Universal/The Gordon Company (Lawrence Gordon & Charles
W: Steven Siegel & Scott Myers
DP: Dean Semler
Ed: Lois Freeman-Fox
Mus: Miles Goodman
James Belushi (Det. Michael Dooley), Mel Harris (Tracy), Kevin
Tighe (Lyman), Ed O'Neill (Sgt. Brannigan), Pruitt Taylor Vince (Benny the Mule)
Along with Turner & Hooch, this was one of two cop-dog
buddy pictures which came out in the late 1980's. Belushi plays an unconventional narcotics detective who gets an Alsatian as his partner to solve a drug operation. The comedy is in fits
and starts but it's enjoyable for a few of Belushi's dead pan one-liners and afantastic animal performances from the multiple German Shepherd dogs who played Jerry Lee.
guilty pleasure movie, but by no means a classic.
Two sequels followed, "K-911" and "K-9:PI", neither of which
were particularly good.