This is all you need to know about SHORT TIME:
Other than that one incredible chase scene this rest of the movie is pretty much a bore. Dabney Coleman has a few funny moments, but for the most part way, waaay too much of the film is taken up with emotional bullshit that nobody cares about. What audiences are looking for when they hear there's a movie about a cop who trying to die in the line of duty in order that his family can collect on his insurance policy is just pure over the top insanity, not some dude sniveling and crying cause his son might not be able to afford to go to Harvard.
Do yourself a favor and if you're thinking about buying this movie or renting it just watch the video above and that's all you need to do. The rest of the movie is just pure late 80's medium budget comedy/drama boredom.
There was one funny line where Dabney's partner says "Nobody's calling you a coward." and this other cop walks up behind him and yells "Hey Chickenshit!".