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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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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
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

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

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

Scalese: What are you for real?
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Remade as Gambler (1995) 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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a fun movie
26 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is plain, simple, fun. It doesn't leave you breathless with suspense, or on the edge of your seat with your heart pounding. But for those who don't enjoy all the smut, violence, and potty mouth movies we've been inundated with in the past several years, its a winner. Dabney Coleman plays the part well. First, he is soon to retire from police work, and understandably doesn't want to risk his neck and lose it just before he retires. However, this all changes when he is told he has just a short time to live. Wanting nothing more than to leave his family some security, he begins his unsuccessful quest to get himself killed on the job, only to find out its harder than he thought it would be. This is a movie that does not require anyone to swim through the gray area of a controversial issue. It's just plain entertaining.


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