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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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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

Towards the end of the movie, at Grand Central Station, when Ellis shoots Grimmer, Grimmer is facing Ellis, and falls backwards through the glass. When the scene changes views to the terminal, Grimmer falls forward through the glass. See more »

Quotes

Mac: This place looks like an explosion in a dairy.
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Satan's School for Girls (2010) See more »

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Pleasure and Love
Performed by Peter Aykroyd
Written and Produced by Peter Aykroyd
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An Unpleasant Experience
16 May 2014 | by alilmadsometimesSee all my reviews

Some movies you want to see just because you want to see how bad they are and that is the reason why I wanted to see "Loose Cannons". This movie was strange as a comedy because the jokes just weren't funny. Also as a cop-buddy movie it doesn't work due to the chemistry between it's lead actors. Gene Hackman and Dan Aykroyd play off each other like two actors who needed the money. The premise was oddly interesting which concerned a piece of Hitler memorabilia and Aykroyd as a schizo cop trying to come to grips with his demons (aka his other personalities).

What could have been an inspiring premise for something unique and twisted in the cop-buddy genre instead gets bogged down by generic action sequences, lame jokes and slapdash direction.


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