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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

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


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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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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Runtime:

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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Detective Tony Costas: Stop that garment bag!
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Connections

Edited into 2 Everything 2 Terrible Tokyo Drift (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

CAN YOU FEEL THE FRICTION
Written by David Taylor, Norma Jean Bell and Arnell Carmichael
Performed by Norma Jean Bell
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Pure Fun
22 August 2002 | by JPTrittereySee all my reviews

Okay, I know I shouldn't like this movie but I do. From Pat Morita's loveable interpretation of a Japanese stereotype to Jay Leno's annoying yell, I laughed throughout this movie.As long as you take into account that this is not the best movie in the world, it's a good mvie.

My favorite part is Morita talking to his boss in Tokyo with the drinking a close second.


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