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Collision Course (1989)

A Japanese investigator (Morita) and a Detroit cop (Leno) team up to track down a stolen prototype turbocharger.

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Lewis Teague
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pat Morita ... Investigator Fujitsuka Natsuo
Jay Leno ... Detective Tony Costas
Chris Sarandon ... Philip Madras
Tom Noonan ... Scully
Ernie Hudson ... Shortcut
John Hancock ... Lieutenant Ryerson
Al Waxman ... Dingman
Dennis Holahan ... Derek Jarryd
Danny Kamekona ... Oshima
Soon-Tek Oh ... Kitao
Randall 'Tex' Cobb ... Kosnic
Jack Poggi Jack Poggi ... Mac
Hamadi Izzard Hamadi Izzard ... Tenement Kid
Damien Leake ... Tenement Man
Kevin Hagan Kevin Hagan ... Cop, Junkyard
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Storyline

Tony Costas, a brash, obnoxious, sexist and racist Detroit cop who has long since stopped following the rules, gets told that he will have to work with Inspector Fuji, a straightlaced policeman from Japan. Fuji is in Detroit searching for a Japanese engineer who has gone to America with plans for a top secret car part. The pair naturally fail to get along at first, but as the investigation continues, they almost begin to come close to tolerating each other's presence. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

27 April 1989 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Batendo de Frente See more »

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Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In 1989, Pat Morita guest-starred on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962), with Jay Leno as guest host. They said the movie ran out of money on the last day of filming, with key scenes waiting to be shot and no budget for editing and post-production. See more »

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When Natsuo runs out of the hotel room, the camera's shadow falls on him. See more »

Quotes

Investigator Fujitsuka Natsuo: You good cop and honorable man.
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References Good Guys Wear Black (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

BACK TOGETHER (THEME FROM COLLISION COURSE)
Written and Produced by Jerry Knight and Aaron Zigman
Performed by Deniece Williams
Courtesy of CBS Records
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Watch "The Tonight Show" Instead.
23 May 2005 | by tfrizzellSee all my reviews

Japanese detective Pat Morita travels to Detroit and gets to work with wild cop Jay Leno in this dull bore. The duo are after a prototype supercharger for automobiles that is going to be used for shady purposes. Chris Sarandon is on hand as the quietly deviant mastermind and Tom Noonan is his most trusted thug. Poorly written dribble and unspectacular direction do nothing to help out the oddball combination of Leno and Morita being teamed together. Another in the long line of cop buddy flicks that came a dime a dozen in that magical cinematic decade that was the 1980s. Effectively killed any real opportunity Leno had to become a mainstay in American movie-houses. 2 stars out of 5.


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