Collision Course is a 1989 action comedy starring Jay Leno as a Detroit police officer and Pat Morita as a Japanese cop forced to work together to recover a Japanese turbocharger stolen by villainous Chris Sarandon. It was directed by Lewis Teague.
The story plays upon the culture clash between Detroit - whose economy is largely built on the automobile - and Japan - whose export of cars was blamed for Detroit job losses.
- When Steve Martin appeared on Leno's The Tonight Show in December 2005, a clip from the movie appeared during Martin's game of "Name That Clip" (Leno was supposed to differentiate clips from Martin's two new movies Shopgirl and Cheaper by the Dozen 2, with Martin taking twenty dollars from Leno if he got one wrong.) The last clip played was from Collision Course, which Leno immediately said was "a horrible movie." Martin said Leno was right, but he would still lose twenty dollars for making it.
- A rare and obscure pistol known as the "Gyrojet" was featured prominently in the film. It was used because it was "very hard to trace" according to the dialogue.