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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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A tough cop. A dead lawyer. Every partnership has its problems. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

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

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,149,786, 4 February 1990

Gross USA:

$4,134,992

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,134,992
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Company Credits

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

Brian Dennehy, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman, and Dennis Hopper were all considered for the role of Jack Moony, but they were each busy with other projects before Bob Hoskins was cast in the role. 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

[after Moony has another heart attack]
Napoleon Stone: I know we got issues, but rejecting your heart isn't going to make things easier, now is it?
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Referenced in Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Geek Tragedy (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Funk It
Music and Lyrics by Anthony Williams and Anthony 'Wink' Atkinson
Performed by Anthony 'Wink' Atkinson and Deidre Harris
© 1989 Katja Motion Picture Corporation
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Boop-Boop-Boo-Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep...
9 April 2001 | by MicheauxSee all my reviews

An easy way to tick off Hoskins or Washington when you meet them may be your mentioning of this movie to them. I saw it at it's Los Angeles premiere and it contained ONE funny scene, which consisted of Hoskins trying to wrest a cheeseburger from spirit Washington. The movie was unfunny, racially offensive(I didn't appreciate the "endowment" comment that Washington made) and dramatically untrue in spots(if a mother just lost her son, would she be discussing her child's sexual habits with ANYONE, especially a stranger?).

It would have been a completely forgettable experience had it not been for Hoskins and Washington. They do not elevate this movie, for no one really could, but it sticks in the mind as a film that makes you wonder why these talented actors decided to do it in the first place.

People are comparing this to "Ghost" and that is indeed not without merit, however, for more enjoyable movies with ghosts, I would suggest "The Ghost Goes West" with Robert Donat and Eugene Pallette or for a more romantic turn, "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir.


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