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Three minor delinquints (Danes, Ribisi, and Epps) are recruited by a cop (Farina) working undercover to bust a cop/drug ring. When the officer who recruited them is killed, they go above ... See full summary »

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Three minor delinquints (Danes, Ribisi, and Epps) are recruited by a cop (Farina) working undercover to bust a cop/drug ring. When the officer who recruited them is killed, they go above and beyond the call of duty to solve the murder; and bust the drug ring. Suffering the jibes, and ridicule of fellow officers; they struggle to save their names, and that of their deceased benefactor. Written by J. D. Keith <jkeith@compunet.net>

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They did the crime, They paid the time, Now they're...undercover? See more »

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Rated R for language, violence and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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26 March 1999 (USA)  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,064,716 (USA) (26 March 1999)

Gross:

$13,260,050 (USA) (25 June 1999)
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Sarah Michelle Gellar and Milla Jovovich were among the actresses considered for the role of Julie Barnes. See more »

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Near the end of the movie, an ambulance has a large logo of the New York City Fire Department on it, while the events of the story take place in and around Los Angeles. See more »

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[Julie hits Pete across the head]
Julie: Nice job.
Pete: Okay, I really did not like that at all, all right? Let me just explain somethin'. I was blending.
Julie: You just blended your ass right out of the club, man
Pete: Oh, come on! They're gonna let me back in the club.
Julie: Oh no, I believe the words were "you're gone for-f*cking-ever." Greer's gonna kick your ass
Pete: Hey you know what? Eat me.
Julie: Come on. Lets go. You wanna lose another fight, Petey?
Pete: No. Who was the guy that you were talkin' to all night?
Julie: What guy?
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Spoofs Lethal Weapon (1987) See more »

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Can't Find My Way Home
Written by Steve Winwood
Produced by Kevin Bacon and Jonathan Quarmby for Manna Productions
Performed by Alana Davis
Remixed by Chris Lord-Alge
Alana Davis appears courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
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Not My Squad!
22 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I must preface this comment with a sort of admission: I suppose I just have a soft spot for the original 60s-70s TV series. I think the filmmakers here blew it from the get-go as far as casting: in a supposed remake, audiences would look for reflections of the hip, athletic Linc (Clarence Williams III), or the cool, with-it Michael Cole, and so forth. Instead, we get Giovanni Ribisi as a poor-little-white rich boy who comes off as just pathetic, like he is in all his roles (in the office I used to work in, I amused myself once by creating a fake movie poster, casting various actors as members of the office staff; guess who I cast as the dorky son of the company President?). Danes does OK as the new Julie, but none of the characters have much to do, as the story just sort of sits there, mired in conventionality. So it's quite forgettable, besides. What was I talking about?


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