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Downtown (1990)

Police Officer Alex Kearney works in a rich, plush suburb of Philadelphia. When he stops an important businessman and his story of the incident is not believed, he is sent to work Downtown,... See full summary »

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Alex Kearney
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Dennis Curren
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Lori Mitchell
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White
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Jerome Sweet
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Mickey Witlin
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Lt. Sam Parral
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Lowell Harris
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Luisa Diaz
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Inspector Ben Glass (as Frank McCarthy)
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Ephraim Cain
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Skip Markowitz
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Police Officer Alex Kearney works in a rich, plush suburb of Philadelphia. When he stops an important businessman and his story of the incident is not believed, he is sent to work Downtown, the most dangerous, crime-filled precinct in the city. Everyone there is sure that this 'by the book', pampered, suburban cop is going to get himself, and whoever is assigned as his partner, killed. Detective Dennis Curren, draws the unfortunate 'babysitting' assignment. But when Alex's best friend is killed investigating a stolen car, Alex throws the book out the window tracking down the killer. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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12 January 1990 (USA)  »

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Deux flics à Downtown  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,346,150
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The First Film Of The 1990s. See more »

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When White pulls up to them on the freeway to shoot Dennis, the passenger side window is down, but during the shot where he pulls abreast of them to open fire, he rolls the passenger window down. See more »

Quotes

Henry Coleman: A fuck-up. Another goddamn, four-star, class-A fuck-up! Every backward candy-ass shit-for-brains fuck-up in the city, I get 'em. Not Wynnefield, not South Philly, not Germantown, me!
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Referenced in Crazy People (1990) See more »

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CATCH A WAVE
Written by Brian Wilson
Performed by The Beach Boys
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
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A well-done 80's Comedy with the swing of great action
30 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

Here is another of my personal favourites 80's comedies. A solid production with a marvellous Anthony Edwards and a bad-ass Forest Whitaker. Lots of the scenes have an unique Choreography.

A good surprise for 80's fans!!


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