Off Beat (1986)

Off Beat


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In this charming comedy that lives up to its title, Judge Reinhold stars as Joe Gower, a librarian's assistant posing as a police officer and trying to win the heart of a beautiful police officer, Rachel Wareham (Meg Tilly). A complex chain of events is put in place when Joe agrees to help out a good friend who's a policeman by taking his place at an audition for the cop's annual benefit show. Once at the auditions, Joe falls for Rachel, who will be dancing in the benefit. Joe starts hanging out … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Comedy , Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Dezso Magyar, Mark Medoff
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as Joe Gower

as Rachel Wareham

as Abe Washington

as Pete Peterson

as Mary Ellen Gruenwald

as Neil Pepper

as Mrs. Wareham

as Dancing Cop

as Mr. Wareham

as The Commissioner

as Gun shop salesman

as Norman

as James Bonnell

as Hector

as Celestine

as Jordan

as Lou Wareham

as Ely Wareham Jr.

as Sgt. Tiegher

as Vendor

as Bank teller

as Saleslady

as Teenage Dance Studen...

as Dancing Cop

as E.S. Lieutenant

as Bank customer

as Waitress

as Car thief

as Dancing cop

as Dancing cop

as Dancing cop

as Dancing cop

as Dancing cop

as Dancing cop

as Dancing Cop

as Dancing Cop

as Dancing cop

as Dancing cop

as Dancing cop

as Dancing cop

as Dancing cop

as Dancing cop

as Dickson
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Critic Reviews for Off Beat

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 21, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Not at all -- it's pure, forgettable formulaic sitcom

July 10, 2003
Kalamazoo Gazette

Audience Reviews for Off Beat

Here's a forgettable one for ya. If anyone gets too nostalgic for the eighties, you can always have them watch this for an easy cure. Great cast though.

Christopher Brown

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