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Loose Cannons (1990)

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An unconventional cop who doesn't take any bull, is paired up with an amazing detective to capture some powerful criminals but the cop soon realizes that his by the book partner has split personality disorder.

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Bob Clark
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Aykroyd ... Ellis Fielding
Gene Hackman ... MacArthur Stern
Dom DeLuise ... Harry Gutterman
Ronny Cox ... Smiley
Nancy Travis ... Riva
Robert Prosky ... Von Metz
Paul Koslo ... Grimmer
Dick O'Neill ... Captain
Jan Tríska ... Steckler
Leon Rippy ... Weskit
Robert Irvin Elliott Robert Irvin Elliott ... Monseigneur (as Robert Elliott)
Herb Armstrong ... Cheshire Cat
Robert Dickman ... White Rabbit
David Alan Grier ... Drummond
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Rachel
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Storyline

Mac, the two fisted savy cop finds that he's being saddled with a new partner, a known burn out, to work with him on a new and difficult case. The new partner is, Ellis, an amazing detective, one who puts Sherlock Holmes to shame with his lightning fast deductions. Ellis has a couple of problems. He keeps assuming the personalities of entire casts of Television shows. This can be a problem when people begin shooting at them. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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A comedy with personality... Lots of them! See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Von Metz Incident See more »

Filming Locations:

Wilmington, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,239,830, 11 February 1990, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,585,154
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Company Credits

Production Co:

TriStar Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ellis and MacArthur approach the Capital Building and go inside. The interior, however, is actually the interior of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC. See more »

Goofs

When Grimmer is shot, he begins to turn as he reaches the stained glass, so he WOULD fall forward through the glass. See more »

Quotes

Mac: Mr. Gutterman come out of recovery yet?
Nurse: Mr. Gutterman? Oh, you mean the whale from hell?
Harry 'The Hippo' Gutterman: Nurse!
Nurse: Right on cue. Room 116. Help yourself.
Harry 'The Hippo' Gutterman: Help!
Mac: Aren't you going to go in and see what's wrong with him?
Nurse: I'd rather set my head on fire and have it put out with a sledgehammer.
Harry 'The Hippo' Gutterman: Nurse!
Mac: I'd like to see that actually.
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Connections

Featured in Shooting the Police: Cops on Film (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

The Theme from The Love Boat
Written by Charles Fox (as Charlie Fox) and Paul Williams
Performed by Dan Aykroyd (uncredited)
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I absolutely liked it
27 November 2009 | by zoeisdead2002See all my reviews

It was funny and witty and Gene Hackman and Dan Akyroyd are balls of laughter in the film. I'm a fan of buddy cop films, I always look forward to a buddy cop film, from 48 hours to lethal weapon and the dirty harry series; the buddy cop films are a blast.

Dom Deluise is hilarious, a Mel Brooks regular putting in that usual fat charm that made him funny in the first place to good use in this typical but funny caper.

The story is as clichéd as what you see in an 80's/90's cop film; A murder was committed and two cops with different personalities learn to cope with their differences to break the case and shoot-up bad guys. Now I can't say its original but I like the shoot em ups and this was a good shoot em up film. The car chases were inventive and the scene of the train being hijacked from men on helicopters was a well directed action scene. It focused on the humor but didn't ignore the action. The acting was good, Hackman is always great to watch on screen and Dan is a good partner combination.


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