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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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Storyline

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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diamond | jewel | thief | detective | police | See more »

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To cop the loot - he became one! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£130,228 (UK) (24 December 1999)

Gross:

$68,208,190 (USA) (4 February 2000)
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Trivia

According to Dave Chappelle on The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986), a scene was written during filming in which his character was to wear a dress while disguised as a prostitute. Chappelle adamantly refused. The writers complained to the producers who then tried to convince Chappelle to do the scene but he still refused. According to Chappelle, he felt that it was part of a disturbing trend in which African-American men wear dresses in films. See more »

Goofs

When Miles first enters the department as a detective, Detective Larson is shown loosening the handcuffs on a suspect. The shot shows that only one handcuff is released, but yet when the suspect runs, there are no handcuffs on him at all, when there should be both hanging from one wrist. See more »

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FBI Agent Gray: All right Detective Malone. Now the objective here is to have these individuals look upon you as if you were one of them, a member of the criminal underworld. So it's important that your actions, your speech, and your general mode of behavior is all congruent with their expectation of a fellow criminal.
Miles Logan: Oh, okay, I get it. S-sorta walk the walk.
FBI Agent Gray: That's right.
Miles Logan: Yeah.
FBI Agent Gray: You have to look, act, and even think like a criminal. And you're gonna have to change your speech patterns too. Most criminals ...
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References Judge Dredd (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Da Freak
Written by Van Bryant, Leon Haywood, Crystal Waters, Neil Conway (as Neal Conway), Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart (as Dave Stewart)
Produced by Van Bryant (as V. Bryant) and Mr. Nash
Performed by Da Shortiez featuring 69 Boyz
Da Shortiez and 69 Boyz appear courtesy of Home Bass Entertainment
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Watch if you enjoy comedy
14 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

"Blue Streak" is an enjoyable film that stars one of the funniest comedians in the business, Martin Lawrence. Lawrence is teamed with Luke Wilson as they take on the bad guys using humor.

From the very beginning, I knew that "Blue Streak" would be funny and interesting. The only requirement was to sit back and relax so the movie can carry me through. The story was quite unique having a thief pretend to be a police detective determined to collect a jewel left behind from a previous heist.

To make the plot better and more interesting the writers make Lawrence's character in charge of the burglary division. Wilson didn't really add to the story and seemed to fill a role of sidekick. It was a pleasure to see William Forsythe in a role that did not have playing a villain. Overall, "Blue Streak" worked for me.


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