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Off Beat (1986)

PG
92 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

Joe Gower's job is skating through library shelves, fetching books. A police officer and friend of his is chosen to participate in a charity dance performance. Gower agrees to take his place in the show by posing as a police officer. He ...See moreJoe Gower's job is skating through library shelves, fetching books. A police officer and friend of his is chosen to participate in a charity dance performance. Gower agrees to take his place in the show by posing as a police officer. He falls for a female officer in the show, and gets into various scrapes with fellow cops and also crooks, and he dances. Written by Melissa Portell See less
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Writers
Dezsö Magyar (story) | Mark Medoff (screenplay)
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Woods Mackintosh (as Wods Mackintosh)
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Opening weekend
$2,011,192
Gross (US & Canada)
$4,842,778
Gross (World)
$4,842,778
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Release date
Apr 11, 1986 (United States)

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55 cast members
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Judge Reinhold
Joe Gower Joe Gower   See fewer
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Meg Tilly
Rachel Wareham Rachel Wareham   See fewer
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Cleavant Derricks
Abe Washington Abe Washington   See fewer
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Joe Mantegna
Pete Peterson Pete Peterson   See fewer
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Amy Wright
Mary Ellen Gruenwald Mary Ellen Gruenwald   See fewer
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John Turturro
Neil Pepper Neil Pepper   See fewer
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Julie Bovasso
Mrs. Wareham Mrs. Wareham   See fewer
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Anthony Zerbe
Mr. Wareham Mr. Wareham   See fewer
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Fred Gwynne
The Commissioner The Commissioner   See fewer
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Harvey Keitel
Mickey Mickey   See fewer
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Austin Pendleton
Gun Shop Salesman Gun Shop Salesman   See fewer
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Penn Jillette
Norman Norman   See fewer
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Mike Starr
James Bonnell James Bonnell   See fewer
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Shawn Elliott
Hector Hector   See fewer
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Nancy Giles
Celestine Celestine   See fewer
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Paul Butler
Jordan Jordan   See fewer
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John Kapelos
Lou Wareham Lou Wareham   See fewer
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William Sadler
Dickson (as Bill Sadler) Dickson (as Bill Sadler)   See fewer
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Chris Noth
Ely Wareham Jr. (as Christopher Noth) Ely Wareham Jr. (as Christopher Noth)   See fewer
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Mark Medoff
Sergeant Tegher Sergeant Tegher   See fewer
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Fyvush Finkel
Vendor Vendor   See fewer
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Ann McDonough
Bank Teller Bank Teller   See fewer
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Mary Duncan
Saleslady Saleslady   See fewer
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Laura L. Crimmins
Teenage Dance Student Teenage Dance Student   See fewer
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Carmine Foresta
E.S. Lieutenant E.S. Lieutenant   See fewer
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Madeleine Berger
Bank Customer Bank Customer   See fewer
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Helen Hanft
Waitress Waitress   See fewer
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Peter Wise
Car Thief Car Thief   See fewer
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Jhoe Breedlove
Dancing Cop Dancing Cop   See fewer
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Aisha Coley
Dancing Cop Dancing Cop   See fewer
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Yvonne Erwin
Dancing Cop Dancing Cop   See fewer
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Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter
Dancing Cop Dancing Cop   See fewer
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Gregory Uel Cole
Dancing Cop Dancing Cop   See fewer
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Ed Deacy
Dancing Cop Dancing Cop   See fewer
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Gia Galeano
Dancing Cop Dancing Cop   See fewer
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Christine Jacobsen
Dancing Cop Dancing Cop   See fewer
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Mike Lisenco
Dancing Cop Dancing Cop   See fewer
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Faye Fujisaki Mar
Dancing Cop Dancing Cop   See fewer
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Frank Patton III
Dancing Cop (as Frank Patton) Dancing Cop (as Frank Patton)   See fewer
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Marilynn Lyons
Dancing Cop Dancing Cop   See fewer
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Rome Neal
Dancing Cop Dancing Cop   See fewer
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Lisa Paulino
Dancing Cop Dancing Cop   See fewer
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Linda Ravin
Dancing Cop Dancing Cop   See fewer
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Nelson Aspen
Hustler (uncredited) Hustler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tony LaFortezza
Hostage (uncredited) Hostage (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ronda Swindell
Shouter (uncredited) Shouter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stan Tracy
Cop (uncredited) Cop (uncredited)   See fewer
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5 / 10 | 807 votes