

Remade as Aanaval Mothiram (1990) See more »

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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

It's not easy getting yourself killed
13 January 2004 | by (Iceland) – See all my reviews

A police detective learns he is dying from a disease and decides to get himself killed in the line of duty so his wife and son can receive a handsome sum of money upon his demise. But getting himself killed is way harder than he thought. Although the film slows way too much down in the second half and gets overly sentimental there's more than a fair share of laughs to compensate. Dabney Coleman is terrific as usual and the rest of the cast support him well. Well worth catching.


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