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“Collision Course” Podcast Movie Review

Noriyuki "Pat" Morita and Jay Leno in Collision Course

Collision Course (1989; Lewis Teague) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 27

“I’m on your ass!”

In this turbocharged episode of the Dare Daniel podcast, dream team hosts Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell review the crazy-racist buddy cop comedy Collision Course, featuring the nightmare team of Jay Leno and Pat Morita.

A vile and incompetent archive of 1980s cop movie cliches rife with product placement and casual racism, Collision Course stars Leno as a Detroit cop and Morita as a Japanese detective chasing a stolen prototype turbocharger (aka the worst MacGuffin ever).

Daniel and Corky eventually stop raving about the new Jared Starburst long enough to discuss sax-synth clubs, decapitated drivers, split-screen freeze frames and Jay Leno body doubles.


U.S. theatrical release date: n/a (debuted on HBO in 1992)

Critic scores: n/a (33% Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes)

Box office performance: n/a

This week’s craft beer: Modern Times Beer’s Black House (5.8% ABV)

This week’s Darer: Darcey Self

Why did Darcey dare Daniel and Corky to watch Collision Course?  “Sooo, I was flipping through Hulu and this little gem popped up: Collision Course starring the hilarious comedy duo of Jay Leno and Pat Morita. I mean how can you resist.”

IMDB synopsis: “A Japanese investigator (Morita) and a Detroit cop (Leno) team up to track down a stolen prototype turbocharger.”

This week’s referenced movies: Theodore RexThe Karate KidThe Lost BoysPolice Academy movies; Grudge MatchBeverly Hills CopRevolutionGhostbustersGodzilla movies; 8 MileMac and MeRenaissance ManTrading PlacesCan’t Stop the MusicKung Pow: Enter the FistThe Cloverfield ParadoxRunning ScaredE.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 

Ratings for Collision Course: Daniel – Double Dare; Corky – Double Dare


Original theatrical trailer for Collision Course

Morita jump kicks a speeding car

Pat Morita loses Best Supporting Actor to Haing S. Ngor

The Lost Boys Sax Man on the beach

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