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 <email@example.com>
At the dinner party given by the gangster, there is a butler walking across a room behind a doorway. The butler was Michael J.R. Gill who was working with the catering staff hired for the film. After the filming, he actually served the food used in the scene to the cast and crew. Gill was not an actor, but was actually a real English butler and for seven years was butler to British actor Laurence Harvey, prior to his death. See more »
When Dooley takes the dog to the hospital, he is seen placing his gun on the table at the head of the bed on which he lays the dog. In the very next scene just a second later, as the dog is being wheeled out to be operated on, the gun is back in his holster although he was never seen putting it there. See more »
Dooley, what is it about me that makes you so passionate?
Well, it's not your looks, Lyman. I guess it's your job.
And knowing your methods of law enforcement, I don't suppose that you have a search warrant?
Dog ate it. You can hang around his tail for an hour.
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Jerry Lee is played by Rando, not Jerry Lee, as credited at the end. See more »
The UK theatrical version was cut by 21 secs to secure a "12" rating and removed descriptions of a "Colombian Necktie". The 15 rated video version was uncut and the 12 rated DVD is also intact. See more »
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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