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A Japanese investigator (Morita) and a Detroit cop (Leno) team up to track down a stolen prototype turbocharger.

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Lewis Teague
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pat Morita ... Investigator Fujitsuka Natsuo
Jay Leno ... Detective Tony Costas
Chris Sarandon ... Philip Madras
Tom Noonan ... Scully
Ernie Hudson ... Shortcut
John Hancock ... Lieutenant Ryerson
Al Waxman ... Dingman
Dennis Holahan ... Derek Jarryd
Danny Kamekona ... Oshima
Soon-Tek Oh ... Kitao
Randall 'Tex' Cobb ... Kosnic
Jack Poggi Jack Poggi ... Mac
Hamadi Izzard Hamadi Izzard ... Tenement Kid
Damien Leake ... Tenement Man
Kevin Hagan Kevin Hagan ... Cop, Junkyard
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Tony Costas, a brash, obnoxious, sexist and racist Detroit cop who has long since stopped following the rules, gets told that he will have to work with Inspector Fuji, a straightlaced policeman from Japan. Fuji is in Detroit searching for a Japanese engineer who has gone to America with plans for a top secret car part. The pair naturally fail to get along at first, but as the investigation continues, they almost begin to come close to tolerating each other's presence. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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With two cops like this someone's going to die laughing! See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

27 April 1989 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Batendo de Frente See more »

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Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Filmed in 1987; released in 1989. See more »

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When Natsuo runs out of the hotel room, the camera's shadow falls on him. See more »

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Derek Jarryd: You were supposed to negotiate with him, not kill him.
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References 60 Minutes (1968) See more »

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Written by John Spinks
Performed by The Outfield
Produced by The Outfield
Courtesy of CBS Records
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The Best Movie Of All Time!
5 August 2005 | by dmar57See all my reviews

Well no, I tell a lie, this is in fact not the best movie of all time, but it is a really enjoyable movie that nobody I know has seen.

It's a buddy cop movie starring Jay Leno and Pat Morita(Mr Miyagi) with some fluff story about a missing car engine prototype or something, but that doesn't matter. the reason this movie is fun is because of the interaction between the two leads, who initially dislike and distrust each other but in a shocking twist of fate end up becoming friends. The whole culture difference thing is done quite well,in that it's fun to watch, it's completely ridiculous but in a cheesy and enjoyable kind of way. The soundtrack is cool,once again in a cheesy 80's kind of way, it suits the movie, I've been trying to find one of the songs for ages, but as I'm working from memory of what I think a few of the words were i can't seem to find it.

Another thing this movie has is the most fantastic pay off of any movie ever, but I won't give that one away, oh no! In conclusion I'd take this movie over 48 Hours\most of Eddie Murphys output including Beverly Hills cop, and whatever buddy junk Jackie Chan or Martin Lawrence have to their names. If you're looking for a buddy cop movie and are getting fed up with "straight white cop meets zany streetwise black cop" give this a shot. You might be pleasantly surprised cos this turns the whole formula upside down with "straight Japanese cop meets zany streetwise white cop".

I'm giving this 7. to be honest I like it more than that. I'd rather watch this than a lot of stuff I'd give 8. But I guess I know deep down that it's some sort of insanity that makes me like this movie.


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