Taglines: The oddest team on the squad and the funniest cops in America.
Benson is a police detective. After a series of murders in the Gay community he is ordered to go undercover with a gay police clerk named Kerwin as his partner. In order to be noticed they have to be flamboyant enough to attract attention which Benson finds rather disturbing. Can an uptight heterosexual and a mousey homosexual form a meaningful relationship?
Partners is a 1982 American gay-themed buddy comedy film, starring Ryan O’Neal and John Hurt as a mismatched pair of cops. The film was directed by James Burrows and starred by Ryan O’Neal, John Hurt, Kenneth McMillan, Robyn Douglass, Jay Robinson, Denise Galik, Joseph R. Sicari and Jennifer Ashley.
Directed by: James Burrows
Starring: Ryan O’Neal, John Hurt, Kenneth McMillan, Robyn Douglass, Jay Robinson, Denise Galik, Joseph R. Sicari, Jennifer Ashley
Screenplay by: Francis Veber
Production Design by: Richard Sylbert
Cinematography by: Victor J. Kemper
Film Editing by: Danford B. Greene, Stephen Lovejoy
Costume Design by: Wayne A. Finkelman
Set Decoration by: George Gaines
Music by: Georges Delerue
Distributed by: Paramount Pictures
Release Date: April 30, 1982