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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Aaron Norris (story) and
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Release Date:
28 April 1995 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
One's Tough... One's Smart... Together, They Unleash Explosive Action! See more »
Plot:
With his cop companion shot and killed by terrorists, Reno The Dog pairs up with tough cop Jake in thwarting the criminal organization. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Chuck Norris ... Jake Wilder

Michele Lamar Richards ... Savannah Boyette

Erik von Detten ... Matthew Swanson
Carmine Caridi ... Lou Swanson

Clyde Kusatsu ... Ken Callahan
Kai Wulff ... Otto Dietrich
Peter Savard Moore ... Karl Koller

Timothy Bottoms ... Nelson Houseman

Francesco Quinn ... Mark Curtains
Herta Ware ... Wilder's Mother
John Kerry ... Commander West
Hank Baumert ... Masked Firefighter / Border Patrol Officer

Linda Castro ... Paramedic
John Sistrunk ... Driver at Border
Bob Bastanchury ... Passenger
Kent Rizley ... Immigration Officer

Eric Norris ... Border Patrol Officer
Tony Ferrandini ... Border Patrol Officer

Karalee Austin ... Callahan's Wife
Jack Banning ... Hot Dog Vender
Jim Ingham ... Jelly Roll Detective
Bill Dunnam ... Interrogating Detective
Michelangelo Kowalski ... Sleazy Man
Ron Johnson ... Detective #1
Tom Steinmetz ... Detective #2
Barbara Savage ... Praising Detective

Eileen Bowman ... Female Detective

Carey Scott ... Supervisor Charlie

Noah Michael Levine ... Young Officer
Fred Bailey ... TV Repairman

Dean Raphael Ferrandini ... K9 Officer (as Dean Ferrandini)
Bill Brinsfield ... Harbor Master
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Greg Benson ... Passenger / Border Patrol Officer (voice) (uncredited)
Betty ... Reno (uncredited)

John DaSilva ... Detective (uncredited)
Chase Jazzborne ... Mayor (uncredited)

David R. Knight ... K9 Handler (uncredited)
John Moskop ... Gun Man (uncredited)
Mark Stanley Perich ... SWAT Officer (uncredited)
Lorenzo Porricelli ... Policeman (uncredited)
R. Ruddell Weatherwax ... Asst. Dog Trainer (uncredited)

Robert Werhan ... Terrorist (uncredited)

Roy Werner ... Henchman (uncredited)

Directed by
Aaron Norris 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Aaron Norris (story) and
Tim Grayem (story)

Ron Swanson (screenplay)

Produced by
Don Behrns .... co-producer
Juanita F. Diana .... editorial producer
Andy Howard .... producer
Tom Steinmetz .... executive producer
Seth Willenson .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
George S. Clinton 
 
Cinematography by
João Fernandes (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Peter Schink 
 
Casting by
Penny Perry  (as Penny Perry Davis)
 
Production Design by
Norm Baron 
 
Set Decoration by
Bill Voland 
 
Costume Design by
Verkina Flower  (as Vernika Flower-Crow)
 
Makeup Department
Ilona Bobak .... hair stylist: Mr. Norris
Ilona Bobak .... makeup artist: Mr. Norris
Adam Brandy .... makeup supervisor
Jana Hudson .... assistant hair stylist
Jana Hudson .... assistant makeup artist
Amber Keys .... assistant hair stylist
Amber Keys .... assistant makeup artist
Deborah McNulty .... key hair stylist (as Deborah Wolski-McNulty)
Deborah McNulty .... key makeup artist (as Deborah Wolski-McNulty)
Angie Paul .... hair stylist: second unit
Angie Paul .... makeup artist: second unit
Reyne Zachary .... assistant hair stylist
Reyne Zachary .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Don Behrns .... unit production manager
Steven Brimmer .... post-production executive
Jackie Dagan .... production supervisor (as Jackie Dadon)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John P. Aguirre .... second second assistant director (as John Aquirre)
Dean Raphael Ferrandini .... second unit director (as Dean Ferrandini)
Larry Lerner .... second assistant director
Leo Zisman .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Bill Anderson .... lead man
Lonny Brothers .... swing gang
Nigel Clinker .... property master
Spencer Combs .... prop assistant
Nick Djukic .... swing gang
Zeljko Djukic .... swing gang (as Zeljko 'Z' Djukic)
Ryan Hanau .... art department coordinator
Michael Kauffman .... on-set dresser
Tricia LeFlame .... prop assistant (as Tricia Le Flame)
Brian McLaughlin .... assistant property master
Greg Monzeglio .... swing gang
Jerry Nantz .... swing gang
Paul Powers .... storyboard artist
James Roberts .... swing gang
Howard Smith .... set constructor
Art Tucker .... set painter
 
Sound Department
Dana Austin .... adr recordist (as Dana Johnson-Porter)
Scott Austin .... foley recordist
Dwayne Avery .... dialogue editor
Ron Bedrosian .... foley mixer
Tim Bindel .... foley editor
Michael J. Broomberg .... foley artist (as Michael Broomberg)
Zane D. Bruce .... foley artist (as Zane Bruce)
Craig Cathers .... dubbing recordist
Ed Cook .... looper: Small Talk, Inc.
Linda Cook .... looper: Small Talk, Inc.
Liza Cornwall .... sound assistant
Donavan Dear .... boom operator
Hunter P. DeMarais .... post-production sound coordinator
Thom 'Coach' Ehle .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (as Thom Ehle)
Tommy Goodwin .... adr mixer
Edward M. Hirsch .... adr editor
Greg Lilly .... boom operator: second unit
Brian D. Lucas .... dubbing recordist (as Brian Lucas)
Paul Menichini .... sound effects editor
Tim Philben .... sound re-recording mixer
Ken S. Polk .... sound re-recording mixer (as Ken Polk)
Jim Quinn .... dubbing loader
Joseph T. Sabella .... foley artist
Tom Steel .... dubbing loader
Lou Thomas .... sound effects editor
Joe Thompson .... sound mixer: second unit
Ann L. Thornberg .... sound assistant
James Thornton .... production sound mixer (as Jim Thornton)
Jeff Wannberg .... supervising sound editor
Frank Welker .... vocal effects: animals
David Lewis Yewdall .... supervising sound editor
Lisa Howes Yewdall .... sound apprentice
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Paul Menichini .... sound editor (uncredited)
Von Varga .... sound utility (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Mark Henderscheid .... assistant special effects coordinator
Jack Lynch .... special effects technician
Greg Puga .... special effects technician
Matthew Scurry .... special effects technician
Ken Speed .... special effects coordinator
Mark Henderscheid .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Skip Scurry .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Jon Agro .... stunt player (as John Agro)
John Alden .... stunt player
Bob Bastanchury .... stunt player (as Robert Bastanchury)
Hank Baumert .... stunt coordinator
Dan Bradley .... stunt player
Brian Burrows .... stunt player
Phil Chong .... stunt player
Scott Coyote .... stunt player (as Scotty Coyote)
Jeffrey Eith .... stunt player
Greg Wayne Elam .... stunt player (as Gregg Elam)
Dean Raphael Ferrandini .... stunt player (as Dean Ferrandini)
Lulee Fisher .... stunt player
Kinnie Gibson .... stunt player
Tanner Gill .... stunt player
Joseph S. Griffo .... stunt player (as Joseph Grifto)
Jeff Habberstad .... stunt player
Red Horton .... stunt player
Claudette James .... stunt player
Rick Kahana .... stunt player
Steve Kelso .... stunt player
Rob King .... stunt player (as Robert King)
Cole S. McKay .... stunt player (as Cole McKay)
Keefe Millard .... stunt player
Joe Murphy .... stunt player (as Joseph Murphy)
Boone Narr .... stunt player
Eric Norris .... stunt coordinator: second unit
Eric Norris .... stunt player
Mike Norris .... stunt player (as Michael Norris)
Casey O'Neill .... stunt player
John O'Neill .... stunt player
Víctor Quintero .... stunt player (as Victor Quintero)
Jeff Ramsey .... stunt player
Colin Randall .... stunt player
John D. Sarviss .... stunt player (as John Sarviss)
Blake Scheifele .... stunt player
Jan Michael Shultz .... stunt player (as Jan Schultz)
John Sistrunk .... stunt player
Ryan White .... stunt player
Jim Wilkey .... stunt player
Joe Witherell .... stunt player (as Joe Witherall)
Chip Wright .... stunt player
Dave Caruthers .... stunts (uncredited)
James Ent .... stunts (uncredited)
Claudette James .... stunt double: Michele Richards (uncredited)
Marina Polla De Luca .... stunts (uncredited)
Michael Rader .... stunts (uncredited)
Ken Speed .... stunts (uncredited)
Winston West .... stunts (uncredited)
Winston West .... utility stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Carlos Arama .... grip: second unit
Jim Babb .... rigging gaffer
Hank Baumert Jr. .... second camera assistant: second unit
Erik Bernstein .... lighting technician
James Brisbin .... lighting technician
Mark Buckalew .... best boy electric
Monica Carey .... second assistant camera (as Monica Carey-Silvera)
Byron J. Cohen .... still photographer (as Byron Cohen)
Michael L. Colwell .... dolly grip (as Mike Colwell)
Michael L. Colwell .... key grip (as Mike Colwell)
Jim Davis .... camera loader
Joseph Ernst .... grip
Marcus 'Roo' Flower .... grip
Tom Fraser .... camera operator
David Garcia .... lighting technician
Alan Goldenhar .... gaffer: second unit
Bob Good .... gaffer
Jay Herron .... additional camera assistant (as Jay Heron)
Hayward Nelson .... second assistant camera: second unit (as Haywood Nelson)
Charles Newhart .... lighting technician (as Charlie Newhart)
Terry Pfrang .... additional camera assistant (as Terry Phrang)
Adam Ravetch .... second camera operator: second unit
Stephen Saunders .... grip: second unit
Joe Scanlin .... grip
Bernie Smith .... additional camera assistant
Kurt E. Soderling .... first assistant camera: second unit (as Kurt Soderling)
John M. Stephens .... director of photography: second unit (as John Stephens)
Glenn 'Bubba' Steward .... key grip: second unit
Gary Sutherland .... lighting technician
Weldon Thompson .... additional camera assistant
Johnny Wilson .... best boy grip
Jon Yirak .... first assistant camera
Micah Zarlow .... camera department intern
Erik Bernstein .... electrician (uncredited)
Sean Smith .... electrician (uncredited)
Cameron Thorburn .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Iris Hampton .... atmosphere casting
Gino Havens .... additional casting (as Geno Havens)
Carol Mentze .... casting assistant
Iris Hampton .... background casting (uncredited)
Iris Hampton .... local casting (uncredited)
Rudy Quintanilla .... assistant local casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Arlene Castillo .... wardrobe: second unit
Mari Helgeson .... set costumer
Danielle Hickman .... set costumer: second unit
Trisch Rutter .... costume supervisor (as Patricia Rutter)
 
Editorial Department
Matthew Bates .... first assistant editor (as Matt Bates)
Marci Bretts .... second assistant editor
Carl V. Dupré .... second assistant editor (as Carl Dupre)
Boyd Steer .... negative cutter
Jay Wiechman .... negative cutter
Chuck Winston .... color timer
 
Music Department
Carlo Jean-Paul Chanez .... orchestrator (as Carlo Jean Paul Chanez)
George S. Clinton .... orchestrator
Joel Iwataki .... music mixer
Joel Iwataki .... music recordist
Lisa Kauppi .... music editor
Mary M. Koetting .... music consultant
Richard Landers .... assistant engineer
Nigel Rick .... music supervisor
David J. Hohl .... music clearance (uncredited)
Chris Ledesma .... music editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Steve Boll .... driver
Joe Feeney .... transportation coordinator
Rigoberto Gonzalez .... driver (as Rigo Gonzalez)
John Hudson .... driver: honeywagon
Alan Kaminsky .... driver (as Al Kaminski)
Lawrence Morgan .... transportation coordinator
James Neilan .... driver
Al Orazi .... transportation co-captain
William E. Palmer .... transportation captain (as Billy Palmer)
Michael Richardson .... driver
John Rowe .... driver
Don 'Lightning' Strangman .... driver (as Don Strangman)
Lyn Vandeman .... driver
 
Other crew
David Allsberry .... animal trainer
Nancy Barbour .... script supervisor: second unit
Steven Belgard .... unit publicist (as Steve Belgard)
Tom Boone .... assistant location manager
Howard Brandy .... publicist
Nicole Burke .... set production assistant
Charlie Campe .... technical advisor
Cecilia Cardwell .... studio teacher
Lisa Clarkson .... dialogue coach: Mr. Norris
Troy Dennis .... technical consultant: second unit
Samuel Fox .... craft service
Geof Gibson .... location scout
Mark Habegger .... set production assistant: second unit
Darin Haggard .... set production assistant (as Darrin Haggard)
Blaine G. Houserman .... production auditor (as Blaine Houserman)
Rhonda Hyde .... set production assistant
Alan Kaminsky .... mechanic (as Al Kaminski)
Vicki Karoff .... production coordinator
Julie Kelin .... assistant production coordinator
Linda King .... craft service
Dan Leatham .... key set production assistant
Jeff Levinson .... intern
Boone Narr .... animal trainer
Boone Narr .... dog trainer: "Reno"
Monica Ochoa .... script supervisor
Incoronata Pagliuca .... assistant to producer (as Incoronata 'Inc' Pagliuca)
David Oliver Pfeil .... title designer: main titles
Judith Ransdell .... assistant production coordinator: second unit
Judith Ransdell .... production executive: Live Entertainment
Lynda Recht .... location manager (as Linda Recht)
Ron Resch .... craft service
Ron Resch .... set medic
Aniko Safran .... set production assistant
Mary Jo Salute .... office production assistant
Gregg R. Simpson .... location manager (as Gregg Simpson)
Johnny Smith .... production coordinator: second unit
Nancy Spooner .... set production assistant
Andrea Stein .... assistant auditor
Jill Thornsberry .... set production assistant: second unit
Rande Volpert .... production assistant: Los Angeles
Robert Weatherwax .... animal trainer (as Rob Weatherwax)
Winston West .... personal assistant: Mr. Norris
Mike Zammataro .... runner: Los Angeles
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer (uncredited)
Sanford Hampton .... consultant to producer (uncredited)
John D. Sarviss .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Winston West .... executive assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Malcolm Barbour .... special thanks: Barbour/Langley Productions
Michael J. Duthie .... special thanks (as Michael Duthie)
Inner Circle .... special thanks
John Langley .... special thanks: Barbour/Langley Productions
Ian Lewis .... special thanks
Bob O'Donnell .... special thanks: San Diego Police Department
Burt Quick .... special thanks: San Diego Sheriff's Department
Bob Schlotter .... special thanks: San Diego Gas & Electric
Bob Sumler .... special thanks: San Diego Fire Department
 

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Rated PG-13 for shootings and martial arts violence
Runtime:
86 min | USA:93 min (DVD)
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For the first time in 53 years, San Diego officials opened the famed Balboa Park Bell Tower to shoot several scenes. The tower hasn't been used since it appeared in Orson Welles's "Citizen Kane" in 1941.See more »
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Continuity: The fire department captain is wearing a New York fire department helmet, despite working in San Diego.See more »
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Over the top fun, 21 May 2010
Author: Meaghan Edwards from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Being a huge, lifelong dog fan, I wanted to see this movie when it originally came out, but unfortunately plans to see it were dashed. 15 years later I finally was able to get a hold of a copy while I was out shopping at Zellers, and I'm glad I did.

It was what I expected; over the top, with plenty of laughs, and better than I expected it would be. It very much reminded me of Turner and Hooch and K9. Even if you aren't a Chuck Norris fan, the brilliantly trained dog or dogs (often several dogs are used for several behaviours in shows man movies), is the star of the show and worth seeing it for Reno alone. It's not too often you see Briards being featured!

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