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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Traci
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Detective Sulliman
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Detective Jones
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Finch
Mark Roberts ...
Charles
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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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Their friendship could survive anything... except each other! 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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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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James Caan said of working with the leads, "Playing the heavy between these two clowns took a lot of serious concentration." See more »

Goofs

When the plane rolls off the cliff it explodes when it crashes. The explosion comes out of the ground. The fuel tanks are in the wings. See more »

Quotes

Traci: Jack, Colton made me do it. He would've killed me if I hadn't done it...
Archie Moses: Ooh, watch it now, Keats, l she's playin' you.
Traci: But then I fell in love with you.
Archie Moses: But... then I fell... shut the fuck up!
Traci: I swear to God I did!
Archie Moses: Ah, she's lyin' out her devil ass!
Traci: Will you shut the fuck up?
Archie Moses: Why don't you make me?
[she knocks the gun out of his hand and punches him, sending him down the stairs]
Archie Moses: Jesus... I gotta learn how to fight; this is pathetic.
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References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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Reverend Black Grape (The Crystal Method Edit)
Written by Shaun Ryder (as Shawn Ryder), Paul 'Kermit' Leveridge, Spencer Birtwistle (as Spencer Birtwhistle),
Martin Mittler, Ian Bendelow
Performed by Black Grape
Courtesy of Radioactive Records, J.V.
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Mix of two genres doesn't come off
3 May 1999 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

Mixing hard, violent action and yuk-yuk humor is very difficult to do successfully, and this movie proves it. Though I like action, and I like comedy, I just don't find the sight of people being bloodily blown away hilarious, as this movie seems to think. The action scenes are bland. There is some humor, but it's pretty spotty. Bottom line: only watch if you have nothing else to do and no other choice.


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