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Heart Condition (1990)

A racist cop receives a heart transplant from a black lawyer he hates, who returns as a ghost to ask the cop to help take down the men who murdered him.

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James D. Parriott
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Hoskins ... Jack Moony
Denzel Washington ... Napoleon Stone
Chloe Webb ... Crystal Gerrity
Roger E. Mosley ... Captain Wendt
Ja'net DuBois ... Mrs. Stone
Alan Rachins ... Dr. Posner
Ray Baker ... Harry Zara
Jeffrey Meek ... Graham
Eva LaRue ... Peisha
Frank R. Roach Frank R. Roach ... Senator Marquand
Robert Apisa Robert Apisa ... Teller
Kieran Mulroney ... Dillnick
Lisa Stahl ... Annie
Clayton Landey ... Posner's Assistant
Julia Silverman ... Staff Member
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Storyline

Jack Moony, a white cop, has it in for a black lawyer to the drug crowd, Napoleon Stone. That Stone is now dating his ex-girlfriend doesn't help matters at all. Stone is shot after Moony suffers a heart attack and wakes to find that he not only has a new heart, but that it is Stone's and that Stone's ghost is now his constant companion. Stone is insistent that Moony not only take care of his heart now but that Moony solve his murder. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Um Espírito Grudou em Mim See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$4,134,992
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Production Co:

New Line Cinema See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is the only theatrical film either written or directed by James D. Parriott. See more »

Goofs

When Mooney and Stone's mother are standing at the foot of the bed and Mooney opens his shirt, you can see Stone's mother's hand on his chest, but in the next shot, she is just now reaching for his chest. See more »

Quotes

Jack Moony: You go to hell!
Napoleon Stone: That's what I'm trying to avoid.
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Soundtracks

Can't Get Enough Of You Baby
Music and Lyrics by S.A. Williams
Performed by Ray Baker, Kieran Mulroney, George Kyle, Bill Applebaum
© 1989 Katja Motion Picture Corporation
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Disheartening
20 August 2018 | by view_and_reviewSee all my reviews

This movie was a bit mercurial--it started of terrible, then it seemed as if it was going to be a decent movie, then it changed for the worse.

Racist officer Jack Moony (Bob Hoskins) suffers a heart attack and receives a heart transplant from African-American lawyer Napoleon Stone (Denzel Washington). In came the extremely racist and crude jokes from his coworkers. This heart transplant came with more than bad jokes it came with the ghost of Napoleon Stone.

Initially, Denzel was hamming it up as Napoleon and it was uncomfortable to watch Denzel behave in such a manner. Then, the movie seemed to take a turn for the best: the dialogue got better, the plot made sense and all was right. Then, just as suddenly the movie became a chore to watch. The plot had holes and characters were behaving badly. The movie fizzled out even if it was a happy ending.


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