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April 28, 1989 | KEVIN THOMAS
"K-9" (selected theaters) is a buddy movie with a difference: one of the guys is a dog. That's just fine because James Belushi and his handsome co-star, a German shepherd named Jerry Lee (on screen and off), are as spiffy a team as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Jerry Lee, named for Mr. Lewis, is a real killer, too. Cast as a member of the San Diego Police Department K-9 Corps, Jerry Lee can go for the throat (and other vulnerable parts of the body) if you're one of the bad guys.
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December 23, 1999 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you're looking for something new to rent this holiday weekend, there are several direct-to-video flicks making their debuts. James Belushi returns as the tough but kind police detective in Universal's "K-911," a sequel to the 1989 film "K-9," in which Belushi's Dooley became partners with a super-smart, beautiful and brave police dog named Jerry Lee. This time around, Dooley is a widower--a tad overweight and slow as molasses when it comes to chasing the bad guys.
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October 12, 1990 | SHEILA BENSON, TIMES FILM CRITIC
Near the opening of "Mr. Destiny" (citywide), Michael Caine as Mr. D. himself, must explain to ordinary guy James Belushi that what is and what might have been are, well, you might just say fated, but "That's how destiny works--very subtly." Unfortunately for moviegoers, very subtly is not how "Mr. Destiny" works. It's an attempt at fantasy so plodding that by its end it feels as though we'd walked the 20 years back to Belushi's past, then hacked our way out of it again.
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July 30, 1995 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Though Humphrey Bogart didn't serve in the Armed Forces during World War II, he contributed to the Allied cause just by starring in a series of classic war films: "Casablanca," "To Have and Have Not," "Action in the North Atlantic" and "Sahara." Sahara, produced in 1943, is a favorite among film buffs. The superior action film, directed by Zoltan Korda, is about a British-American tank unit stranded in the Sahara desert directly in the path of the Nazi infantry.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 23, 1999 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you're looking for something new to rent this holiday weekend, there are several direct-to-video flicks making their debuts. James Belushi returns as the tough but kind police detective in Universal's "K-911," a sequel to the 1989 film "K-9," in which Belushi's Dooley became partners with a super-smart, beautiful and brave police dog named Jerry Lee. This time around, Dooley is a widower--a tad overweight and slow as molasses when it comes to chasing the bad guys.
NEWS
June 5, 1987
Actor Jim Belushi was charged with misdemeanor assault and battery as the result of an incident in which he allegedly knocked down Bobby Ray Henson, 43, a Santa Monica accountant, for spitting at the car of Belushi's girlfriend. Deputy Los Angeles City Atty. Peter Covette said Belushi reportedly was driving Margorie Barnsfield's BMW in Westwood last Jan. 2, when he either failed to slow or came close to Henson, who was walking across the street at an intersection.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1987
The Los Angeles city attorney's office has appealed the recent dismissal of misdemeanor assault and battery charges against actor Jim Belushi, who allegedly attacked a pedestrian in Westwood in January. Los Angeles Municipal Judge Sherman Smith dismissed the case on Oct. 7 after the victim said that Belushi, 34, had financially compensated him for his injuries.
NEWS
July 30, 1995 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Though Humphrey Bogart didn't serve in the Armed Forces during World War II, he contributed to the Allied cause just by starring in a series of classic war films: "Casablanca," "To Have and Have Not," "Action in the North Atlantic" and "Sahara." Sahara, produced in 1943, is a favorite among film buffs. The superior action film, directed by Zoltan Korda, is about a British-American tank unit stranded in the Sahara desert directly in the path of the Nazi infantry.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 2, 1992 | DAVID COLKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The cast of the low-budget film "Diary of a Hitman," which opened Friday, includes some of the hottest young actors in Hollywood--Sharon Stone, Sherilyn Fenn, Forest Whitaker and James Belushi. They worked on the film for a first-time director on location in rural Pennsylvania. In the winter. For scale. "Money is not why we did it," said Stone. "Roy London is why we did it. When you hear that he is finally going to direct a film, you crawl through broken glass to be there."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 1990
. . . It'll be Robert Carradine opposite canine star Jerry Lee when the pilot for the ABC/Universal series "K-9" rolls next month, spun off from the feature that starred Jerry Lee and James Belushi.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 2, 1992 | DAVID COLKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The cast of the low-budget film "Diary of a Hitman," which opened Friday, includes some of the hottest young actors in Hollywood--Sharon Stone, Sherilyn Fenn, Forest Whitaker and James Belushi. They worked on the film for a first-time director on location in rural Pennsylvania. In the winter. For scale. "Money is not why we did it," said Stone. "Roy London is why we did it. When you hear that he is finally going to direct a film, you crawl through broken glass to be there."
ENTERTAINMENT
October 12, 1990 | SHEILA BENSON, TIMES FILM CRITIC
Near the opening of "Mr. Destiny" (citywide), Michael Caine as Mr. D. himself, must explain to ordinary guy James Belushi that what is and what might have been are, well, you might just say fated, but "That's how destiny works--very subtly." Unfortunately for moviegoers, very subtly is not how "Mr. Destiny" works. It's an attempt at fantasy so plodding that by its end it feels as though we'd walked the 20 years back to Belushi's past, then hacked our way out of it again.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 28, 1989 | KEVIN THOMAS
"K-9" (selected theaters) is a buddy movie with a difference: one of the guys is a dog. That's just fine because James Belushi and his handsome co-star, a German shepherd named Jerry Lee (on screen and off), are as spiffy a team as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Jerry Lee, named for Mr. Lewis, is a real killer, too. Cast as a member of the San Diego Police Department K-9 Corps, Jerry Lee can go for the throat (and other vulnerable parts of the body) if you're one of the bad guys.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1987
The Los Angeles city attorney's office has appealed the recent dismissal of misdemeanor assault and battery charges against actor Jim Belushi, who allegedly attacked a pedestrian in Westwood in January. Los Angeles Municipal Judge Sherman Smith dismissed the case on Oct. 7 after the victim said that Belushi, 34, had financially compensated him for his injuries.
NEWS
June 5, 1987
Actor Jim Belushi was charged with misdemeanor assault and battery as the result of an incident in which he allegedly knocked down Bobby Ray Henson, 43, a Santa Monica accountant, for spitting at the car of Belushi's girlfriend. Deputy Los Angeles City Atty. Peter Covette said Belushi reportedly was driving Margorie Barnsfield's BMW in Westwood last Jan. 2, when he either failed to slow or came close to Henson, who was walking across the street at an intersection.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 4, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Actress Maureen O'Hara is readying for a comeback after a nearly 20-year absence from the big screen. The 70-year-old native of Dublin, Ireland, will co-star in "Only the Lonely," which began filming this week in Chicago. The 20th Century Fox release also stars John Candy, Ally Sheedy and James Belushi. The role will be the first on the big screen for O'Hara since "Big Jake" in 1971. The actress' films have included "How Green Was My Valley" and "The Quiet Man."
ENTERTAINMENT
December 23, 1988 | JOHN VOLAND, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Universal Pictures executive Donna Smith becomes one of the highest ranking women in the studio system next month when she replaces Terry Nelson as senior vice president for production and post-production. Smith, formerly chief operating officer of a completion bond company, has served as production manager on such Universal films as "The Terminator," "Reckless," and "Soul Man." She is executive producer of the studio's upcoming spring release "K-9," starring James Belushi and Mel Harris.
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