George Kuffs, 21, leaves a pregnant girlfriend. He visits his brother Brad to bum money off him. Brad's shot and George IDs the killer at SFPD but to no avail. He inherits Brad's patrol district. He keeps it to get the killer.

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Bruce A. Evans
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Slater ... George Kuffs
Milla Jovovich ... Maya Carlton
Ric Roman Waugh ... Hood (as Ric Waugh)
Steve Holladay Steve Holladay ... Hood
Chad Randall Chad Randall ... Hood
Clarke Coleman Clarke Coleman ... Hood
Leon Rippy ... Kane
Craig Benton Craig Benton ... Paint Store Owner
Ashley Judd ... Wife of Paint Store Owner
Bruce Boxleitner ... Brad Kuffs
Joshua Cadman ... Bill Donnelly
Mary Ellen Trainor ... Nikki Allyn
Aki Aleong ... Mr. Chang
Henry G. Sanders ... Building Owner
Dom Magwili Dom Magwili ... Restaurant Owner
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George Kuffs didn't finish high-school, just lost his job and his girlfriend who still is in college is pregnant. Since he can't see how he can support her, he thinks she is better off without him. So he visits his elder brother, Brad, to squeze him for a loan so he can go to Brazil where there's a gold-rush going on. Unfortunately Brad is killed and George is suddenly the owner of Brad's "patrol special" district. Written by Lars J. Aas <larsa@colargol.edb.tih.no>

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When you have attitude - who needs experience?

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Action | Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Alexandra Paul appears as the chief's wife with a not so little part although is not recognised in the credits. See more »

Goofs

When Kane is in Kuffs' apartment, Kuffs is looking for his gun. He opens a kitchen draw and leaves it open, the shot changes and the drawer is now shut. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Maya: [breathless] George...
George Kuffs: Uh huh.
Maya: I'm pregnant, George.
George Kuffs: Are you sure?
Maya: Yes.
George Kuffs: Well, how long?
Maya: Over 2 months.
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Alternate Versions

German video version is cut for violence (ca. 4 minutes) to secure a "Not under 12" rating. See more »

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Need for Speed
Written by JIMI HUGHES
Performed by REGULATORS
Under license from POLYGRAM SPECIAL PRODUCTS, a division of POLYGRAM GROUP DISTRIBUTION, INC.
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A truly fun movie
25 April 2003 | by Timberwolf788See all my reviews

This is one of the best action-comedy movies that I have ever seen. The movie is full of hilarious one-liners, and action too. The plot is very original, not like a scheme I have ever seen in a cop film before. Don't watch this movie expecting it to be like Lethal Weapon, this isn't a film to be taken seriously. It's about a young, renegade 20-year old who takes over a special police unit after his brother, who ran the unit, was killed. This is a good action-comedy that will keep you laughing through the whole film. And Milla Jovovich is in it to boot...yeah, I'm a guy, sue me.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hero Wanted See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,651,055, 12 January 1992

Gross USA:

$21,142,815

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,142,815
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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