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Issue: Winter 2004

Heart Condition movie review

Jack Moony (Bob Hoskins) was a cop who thought he had a problem with black people. That was before he was given the heart of a cocky black lawyer (Denzel Washington). Now the two of them are linked until they can find the donor's killer.

It's a great shame that the concept behind this story -- racial prejudice -- still exists, but the film Heart Condition is the good coming from the bad.

A clever and humourous story of two men who need to work together despite their inherent dislike for one another with the twist that one is a ghost. They discover during their adventure a liking for one another, a grudging respect, and Jack becomes the man he needs to be in order to win the hand of the woman they both love.

Movie poster, Heart Condition; Festivale film review

Movie poster, Heart Condition
Every partnership has its problems.

A good detective yarn, a well-paced comedy and a touch of romance. Altogether a fun piece of entertainment.

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by Ali Kayn
Australian release Apr 1990
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Title: Heart Condition (1990)
Written by: James D. Parriott
Directed by: James D. Parriott
running time: 100 mins
rating: M

The Players: Bob Hoskins, Denzel Washington, Chloe Webb, Roger E. Mosley, Alan Rachins

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