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K-9 (1989)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 28 April 1989 (USA)
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To stop an elusive criminal, a maverick detective enlists the aid of a police dog who's an unusually intelligent smart alec.

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Rod Daniel

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Belushi ... Dooley (as James Belushi)
Mel Harris ... Tracy
Kevin Tighe ... Lyman
Ed O'Neill ... Brannigan
Rando ... Jerry Lee
James Handy ... Byers
Daniel Davis ... Halstead
Cotter Smith ... Gilliam
John Snyder ... Freddie
Pruitt Taylor Vince ... Benny the Mule
Sherman Howard ... Dillon
Jeff Allin ... Chad
David Haskell David Haskell ... Doctor
Alan Blumenfeld ... Rental Salesman
William Sadler ... Salesman Don (as Bill Sadler)
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Storyline

The extravagant cop Michael Dooley needs some help to fight a drug dealer who has tried to kill him. A "friend" gives him a dog named Jerry Lee, who has been trained to smell drugs. With his help, Dooley sets out to put his enemy behind the bars, but Jerry Lee has a personality of his own and works only when he wants to. On the other hand, the dog is quite good at destroying Dooley's car, house and sex-life... Written by Flavio Rizzardi <spillo@maya.dei.unpid.it>

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One's just a little smarter than the other. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

K-nino See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,471,035, 30 April 1989

Gross USA:

$43,247,647

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$78,247,647
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The game played by Dooley in his car is a Game and Watch from Nintendo. The game is called "Manhole" second version released in 1983. See more »

Goofs

In the last scene when Dooley is driving to Las Vegas you can see the reflection of the crew and camera in his sunglasses. See more »

Quotes

Dooley: Alright, let's get one thing straight: The woman is mine! Now we're both members of the animal kingdom. You know that and I know that. And we both know that this thing is really primal. So if you think you're such a badass you just try that one more time and you're gonna end up in a pet cemetary! You remember the movie Old Yeller? You remember when they shot him in the end? I didn't cry! Now come on!
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Crazy Credits

Jerry Lee is played by Rando, not Jerry Lee, as credited at the end. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK theatrical version was cut by 21 secs to secure a "12" rating and removed descriptions of a "Colombian Necktie". The 15 rated video version was uncut and the 12 rated DVD is also intact. See more »

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I FEEL GOOD
Written by James Brown
Performed by James Brown
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Products, a division of
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Buddy movie about a special couple , a cop and his dog .
5 January 2005 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

The picture talks about James Belushi a quirky policeman who develops lonely his mission with the aim to track down an important drug peddler (Kevin Thige). The police chief (James Handy) assigns him as couple , a hound dog (Jerry Lee was played by Rando, a 3-year-old German Shepherd from West Germany and trained for 3 months) . They will have to confront deal of dangers while his fiancée (Mel Harris) is abducted .

The motion picture is a particular buddy movie because the starring are one person and one dog , the comedy and giggles regarding both of them are interminable . Over 40 dogs were considered but none of the American German Shepherds were deemed suitable . A year-long search was held to find the right dog for the role . The dog chosen , Rando , learned to understand commands in English . There's a previous picture concerning to similar theme upon policeman-dog relationship : ¨Turner and Hooch¨ , both of them are similar , though I think the best results to be the film featured by Tom Hanks.

The flick blends humor , action-packed , car pursuits , tongue-in-cheek , it's amusing but there are moments that is a little boring but when the dog appears is enough bemusing . The film obtained success at the box office ; however , ten years later , the same starring James Belushi and the dog (or different dog because had deceased) made a second part what failed and was direct-to-video . Subsequently had a third part that was another flop . The flick will appeal to action comedy buffs and dog lovers. Rating : Average 5'5/10


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