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To stop an elusive criminal, a maverick detective enlists the aid of a police dog who's an unusually intelligent smart alec.

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Rod Daniel

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Belushi ... Dooley (as James Belushi)
Mel Harris ... Tracy
Kevin Tighe ... Lyman
Ed O'Neill ... Brannigan
Rando ... Jerry Lee
James Handy ... Byers
Daniel Davis ... Halstead
Cotter Smith ... Gilliam
John Snyder ... Freddie
Pruitt Taylor Vince ... Benny the Mule
Sherman Howard ... Dillon
Jeff Allin ... Chad
David Haskell David Haskell ... Doctor
Alan Blumenfeld ... Rental Salesman
William Sadler ... Salesman Don (as Bill Sadler)
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Storyline

The extravagant cop Michael Dooley needs some help to fight a drug dealer who has tried to kill him. A "friend" gives him a dog named Jerry Lee, who has been trained to smell drugs. With his help, Dooley sets out to put his enemy behind the bars, but Jerry Lee has a personality of his own and works only when he wants to. On the other hand, the dog is quite good at destroying Dooley's car, house and sex-life... Written by Flavio Rizzardi <spillo@maya.dei.unpid.it>

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Meet the two toughest cops in town. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

K-nino See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$43,247,647

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$78,247,647
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Detective Dooley is the name of James Belushi's character. In "Little Shop of Horrors (1986)", he took over a small role from actor Paul Dooley. See more »

Goofs

As Jerry Lee comes out of the car wash, he is approached by a man with one blue and one pink towel. However, when the camera switches to a closer view the man now has two pink towels See more »

Quotes

Brannigan: You think you got problems? I gotta to take my wife and kids on vacation. I've got a plane to catch in 3 hours.
Dooley: Plane? You said plane?
Brannigan: But I ain't gonna catch the plane because I gotta wait here for the SWAT team.
Dooley: Can I have the dog if I get you on the plane? You're airborne, you're airborne!
Brannigan: I'll tell you what, you get me on the plane and you can marry the goddamn dog!
Dooley: You got it!
Brannigan: Goddamn lunatic!
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Crazy Credits

Jerry Lee is played by Rando, not Jerry Lee, as credited at the end. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Jimmy Hollywood (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

IKO IKO
Written by Barbara Ann Hawkins (as Hawkins), Joe Jones (as Jones), Rosa Lee Hawkins (as Hawkins),
Marilyn Jones (as Johnson), Sharon Jones (as Jones) and Jessie Thomas (as Thomas)
Performed by Amy Holland
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I Love It
24 January 2004 | by TheHigSee all my reviews

As a young child, K-9 was one of my favourite films, and although my tastes have matured with time, this is still a very funny film, with one of the most underrated actors ever, James Belushi. Playing the superb Bill Murray deadpan style, but usually as a cop, rather than Murray's humorous loser roles, Belushi is a likeable dodgy cop. The end scene in the hospital is the best man and dog conversation ever, although Jerry Lee jumping in the poodle's car runs it pretty close.

My rating : 9 out of 10


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