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Kuffs (1992)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 10 January 1992 (USA)
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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

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

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Trivia

Trailer narrated by Percy Rodrigues. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Kuffs is trying to convince Ted to go to the Chinese laundry with him, the position of Ted's hands on the window shades changes between shots from Ted's perspective to Kuffs' perspective. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Best of the Worst: Our VHS Collection (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

I Don't Want to Live Without You
Written by GREGG TRIPP and ELLIOT WOLFF
Performed by GREGG TRIPP
Courtesy of IMPACT RECORDS, J.V.
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From The Days of the Miners and Forty Niners
27 September 2007 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

If the rather quirky and unique screen personality of Christian Slater is not your cup of tea, than I'd stay away from Kuffs. Reading the film credits before writing this review I learned that Kuffs was written specifically for Slater. I can't see anyone else this role of George Kuffs, amiable high school dropout who can't get his life together and is sponging off his big brother Bruce Boxleitner.

Boxleitner is a patrol specialist, an institution dating from the days of the Forty Niners and unique unto San Francisco. There were not enough police to enforce any semblance of law and order in a town that just mushroomed over night. The city fathers assigned specific areas to people to enforce law and order and Boxleitner has one of those districts.

But in his area, the merchants are being harassed and extorted and he's being offered a huge bribe to sell his district to some really nasty people. When he doesn't Boxleitner is killed and Christian Slater inherits his job.

Despite some really gaping holes in the plot, the film is really carried along quite nicely by Christian Slater. Others in the cast of note are Milla Jovavich as his pregnant girlfriend, Leon Rippy as the hood who murdered Boxleitner and Tony Goldwyn as the SFPD officer assigned to Slater to keep him from getting killed.

Still Kuffs is strictly a Christian Slater show and his fans will absolutely love it.


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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

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,651,055, 12 January 1992

Gross USA:

$21,142,815

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,142,815
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Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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