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Heart Condition (1990)

A racist cop receives a heart transplant from a black lawyer he hates, who returns as a ghost to ask the cop to help take down the men who murdered him.

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James D. Parriott
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Hoskins ... Jack Moony
Denzel Washington ... Napoleon Stone
Chloe Webb ... Crystal Gerrity
Roger E. Mosley ... Captain Wendt
Ja'net DuBois ... Mrs. Stone
Alan Rachins ... Dr. Posner
Ray Baker ... Harry Zara
Jeffrey Meek ... Graham
Eva LaRue ... Peisha
Frank R. Roach Frank R. Roach ... Senator Marquand
Robert Apisa Robert Apisa ... Teller
Kieran Mulroney ... Dillnick
Lisa Stahl ... Annie
Clayton Landey ... Posner's Assistant
Julia Silverman ... Staff Member
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Storyline

Jack Moony, a white cop, has it in for a black lawyer to the drug crowd, Napoleon Stone. That Stone is now dating his ex-girlfriend doesn't help matters at all. Stone is shot after Moony suffers a heart attack and wakes to find that he not only has a new heart, but that it is Stone's and that Stone's ghost is now his constant companion. Stone is insistent that Moony not only take care of his heart now but that Moony solve his murder. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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A tough cop. A dead lawyer. Every partnership has its problems. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Um Espírito Grudou em Mim See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,149,786, 4 February 1990

Gross USA:

$4,134,992

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,134,992
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Company Credits

Production Co:

New Line Cinema See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At around the 1h 24 mins mark, when Crystal and her baby are being forced/pushed back onto the sofa, the statement "Rega, rega" can be heard. This is Hebrew for "wait, wait" or "wait a moment", the translation depending on context. The words are use and pronounced correctly too, with the right inflection that a Hebrew speaker would use. See more »

Goofs

When Jacky Moony is climbing the stairs with his groceries, the groceries in the paper bag shift positions in between shots. See more »

Quotes

[after Moony has another heart attack]
Napoleon Stone: I know we got issues, but rejecting your heart isn't going to make things easier, now is it?
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References First Blood (1982) See more »

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Uzube Nami Baba
Performed by Ladysmith Black Mambazo,
Published by Shissa International
Courtesy of Gallo GRC Records
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Average action comedy with an exceptional pair : Washington and Hoskins
8 June 2006 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

The tale concerns about Mooney , a bigoted police officer (Bob Hoskins) from Los Angeles who has problems with his captain(Roger E. Mosley). Mooney pursues a debonair ,elegant though mobster black lawyer(Denzel Washington) named Stone whose slogan is live fully while you may reckon not the cost . When Stone is dating his ex-fiancée (Chloe Webb) is seen by Mooney . Soon afterwards Stone is shot and deceased , meanwhile Mooney suddenly suffers a stroke . When he wakes , the Stone's heart has been transplanted and his ghost is now his constant companion , hoping the cop will help to avenge his killing .

The picture is a fantastic action/comedy in which there are suspense , humor, an enjoyable romance, bemusing fantasy and results to be quite entertaining . However , the screenplay is sometimes ridiculous, drags in some places and full of unlikely situations . The protagonist duo is good , as nice acting by Bob Hoskins in a comic role such as in ¨ Roger Rabbit (Robert Zemeckis)¨ , nevertheless he usually plays dramatic characters (¨ Neal Jordan's Monalisa¨) , Denzel Washington is fine but his specialty turns out to be the strong and tough roles . The production film is in charge of ¨New Line Cinema (Robert Shaye)¨ ,nowadays an important producing company with enormous success . The motion picture is regularly directed by James D. Parriott. The flick will appeal to Denzel Washington fans and fantastic comedy lovers. Rating : Acceptable, passable and amusing.


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