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Partners (1982)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 30 April 1982 (USA)
A straight police detective is unnerved when ordered to go undercover with a gay police clerk, as a couple, to solve a series of murders in the gay community.

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Cast

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Sgt. Benson
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Kerwin
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Chief Wilkins
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Jill
Jay Robinson ...
Halderstam
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Clara
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Walter
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Monroe
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Douglas
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Edward K. Petersen
Jennifer Ashley ...
Secretary
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Al
Tony March ...
Aide #2
Seamon Glass ...
Gillis
Steven Reisch ...
Counter Boy
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Storyline

Benson is a police detective. After a series of murders in the Gay community he is ordered to go undercover with a gay police clerk named Kerwin as his partner. In order to be noticed they have to be flamboyant enough to attract attention which Benson finds rather disturbing. Can an uptight heterosexual and a mousey homosexual form a meaningful relationship? Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Benson is a cop who wants to clean up the streets...His partner just wants to redecorate. See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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30 April 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Algo más que colegas  »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,318,801 (USA) (2 May 1982)

Gross:

$6,062,898 (USA)
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This movie was frequently described as Cruising (1980) meets The Odd Couple (1968). See more »

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Pull-down blinds in the photographer's darkroom aren't anywhere close to being able to shut out the light that would ruin film she was developing. See more »

Quotes

Benson: Let me ask you something Sir. Why did you choose me for this job?
Chief Wilkins: Because you're a good cop, Benson, a real good cop. And because of your cute ass.
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Connections

Featured in The Celluloid Closet (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Call Me
Lyrics by Debbie Harry and music by Giorgio Moroder
Performed by Blondie
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records
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touching and fun
18 July 2003 | by (Europe) – See all my reviews

I think "Partners" is an absolutely sweet movie, well balanced with a great John Hurt and the ending is really, really touching *tissues* ^_~ (and for the record, no I'm not a gay man, I'm a het gurl ^^)


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