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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.

Director:

Lewis Teague
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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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Not So Much A Lethal Weapon, More Of A Liability! See more »


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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 »

Goofs

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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Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.152 (2012) 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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I Thought It was a great movie.
7 June 2003 | by Sean_KatakuriSee all my reviews

This movie had faded as one of those 1980's action comedy films. I saw it many years ago and I thought it was great. For awhile I was looking for it but no luck. It was one HBO but I always missed it. One day I caught the whole thing. As time went on Movies like Rush Hour come and still it doesn't remind people of Collision Course. Collision Course is The Rush Hour of the past we would never forget. This is a movie I will never forget. I am an 80's man, so, that's another reason why I like this Film. The comedy between the two cops (Leno and Morita) are great and make a much better team than those other cops (Tucker and Chan). The Characters seem more alive and active. Rush Hour is mostly talk. I great film for all family members.8 out of 10.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

27 April 1989 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby

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1.85 : 1
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