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Two criminals, Keats and Moses, end their friendship when Keats turns out to be an undercover cop. Years later the two are forced to work together when Keats is assigned to protect Moses as a witness.

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Storyline

An undercover police officer named Rock Keats befriends a drug dealer and car thief named Archie Moses in a bid to catch the villainous drug lord Frank Coltan. But the only problem is that Keats is a cop, his real name is Jack Carter, and he is working undercover with the LAPD to bust Moses and Colton at a sting operation the LAPD has set up. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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Tough cop. Hostile witness. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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Rated R for strong violence and language, some sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 September 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A prueba de balas  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,014,400 (USA) (6 September 1996)

Gross:

$21,162,420 (USA) (25 October 1996)
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Trivia

James Woods' was originally chosen to play Frank Colton, but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts with Ghosts of Mississippi (1996). See more »

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At the very beginning, somebody shoots a bullet into the night, but you see the flash and hear the bang long before the force of the shot causes the gun to go up and back. See more »

Quotes

Archie Moses: [singing] And I will always love you...
Keats: WILL YOU SHUT UP? SHUT THE HELL UP!
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Adina Howard appears courtesy of Mecca Don/EastWest Records/Elektra Entertainment Group
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Great Timing and Pace, Full of Twists and a Great Entertainment
26 March 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The criminals Rock Keats (Damon Wayans) and Archie Moses (Adam Sandler) are best friends and have been stealing cars together for one year. Archie invites Rock to join the gang of the drug lord Frank Colton (James Caan) without knowing that Rock is indeed the undercover detective Jack Carter, assigned to get evidences against Frank. During the police raid against a heroin shipping of Frank, Archie accidentally shoots Jack in his head. Once recovered, Jack declares Archie his enemy, and arrests him. But the former mates have to join forces against Frank's gangsters and many dirty cops.

"Bulletproof" is a very funny police story, with a great timing and pace. There is a great chemistry between Damon Wayans and Adam Sandler, the good story has many twists and jokes, the cast is charming, especially the gorgeous Kristen Wilson and this is the second time that I watch this film and I still like it. This movie seems to be underrated in IMDb, with some very unfair reviews, and it is a great entertainment. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "À Prova de Balas"("Bulletproof")


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