GenreComedy, Crime, Drama Music directorPatrick Leonard WriterJames D. Parriott LanguageEnglish
Release dateFebruary 2, 1990 CastBob Hoskins (Jack Moony), Denzel Washington (Napoleon Stone), Chloe Webb (Crystal Gerrity), Ray Baker (Harry Zara), Ja'net Du Bois (Mrs. Stone), Alan Rachins (Dr. Posner) Similar moviesBob Hoskins appears in Heart Condition and Who Framed Roger Rabbit
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Heart Condition is a 1990 American fantasy-comedy film starring Bob Hoskins, Denzel Washington and Chloe Webb. It inspired the Malayalam film Aayushkalam and the Bollywood film Hello Brother which share plot similarities.
Hoskins plays police sergeant Jack Moony, a bigoted cop; and Washington plays Napoleon Stone, an adorable but sleazy ambulance chasing lawyer who Moony hates. Moony's years of bad habits, such as overeating, smoking, and drinking, finally catch up with him. At the same time, Stone is gunned down in a drive-by shooting. After suffering a heart attack, Moony wakes up to find out that his new heart was once Stone's, and the dead lawyer's ghost has become his constant companion. Now, Moony will have to solve Stone's murder.
Bob Hoskins as Jack Moony
Denzel Washington as Napoleon Stone
Lisa Stahl Sullivan as Annie
Chloe Webb as Crystal Gerrity
Roger E. Mosley as Captain Wendt
Ja'net Dubois as Mrs. Stone
Alan Rachins as Dr. Posner
Ray Baker as Harry Zara
Jeffrey Meek as Graham
Eva LaRue as Peisha
Clayton Landey as Posner's assistant
Reception and box office
The movie's reception was largely negative, scoring 0% on Rotten Tomatoes. At the end of its run, the box office total was $4,134,992. Washington was talked into making this movie by his agent. Afterwards, Washington fired him and only starred in one other comedy, The Preacher's Wife (1996), until 2 Guns was released in 2013.