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Blue Streak (1999)

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A former convict poses as a cop to retrieve a diamond he stole years ago.

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Miles Logan is a jewel thief who just hit the big time by stealing a huge diamond. However, after two years in jail, he comes to find out that he hid the diamond in a police building that was being built at the time of the robbery. In an attempt to regain his diamond, he poses as an L.A.P.D. detective... Written by Christopher Tilton <ctilton@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG-13 for action violence, continuous language and some crude humor | See all certifications »

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17 September 1999 (USA)  »

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De ladrón a policía  »

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$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£130,228 (UK) (24 December 1999)

Gross:

$68,208,190 (USA) (4 February 2000)
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During pre-production, the film was originally supposed to carry a hard R rating, but after deliberations, the studio had to tone down the film's script to PG-13. This meant changing the plot, dialog and characters. John August was hired as a "script doctor" to make these changes. See more »

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A gunman in the background of the shootout walks past from left to right twice. See more »

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Miles Logan: Diaz, is it? Diaz?
Detective Diaz: With a 'Z'.
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References The Big Job (1965) See more »

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Basic but funny
21 July 2002 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Jewel thief Miles Logan and his gang are stealing a large diamond in LA. After the robbery Logan is double crossed by another thief, Deacon, but gets away when the police arrive. He stashed the diamond but is sent to jail. When he is released he returns to where he hid the diamond to find it is a police station. He pretends to be a cop to get access but he is partnered with rookie Carlson and sent out to do jobs. However Deacon is also searching for the diamond and Logan must also take care of him as he tries to find the jewel and solve crimes.

I gotta admit that I hate Lawrence – his comedies are always sitcom level and he is like a sub-par Eddie Murphy. Sadly I still find his clowning funny! I can't explain it. Here the plot is no more than an excuse for many funny scenes with all the action brought together in a `dramatic' climax! However it is funny – even if it's very straightforward. I imagine that if you hat Lawrence then you'll hate this but if you're in the mood for a simple no-brain comedy then you can rely on Lawrence to deliver just that.

He actually quite good here – even if he's the same in every film he does the same shtick. It's also good to see Luke Wilson in it – even if he's got a role that is really beneath his talents, although Greene is good. Really it's Lawrence's show and he does well but if you hate him then you'll hate this no matter what.

Overall if you want a silly no-brain comedy then this is worth a shot, but if Lawrence annoys you then don't even bother.


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