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Short Time (1990)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 4 May 1990 (USA)
When a police detective thinks he is dying and learns that his life insurance pays out more if he dies in the line of duty, he tries to make that happen.

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Gregg Champion
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dabney Coleman ... Burt Simpson
Matt Frewer ... Ernie Dills
Teri Garr ... Carolyn Simpson
Barry Corbin ... Captain
Joe Pantoliano ... Scalese
Xander Berkeley ... Stark
Rob Roy Rob Roy ... Dan Miller
Kaj-Erik Eriksen ... Dougie Simpson
Tony Pantages Tony Pantages ... Vito
Sam Malkin Sam Malkin ... Hostage Man
Wes Tritter Wes Tritter ... Coffin Salesman
Kim Kondrashoff ... Michael Lutz
Paul Jarrett ... Jonas Lutz
Dee Jay Jackson ... Spivak (as Deejay Jackson)
Paul Batten Paul Batten ... Dr. Goldman
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Storyline

Burt Simpson (Dabney Coleman) is nearing retirement and he finds that he has a disease that will kill him within days. He then finds that his life insurance only pays off if he is killed in the line of duty. In order to leave something to his wife and children, Simpson becomes super cop, ignoring danger and trying his best to get killed. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Taglines:

Getting killed ain't as easy as it looks. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asesíneme, por favor See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$4,010,647
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Gladden Entertainment See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Despite a Region 2 DVD release by Carlton International Media UK in 2002, the film was never released on a Region 1 DVD. It only had a VHS and Laserdisc release by Live Home Video in the United States. However, it will play on a computer with a DVD ROM drive. Computers can play any video format and region encoding. See more »

Goofs

During the first locker room scene. (open matte 4:3 "Fullscreen" version only) See more »

Quotes

Carl Stark: Burt is chasing Stark up a long stairwell in an office building. Stark is a few flights above Burt. He throws a hand grenade down the stairs. It lands right in front of Burt. Burt shouts with elation that he is finally going to die. The grenade rolls away and falls down the middle of the stairwell exploding harmlessly far below. Stark looks down and says, "Yeah."
Burt Simpson: Burt suddenly peeks out from just a few flights below Stark and shouts, "YOU MISSED ME AGAIN, YOU IDIOT!"
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Soundtracks

Roll With It
Performed by Steve Winwood
Written by Steve Winwood (uncredited), Will Jennings (uncredited), Eddie Holland (uncredited), Brian Holland (uncredited) and Lamont Dozier (uncredited)
Courtesy of Virgin Records Limited
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A complete waste of time
20 May 2000 | by MillBaySee all my reviews

I did not enjoy this film at all. Usually I like Dabney Coleman and I saw this movie for sale for only $3.99. Well, that was $3.99 NOT well spent. What can I say? The premise is good, but the movie did not follow through. I watched this movie with three other people and nobody enjoyed it at all. It was not funny (as the cover of the movie box implies), nor heartwarming. As Homer Simpson would say, "BO-RING!" Don't waste your time with this dull film.


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