Marcus Burnett is a hen-pecked family man. Mike Lowry is a foot-loose and fancy free ladies' man. Both are Miami policemen, and both have 72 hours to reclaim a consignment of drugs stolen from under their station's nose. To complicate matters, in order to get the assistance of the sole witness to a murder, they have to pretend to be each other. Written by
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The original title for this movie was Bulletproof Hearts, and was written for Dana Carvey and Jon Lovitz because they were very popular based on their Saturday Night Live (1975) work. But producer Don Simpson arranged a trip for himself and the actors to Las Vegas to celebrate their upcoming work, and Carvey was so horrified by the notoriously wild Simpson that he withdrew from the project altogether, sending the film into turnaround and leading the rights to go from Disney to Columbia. See more »
One of the goons in the hangar is shot down by Mike Lowry. Later, before the hangar explodes, you can see him running out of the hangar. See more »
[while looking at a photo album with Marcus's wife, Theresa and answers the phone, which Marcus dials]
Hey, is this you, man?
No, no. Put that back in, c'mon put that back in.
[Marcus hears this over the phone, thinking that Mike and Theresa are having sex, and becomes overly upset]
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This is the best Buddy - Cop Film to me, although only two it seems to have a variety of different moods like others sequels. The second one Is the LETHAL WEAPON Series and the RUSH HOUR Films come in at a good third.
Mike Lowrey(Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett(Martin Lawrence) are your average buddy cops, you know one's married and the other is a player, but one thing they have in common is their bad altitudes for solving cases and a lot of body bags. When one million dollars in heroin has been stolen by a evil Frenchman named Noah(Tcheky Karyo)in their prescient, a close friend of Mike dies and the only witness is named Julie(Tea Leoni). The boys get set to handle this case with some very violent and hilarious outcomes.
Now this movie has one of the best introduction to the main roles ever. The action scenes are greatly handled and never blown out of proportion. The acting is top notch and Martin and Will have what I think is their best roles to date. Michael Bay may have also delivered he's best film, next to CON AIR. Now part II is also great, not better, but funnier.
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