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Off Beat (1986)





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In this charming comedy that lives up to its title, Judge Reinhold stars as Joe Gower, a librarian's assistant posing as a police officer and trying to win the heart of a beautiful police officer, Rachel Wareham (Meg Tilly). A complex chain of events is put in place when Joe agrees to help out a good friend who's a policeman by taking his place at an audition for the cop's annual benefit show. Once at the auditions, Joe falls for Rachel, who will be dancing in the benefit. Joe starts hanging out with the choreographer in order to spend more time with Rachel. Unfortunately, this gets him into his borrowed police uniform more than he would like, and soon he's carrying out the duties of a beat cop while wearing his disguise.


Judge Reinhold
as Joe Gower
Meg Tilly
as Rachel Wareham
Cleavant Derricks
as Abe Washington
Joe Mantegna
as Pete Peterson
Amy Wright
as Mary Ellen Gruenwald
John Turturro
as Neil Pepper
Julie Bovasso
as Mrs. Wareham
Christine Jacobson
as Dancing Cop
Anthony Zerbe
as Mr. Wareham
Fred Gwynne
as The Commissioner
Austin Pendleton
as Gun shop salesman
Mike Starr
as James Bonnell
Nancy Giles
as Celestine
John Kapelos
as Lou Wareham
Chris Noth
as Ely Wareham Jr.
Mark Medoff
as Sgt. Tiegher
Ann McDonough
as Bank teller
Mary Duncan
as Saleslady
Laura Crimmins
as Teenage Dance Student
Carmine Foresta
as E.S. Lieutenant
Madeleine Berger
as Bank customer
Helen Hanft
as Waitress
Peter Wise
as Car thief
Jhoe Breedlove
as Dancing cop
Gregory Uel Cole
as Dancing cop
Aisha Coley
as Dancing cop
Ed Deacy
as Dancing cop
Yvonne Erwin
as Dancing cop
Gia Galeano
as Dancing cop
Christine Jacobsen
as Dancing Cop
Mike Lisenco
as Dancing Cop
Marilynn Lyons
as Dancing cop
Faye Fujisaki Mar
as Dancing cop
Rome Neal
as Dancing cop
Frank Patton
as Dancing cop
Lisa Paulino
as Dancing cop
Linda Ravin
as Dancing cop
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Critic Reviews for Off Beat

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

Off Beat is a movie with a sharp edge and more than a little hostility, but the over-all feeling is sort of warm and romantic.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Not at all -- it's pure, forgettable formulaic sitcom

July 10, 2003 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for Off Beat

Here's a forgettable one for ya. If anyone gets too nostalgic for the eighties, you can always have them watch this for an easy cure. Great cast though.

Christopher  Brown
Christopher Brown

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