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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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Carolyn Simpson
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Scalese
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Stark
Rob Roy ...
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Vito
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Jonas Lutz
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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

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

Goofs

During the first locker room scene. See more »

Quotes

Scalese: What are you for real?
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Connections

Remade as Lee Dae-ro Can't Die (2005) 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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Blakespot Reviews: Short Time
15 July 2006 | by (Rochester, Minnesota) – See all my reviews

Short Time, 5/10, 23rd best movie of 1990, 332nd of the 1990s, 842nd all time I had actually really wanted to see this movie for a long time. I had seen a preview for it when I watched some movie in high school and thought it was a good idea for a movie. I was actually going to order it on netflix but nobody ever bothered to put it on DVD. But while I was looking for something to watch at my girlfriends the other day I saw it was on show time. It's about a Cop who finds out he has a terminal desiease. He is uneffected now, but will be dead in 3 months. He can collect insurance in the amount of 250,000 dollars for his family, but the thing is, he has to die on the job. Thus he starts taking ridiculous chances on the job, but keeps accidentally succeding, and getting all these commendations for bravery when all he wants to do is get killed. Now I thought this sounded like a very funny idea for a movie. And while I still feel the premise was very good, the movie isn't really done very well. There is one ridiculously funny 10 minute car chase scene which I feel shows exactly how good this movie could have been, and single-handedly bumped this movie up from a low four to a low five. But other than that I think this movie is mostly a lot of lost potential.


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