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Kuffs (1992)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 10 January 1992 (USA)
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George Kuffs, 21, leaves a pregnant girlfriend. He visits his brother Brad to bum money off him. Brad's shot and George IDs the killer at SFPD but to no avail. He inherits Brad's patrol district. He keeps it to get the killer.

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Bruce A. Evans
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Slater ... George Kuffs
Milla Jovovich ... Maya Carlton
Ric Roman Waugh ... Hood (as Ric Waugh)
Steve Holladay Steve Holladay ... Hood
Chad Randall Chad Randall ... Hood
Clarke Coleman ... Hood
Leon Rippy ... Kane
Craig Benton Craig Benton ... Paint Store Owner
Ashley Judd ... Wife of Paint Store Owner
Bruce Boxleitner ... Brad Kuffs
Joshua Cadman ... Bill Donnelly
Mary Ellen Trainor ... Nikki Allyn
Aki Aleong ... Mr. Chang
Henry G. Sanders ... Building Owner
Dom Magwili Dom Magwili ... Restaurant Owner
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Storyline

George Kuffs didn't finish high-school, just lost his job and his girlfriend who still is in college is pregnant. Since he can't see how he can support her, he thinks she is better off without him. So he visits his elder brother, Brad, to squeze him for a loan so he can go to Brazil where there's a gold-rush going on. Unfortunately Brad is killed and George is suddenly the owner of Brad's "patrol special" district. Written by Lars J. Aas <larsa@colargol.edb.tih.no>

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Taglines:

When you have attitude - who needs experience?

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hero Wanted See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,651,055, 12 January 1992

Gross USA:

$21,142,815

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,142,815
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

"Kuffs" came under fire from parental and community groups when released theatrically in the US for its violence and profanity. The protesters felt the film well exceeded the PG-13 rating and should have been rated R. See more »

Goofs

George leaves a tube of toothpaste on the hall tree in his apartment right before he answers the door. In the reverse shot, the toothpaste tube is gone. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Maya: [breathless] George...
George Kuffs: Uh huh.
Maya: I'm pregnant, George.
George Kuffs: Are you sure?
Maya: Yes.
George Kuffs: Well, how long?
Maya: Over 2 months.
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Alternate Versions

German video version is cut for violence (ca. 4 minutes) to secure a "Not under 12" rating. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Best of the Worst: Our VHS Collection (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

She Takes My Breath Away
Written by Eddie Money, Marc Tanner, Dennis Morgan, Monty Byrom,
Gary Bromham
Performed by Eddie Money
Courtesy of COLUMBIA RECORDS, by arrangement with SONY
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Good clean violence and side-splitting comedy!
20 May 2000 | by diovorezSee all my reviews

This movie is one of my favorites. I saw one scene of it (the dry cleaning store scene) when I was 8, but I was too young to care. Fast-forward to about 2 weeks ago, when my mom rented me some movies, and I fell in love with Kuffs.

Christian Slater pretty much plays the same character: a smart-alec with the ability to kick some @$$. I love the way he can play that role in this movie, with a hilarious joke or monologue to the viewers just about every other minute!

Sure, it has its rough spots: the action could have been better, and I would have liked to see a little more of Milla Jovovich, but overall, it's a winner.

I give it a 9 out of 10.


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