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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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Meet the two toughest cops in town. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Details

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Lyman's car is a Maserati Quattroporte Tipo AM 330. See more »

Goofs

In the hotel restaurant we hear Jerry Lee 'drinking' the tea through a straw but the level in the glass does not change even after the cut. See more »

Quotes

Brannigan: You think you got problems? I gotta to take my wife and kids on vacation. I've got a plane to catch in 3 hours.
Dooley: Plane? You said plane?
Brannigan: But I ain't gonna catch the plane because I gotta wait here for the SWAT team.
Dooley: Can I have the dog if I get you on the plane? You're airborne, you're airborne!
Brannigan: I'll tell you what, you get me on the plane and you can marry the goddamn dog!
Dooley: You got it!
Brannigan: Goddamn lunatic!
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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 »


Soundtracks

MAIN TITLE (THEME FROM
JAWS")"
Music composed by John Williams
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Predictable but fun man-and-dog buddy movie
4 June 2010 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I do agree the story is predictable, and the ending didn't quite excite or move me. However, it does work surprisingly well as a man-and-dog buddy movie. The film is at least nice to watch, the soundtrack is decent, the direction is good and the script does have a few laughs that makes the experience enjoyable. And the acting is very spirited- Jerry-Lee is the star of the show, very well trained and cute, while James Belushi is always watchable and Mel Harris is appealing and sexy.

Overall, this is a surprisingly good buddy movie with enough humorous moments and spirited performances to make it worth watching. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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