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Loose Cannons (1990)

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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Von Metz
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Grimmer
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Steckler
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Weskit
Robert Irvin Elliott ...
Monseigneur (as Robert Elliott)
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White Rabbit
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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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Gene Hackman is a cop who's lost his paitence. Dan Aykroyd is his partner who's lost his mind. See more »


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9 February 1990 (USA)  »

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The Von Metz Incident  »

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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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Filmed from 17 July 1988 until 23 October 1988, but unreleased until 9 February 1990. See more »

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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 »

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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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Loose Cannons
Performed by Dan Aykroyd and Katey Sagal
Written and Produced by Peter Aykroyd and Ran Ballard
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Late Saturday night I enjoyed it. A lot!
26 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

This is comedy! Sometimes people are offended by stuff like this, but really! How could anybody be offended by silliness like this? Some reviewers found Akroyds "personalities" offensive. I found them amusing as they, of course, should not be taken seriously. It's slapstick, not Ingmar Bergman!

The movie was well paced, and reasonably suspenseful as such a movie that tries to follow in the footsteps of movies like "48 hours" should be.

There's one thing I dislike about this movie, however, and that's Dom DeLouise. He tries his best to ruin this movie, as he tries to ruin every other movie I have ever seen him in. That man simply cannot act! It makes you wonder why he's in so many movies. Does anybody know?

Based on the other reviews I almost didn't watch this, but once again it shows that what's comedy for someone is not necessarily comedy for everyone.

I enjoyed it a lot this late evening, and will probably watch it again, and give it a solid 8.

Possibly because I was positively surprised after reading the other reviews...


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