Heart Condition (1990) - Rotten Tomatoes

Heart Condition (1990)




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Jack Moony (Bob Hoskins) is a vice detective, but he is also an intense and crazed, racist lout. Jack has had a brief fling with a hooker named Crystal (Chloe Webb), but Crystal left him for Napoleon Stone (Denzel Washington), a suave, handsome, cosmopolitan lawyer, who becomes the object of Jack's rage, not simply because he has stolen his girl but also because he is black. Jack, who lives on cheeseburgers, beer, and whiskey, has a heart attack. This occurs the same night that Stone is killed in an un-accidental car crash. Thanks to a quick organ transplant, Jake ends up with Stone's heart. But to Jack's horror, he discovers the ghost of the lawyer has returned to earth to follow Jack around -- offering Jack nutritional advise, giving him tips on solving his murder, and suggestions on how to get back together with Crystal.

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Bob Hoskins
as Jack Moony
Denzel Washington
as Napoleon Stone
Chloe Webb
as Crystal Gerrity
Roger E. Mosley
as Captain Wendt
Bob Apisa
as Teller
Frank R. Roach
as Sen. James Marquand
Ray Baker
as Harry Zara
Eva La Rue
as Peisha
Alan Rachins
as Dr. Posner
as Chuck
Clayton Landey
as Dr. Posner's Assistant
Julie Silverman
as Staff Member
Phyllis Hamlin
as TV Announcer
Jeff MacGregor
as Dating Game Host
Ja'Net DuBois
as Mrs. Stone
Frank Roach
as Sen. James Marquand
Monty Landis
as Beverly Palm Hotel Waiter
Kendall McCarthy
as Archimedes
Theresa Randle
as Ciao Chow Club Maitre D'
Mark Lowenthal
as Ciao Chow Club Waiter
Billy Oscar
as Man in Bathroom
Rick Marzan
as Irate Cop
Gary Sax
as Usher Cop
George Kyle
as Dancing Cop
Bill Applebaum
as Dancing Cop
Kenneth J. Martinez
as Cop in Precinct
Monte Landis
as Beverly Palm Hotel Waiter
Johnny Walker
as Cop in Precinct
Deidre Harris
as Rap Singer
Chick Hearn
as Himself
Dean Wein
as Armed Man
Bobby Bass
as Armed Man
Greg Barnett
as Armed Man
Tom Huff
as Armed Man
Thomas Huff
as Armed Man
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Critic Reviews for Heart Condition

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3)

The movie seems over a good half-hour before it ends and is forgotten even more quickly.

August 18, 2021 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The movie is all over the map, trying whatever seems to work at the moment.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The film is caught somewhere between seriousness and cheesy exploitation.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

A surprisingly engaging action-comedy-fantasy that places greater emphasis on high-caliber acting than rapid-fire shootouts.

December 27, 2020 | Full Review…

A casually racist murder-mystery (minus the mystery) that was rejected by both audiences and critics due to a chaotic tone, insipid comedy beats and clunky action scenes set to slap-bass and scat-singing.

February 12, 2019 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Denzel Washington and Bob Hoskins in an action-ghost-buddy comedy? Uh huh.

July 25, 2002 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for Heart Condition

I saw this movie a long time ago and can still remember the story. The story is about a racist cop (Bob Hoskins) who gets a heart transplant from a black guy. The black guy (Denzel Washington) then appears as a ghost in the cop's life. The ghost wants the cop to take down the guys who killed him. I remember this movie as very entertaining and different from what I was used watching.

Naughtia Nahazhina
Naughtia Nahazhina

Super Reviewer


Silly but still a great film for a daft saturday afternoon

Barry Lappin
Barry Lappin

Super Reviewer

Talk about a fun time. An endlessly enjoyable and excting movie. Bob Hoskins and Denzel Washington are excellent, they make a charming, teriffic and funny buddy team.

Al S
Al S

Super Reviewer

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