K-9 (1989) - Rotten Tomatoes

K-9 (1989)




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James Belushi stars in this cop actioner about a loner narcotics officer who has to break in a new partner. The twist here is that the new partner is barely housebroken, but he's still sharp and keeps his nose close to the ground. Dooley (Belushi), who works on the San Diego narc squad, is an eccentric guy who has pizzas delivered to his car and likes a good steak. He is working on a stakeout of a local drug dealer when he barely escapes with his life as a helicopter blows up his car. When he asks the department for a new car, they give him a new partner instead --a police dog called Jerry Lee (Jerry Lee the Dog). Jerry's good at sniffing out the criminals but Dooley doesn't really hit it off with his new partner until the pooch saves his life.

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Ed O'Neill
as Brannigan
Jerry Lee
as Jerry Lee
Cotter Smith
as Gilliam
Daniel Davis
as Halstead
John Snyder
as Freddie
Pruitt Taylor Vince
as Benny the Mule
Bob Ari
as Dr. Saunders
Alan Blumenfeld
as Rental Salesman
William Sadler
as Salesman, Don
Marjorie Bransfeld
as Receptionist
Wendel Meldrum
as Pretty Girl with Dog
John Castellanos
as Man in Rolls Royce
Coleen Morris
as Woman in Rolls Royce
Colleen Morris
as Woman in Rolls Royce
Dean Hill
as Butler
Gary Combs
as Sculley
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Critic Reviews for K-9

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (1)

K-9 is more generic and boring than being an outright disaster, but perhaps that would have been more entertaining.

May 18, 2012 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

A Doggone treat for the whole family!

April 19, 2008 | Rating: 3/5

Tom Hanks' dog flick stunk; how good do you think James Belushi's is?

April 3, 2005 | Rating: 2/5

Surprise! It's a real dog

January 11, 2004 | Rating: 1/5

If I wasn't a 'dog person' I'd give this a 0.

September 21, 2003 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for K-9

Was better went Tom Hanks do.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

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It's been a while since I've seen this.

Tim Salmons
Tim Salmons

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A good police dog movie. Well done. James Belushi plays the part of the cop very well. It isn't too silly, gross or mindless. Some of the jokes are genuinely funny. Charming.

Lafe Fredbjornson
Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

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