Burt Simpson (Dabney Coleman) is nearing retirement and he finds that he has a disease that will kill him within days. He then finds that his life insurance only pays off if he is killed in the line of duty. In order to leave something to his wife and children, Simpson becomes super cop, ignoring danger and trying his best to get killed.
John Vogel <email@example.com>
Getting killed ain't as easy as it looks.
See more »
Did You Know?
When "Short Time" was first shown theatrically, The Simpsons: There's No Disgrace Like Home
(1990) was shown before it. The son on The Simpsons is named Bart Simpson, and coincidentally, Dabney Coleman's character in the movie is named Burt Simpson. See more
The movie takes place in Seattle, but there are freeway signs that mention Vancouver. The movie was filmed in Vancouver, Canada. See more
You can't spend your whole life planning what'll make you happy tomorrow or you'll never be happy today. You've got to do it now.
Roll With It
Performed by Steve Winwood
Written by Steve Winwood
(uncredited), Will Jennings
(uncredited), Eddie Holland
(uncredited), Brian Holland
(uncredited) and Lamont Dozier
Courtesy of Virgin Records Limited See more