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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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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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The only thing stopping these two cops from solving the crime of the century... is each other. See more »


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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

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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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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Scully goes from having a P.O. Box and no criminal record to having a house address and a long rap sheet. See more »

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Investigator Fujitsuka Natsuo: You good cop and honorable man.
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ELECTRO-CUTIE (SHOCK IT TO ME)
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If you're from Detroit
3 May 2005 | by joseroberto29See all my reviews

The movie is worth watching if you're from Detroit or are familiar with the area, as a lot of the city's highlights are featured as scenery. It's also decent if you just have to watch Jay Leno as an actor. But there's a reason he's a show host. Pat Morita never seems confident in his role as the visiting cop. It's a little comical at first, especially if one is only familiar with his roles in the Karate Kid movies and Happy Days. Jay Leno seems overly smug as the guy who's smarter than his superiors and they resent him for it. He must have had a lot of fun driving the cars he got to in the movie. Maybe they were his own, as he is a huge auto enthusiast. It's a very clichéd cop movie that's been done dozens of times. But, no movie captures Detroit better.


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