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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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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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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A rare, obscure pistol known as the "Gyrojet" featured prominently in the film. According to the dialogue, it was used because it was "very hard to trace." See more »

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As Natsuo and Costas crawl out of the rolled over Toyota rental car, a roll bar is visible underneath them. See more »

Quotes

Scully: You forgot the prototype - now you're gonna die.
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Featured in Reaction & Review: Collision Course (2011) See more »

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Written by John Spinks
Performed by The Outfield
Produced by The Outfield
Courtesy of CBS Records
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Absolute Corker
3 November 2001 | by Lollie69See all my reviews

When I saw the cover of this movie on the $2 rack at Blockbuster video, I absolutely cacked myself laughing and had to buy it. After about two years of keeping it under a table leg to stop the wobble, I finally watched it. Now, it wasn't the best movie I've seen but it sure kept me entertained. Stereotypical, yes.. Lame, absolutely.. but it was so damn funny. The 80's style car chase, the way Jay Leno seemed to forget that he'd been shot in the leg, the cheesey ending... brilliant! It was fun, it was action packed and it brought a tear to my eye.My favourite part would have to have been Tony and the guy from Karate Kid sitting in the kitchen getting sloshed. If you come across this gem in the video store or if it's coming on tele, don't pass up the opportunity to watch it. As long as your expectations aren't too high, you'll love Collision Course.


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