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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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One's just a little smarter than the other. 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

The drive-by-shooting attempt on Mike Dooley at the bakery where Jerry Lee is trying to eat the cupcake out of his hand was filmed only 360 feet (33 meters) from a restaurant showcased in Diners, Drive-ins and Dives: Real Deal Italian (2008). See filming locations. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Tracy: Do you know you have an animal growing out of your pants?
Dooley: Thanks, hon. I also have a dog here.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Followed by K-911 (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

OH YEAH
Written by Boris Blank and Dieter Meier
Performed by Yello
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Products, a division of
PolyGram Records, Inc.
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One of the best canine-cop movies I've seen!!
18 June 2006 | by michaelzstuffSee all my reviews

James Belushi) is a "loose cannon" cop. He has to do everything his own way on his own time and doesn't know the meaning of the word, "team-work" But after he screws up his last bust by buying a car from a car dealer and five minutes later proceeds to crash it into a building where the bad guys are dealing dope, he is assigned a new partner, a dog! To be exact. A rouge German Shepard that wants to be treated more like a person than a dog.

Belushi is very convincing and hilarious in his role as a cop, and the dog, surprisingly (I never thought I'd write this), was a great actor and did a terrific job. Hat's off to his handler!

There are predictable and very typical cop vs. bad guy moments, but overall I thought the movie was an extremely funny cop-doggy comedy, with a very predictable but humorous ending to it.

When compared to other cop-dog movies like "Turner and Hooch," it's a credit to Belushi's comedic timing that this film wound up on the top 250!


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