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.
COLLISION COURSE FACTS AND FIGURES
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 Rex; The Karate Kid; The Lost Boys; Police Academy movies; Grudge Match; Beverly Hills Cop; Revolution; Ghostbusters; Godzilla movies; 8 Mile; Mac and Me; Renaissance Man; Trading Places; Can’t Stop the Music; Kung Pow: Enter the Fist; The Cloverfield Paradox; Running Scared; E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Ratings for Collision Course: Daniel – Double Dare; Corky – Double Dare