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Heart Condition (1990)

A racist cop receives a heart transplant from a black lawyer he hates, who returns as a ghost to ask the cop to help take down the men who murdered him.

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James D. Parriott
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Hoskins ... Jack Moony
Denzel Washington ... Napoleon Stone
Chloe Webb ... Crystal Gerrity
Roger E. Mosley ... Captain Wendt
Ja'net DuBois ... Mrs. Stone
Alan Rachins ... Dr. Posner
Ray Baker ... Harry Zara
Jeffrey Meek ... Graham
Eva LaRue ... Peisha
Frank R. Roach Frank R. Roach ... Senator Marquand
Robert Apisa Robert Apisa ... Teller
Kieran Mulroney ... Dillnick
Lisa Stahl ... Annie
Clayton Landey ... Posner's Assistant
Julia Silverman ... Staff Member
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Storyline

Jack Moony, a white cop, has it in for a black lawyer to the drug crowd, Napoleon Stone. That Stone is now dating his ex-girlfriend doesn't help matters at all. Stone is shot after Moony suffers a heart attack and wakes to find that he not only has a new heart, but that it is Stone's and that Stone's ghost is now his constant companion. Stone is insistent that Moony not only take care of his heart now but that Moony solve his murder. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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A tough cop. A dead lawyer. Every partnership has its problems. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Um Espírito Grudou em Mim See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,149,786, 4 February 1990

Gross USA:

$4,134,992

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,134,992
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Company Credits

Production Co:

New Line Cinema See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The name of the medical facility where the heart transplant was performed was the "Memorial Hospital". See more »

Goofs

When Jacky Moony is climbing the stairs with his groceries, the groceries in the paper bag shift positions in between shots. See more »

Quotes

[Stone, now in spirit form, sneezes]
Jack Moony: How can you be sick? You're dead!
Napoleon Stone: It's psychological.
[Moony laughs]
Napoleon Stone: What's so funny?
Jack Moony: A hypochondriac spook.
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Connections

Referenced in Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Geek Tragedy (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Can't Get Enough Of You Baby
Music and Lyrics by S.A. Williams
Performed by Ray Baker, Kieran Mulroney, George Kyle, Bill Applebaum
© 1989 Katja Motion Picture Corporation
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Lost Between Comedy and Crime
1 January 2016 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Los Angeles, the call girls Crystal Gerrity (Chloe Webb) and Peisha (Eva LaRue) are partying with the prominent Senator Marquand (Frank R. Roach) that has an overdose. Crystal keeps the film with the photos she had taken and together with Peisha, she meets the lawyer Napoleon Stone (Denzel Washington) that is her boyfriend. Meanwhile the racist and bigoted cop Jack Moony (Bob Hoskins) sees Stone in his car with Crystal, who was his girlfriend, and chases him despite the protest of his partner Harry Zara (Ray Baker) that wants to be promoted to detective. However Jack has a heart attack but is saved by the heart of Stone, who had a car accident. Out of the blue, Jack sees the ghost of Stone that tells him that he was murdered. Jack is forced to team-up with Stone to investigate who killed him. But no one else can see Stone but him.

"Heart Condition" is a strange film that is lost between comedy with heavy hand and crime. The plot is funny is some moments and violent in others. There are holes in the story, like for example, how Jack would explain the large amount that he had spent. In addition, this character is non-likable. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Uma Estranha Condição" ("A Strange Condition")


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