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Meet the two toughest cops in town. One's just a little smarter than the other.
"Jerry Lee is a four-legged Burt Reynolds, just made for fast cars and chase scenes... Rita Kempley, Washington Post
|Thomas dooley, an unorthodox narcotics cop, is one step away from nailing a prominenet socialite in a $50 million cocaine bust. Branded as too crazy to partner with, superbly trained german shepard police dog with best nose in the drug-busting business.|
A narcotics cop (James Belushi) deemed too crazy to team with anybody is given a headstrong German Shepherd (Jerry Lee) as a partner. The pair, while trying to understand each other, also try to bust a big businessman who is an even bigger cocaine dealer.
Cast & Crew
While trying to break up a big drug ring, Maverick cop Dooley meets his new partner: a German shepherd police dog. Although Dooley is initially hostile to the idea of a canine partner, he develops a begrudging respect for the dedicated pooch.
New York Times
"...Surefire dog tricks and breezy pacing..."
Los Angeles Times
"...It's enjoyable, thanks not only to its charismatic duo, but also to the skilled comedy direction of Rod Daniel..."
Washington Post 0 of 10
Benji begone. There's a new wag in Hollywood -- Jerry Lee, who's got this year's Patsy (dogdom's Oscar) collared with his bow-wowser of a performance opposite Jim Belushi in K-9... The writers -- Scott Myers... and Steven Siegel-- follow the formula in their first script. Belushi is fetching, though he plays a cliche. But the movie would roll over and play dead without the talented German Shepherd. Lassie was classy and Benji beguiling, but Jerry Lee is a four-legged Burt Reynolds, just made for fast cars and chase scenes. Trainer Karl Lewis Miller deserves more credit than director Rod Daniel, the brains behind that lycanthropic comedy Teen Wolf. Just turn that camera on Jerry Lee, playing peekaboo from behind those big fuzzy paws, and you've got motion picture magic. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you might even feel like scratching.
- Rita Kempley