- 1 hr 42 min
K-9 is a 1989 an action-packed comedy that features James Belushi, who plays Police Officer Michael Dooley; Mel Harris, who plays Officer Dooley’s girlfriend Tracy; and many others. It was written by Steven Siegel and Scott Myers and was directed by Rod Daniel. The movie follows the trials and tribulations of a police officer who is trying to adjust to working and living with his new partner. As the odd couple are paired together, they have one joint purpose: to stay alive while trying to take down the leader of a drug cartel that is out for blood. Officer Dooley is given a four-legged police canine named Jerry Lee to help him uncover and bust the one drug dealer who is out to murder him. Dooley is not all that fond of his new partner; he complains of the slobber, the bad odor, and the bad timing that the animal has. Jerry Lee, however, seems to enjoy the chaos he is causing the officer and is determined to have things his way. The stubborn canine cop marks his territory inside of Michael Dooley's home, he rips and appears to eat the interior of the police car, and he makes it a habit to jump into bed with the police officer when he has company over. As the two partners continue to butt heads, the bad guy, drug dealer Ken Lyman, takes Dooley’s girlfriend and kidnaps her. The kidnapping grabs the attention of the officer, and the once-odd pair puts their differences aside, comes to a mutual understanding and sets out to finally take down the drug dealer as a team. Officer Dooley begins to respect and even love the animal as he witnesses the work that a K-9 can actually do.