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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
Tony Pantages ...
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

Burt Simpson (Dabney Coleman) is nearing retirement and he 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, Simpson becomes super cop, 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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Asesíneme, por favor  »

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$4,010,647 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Burt's police car is either a 1984 or 1985 Dodge Diplomat AHB. See more »

Goofs

When Burt is hanging from the window washing rig, saying "I'm not gonna die", you can see the head and face of a crewman just over his right shoulder. See more »

Quotes

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

Remade as Aanaval Mothiram (1990) 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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