Loose Cannons

Synopsis: Mac, the two fisted savy cop finds that he's being saddled with a new partner, a known burn out, to work with him on a new and difficult case. The new partner is, Ellis, an amazing detective, one who puts Sherlock Holmes to shame with his lightning fast deductions. Ellis has a couple of problems. He keeps assuming the personalities of entire casts of Television shows. This can be a problem when people begin shooting at them.
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Director(s): Bob Clark
Production: TriStar Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
94 min

Oh, Weskit, I don't want to use the

five points of IQ it would take...

...to have a battle of wits with you.

What the hell do you want?

Captain's bringing you back to Homicide.

Got a briefing in the morning at 8 a.m.

The porno murders.

Yeah, you being an expert in the field.

I give you three days, and then

you're back in the toilet.

Who am I partnered with?

Anybody I know?

You kidding? Nobody you know will work

with you. You're gonna love this guy.

What's so funny?

So this is the old Woody

you were always working on.

It's beautiful.

Looks like a diner I used to eat in.

Hey. Do you know what

this car represents?

Hey, what do you think, I'm ignorant?

I read that psychology crap.

- It represents your dick.

- What?

That's right. An automobile

represents a man's dick.

It's an extension of your penis.

This Woody represents

what you want your dick to be.

Actually, I think you're flattering yourself.

You ought to be driving a compact.

Hyundai or something like that.

You're disgusting, Weskit. This doesn't

represent my dick. It represents order.

- Order?

- That's right, order.

When I slide this key into that ignition

and I hear that engine purr...

...I know there's order in the universe.

There's continuity.

There's a continuum.

Do you know what I mean?

That's some deep sh*t, Stern.

I give you two days.

Maybe one. One day. One day.

You should write a book, Weskit.

Me and My Lobotomy.

All right, all right.



I just talked to the captain.

He said if you're ready, he is.

- Are you ready, Ellis?

- You're the doctor.

Clinically, I think you're ready.

I want to know what you feel.

I'm as sane as most people.

You'll have to face violence again.

If you're going into police work,

you know that.

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Richard Christian Matheson

Richard Christian Matheson (born October 14, 1953) is an American writer of horror fiction and screenplays. He is the author of over 100 short stories of psychological horror and magic realism which are gathered in over 150 major anthologies and in his critically hailed hardcover short story collections Scars and Other Distinguishing Marks, Amazon #1 bestseller Dystopia and Zoopraxis. He is the author of the suspense novel Created By and Hollywood novella of magic realism The Ritual of Illusion, and was the editor of the commemorative book Stephen King's Emmy Winning BATTLEGROUND Matheson also adapted the short story which was made into an iconic episode of the TNT series "Nightmares & Dreamscapes" and won two Emmys. He wrote or co-wrote the screenplays for Three O'Clock High, Full Eclipse, It Takes Two, Loose Cannons Shifter, Midvale The Nature of Evil(co-written with his father Richard Matheson, Paradise, It Waits, Happy Face Killer, Voices of Midway, "Red Sleep", "Hooky", Dean Koontz's Soul Survivor as a 4-hour mini series, three Masters of Horror episodes, Stephen King's Big Driver, and 'NIGHTMARE CINEMA". He wrote for Amazing Stories, the miniseries Nightmares & Dreamscapes and adapted as four-hour miniseries HG Well's "THE TIME MACHINE", Roger Zelazny's "The Chronicles of Amber" and Whitley Strieber's "Majestic". Matheson also wrote twenty comedy and drama pilots for major studios and networks. He co-created, co-executive produced and co-wrote all thirteen episodes of the highly-rated HBO/Cinemax half-hour comedy series CHEMISTRY. He has been executive story consultant, supervising producer and executive producer for network television series. He is also the co-executive producer of the films Cub, It Waits, Paradise, Full Eclipse and Big Driver. more…

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