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Martin Lawrence fits his role perfectly--not a bad film, but not necessarily great either. *** out of **** See more (142 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Martin Lawrence ... Miles Logan

Luke Wilson ... Carlson

Peter Greene ... Deacon

Dave Chappelle ... Tulley

Nicole Ari Parker ... Melissa Green

Graham Beckel ... Rizzo
Robert Miranda ... Glenfiddish

Olek Krupa ... Jean LaFleur

Saverio Guerra ... Benny
Richard C. Sarafian ... Uncle Lou

Tamala Jones ... Janiece

Julio Oscar Mechoso ... Detective Diaz

Steve Rankin ... FBI Agent Gray

Carmen Argenziano ... Captain Penelli

John Hawkes ... Eddie

Frank Medrano ... Frank

William Forsythe ... Detective Hardcastle

Octavia Spencer ... Shawna (as Octavia L. Spencer)
Timothy Dale Agee ... Cop in Alley
Bayani Ison ... Uniform Outside Station

Scott Sowers ... Prison Guard #37

Christopher Stapleton ... K-9 Cop (as Christopher J. Stapleton)
Eddy Donno ... Guard #1
Troy Gilbert ... Guard #2
Kenny Endoso ... Clerk

Googy Gress ... Desk Sergeant

Robert LaSardo ... Twitchy Suspect

Bill Ferrell ... Cop in Elevator

Billy 'Sly' Williams ... Cop in Gem Store Elevator (as Billy Williams)
Greg Montgomery ... Cop in Precinct

Jason Kravits ... Customs Guy

Eidan Hanzei ... FBI Tech (as Henry Hayashi)
James W. Gavin ... Helicopter Pilot (as James Gavin)

Anne Marie Howard ... Female Officer

Jane Carr ... Museum Official
Brandon de Paul ... Little Friend

Amy Oberer ... Terrified Woman
Ash Winfield ... Briefing Room Detective
Erik Rondell ... Francois

J. Kenneth Campbell ... Peterson, FBI
Joel Hurt Jones ... Tipsy Cop

Darryl Brunson ... Office Porter
Shawn Elaine Brown Chiquette ... Friendly Officer
Christian Christiansen ... S.W.A.T. Team Member

Michael Grasso ... S.W.A.T. Team Member (as Michael A. Grasso)
John McCarthy ... S.W.A.T. Team Member
Jeff Xander ... Thug
Damian Foster ... Thug
Yetta Ginsburg ... Repelled Passerby
Daniel Rogerson ... Chinese Delivery Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Robert Hanley ... Briefing Room Detective (uncredited)

Chris Krueger ... CHP Officer #1 (uncredited)
Brieann Rich ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Nicholas Rich ... K-9 Officer (uncredited)

Rocco Salata ... EMT / Ambulance Driver (uncredited)

Ty Williams ... Armored Car Driver (uncredited)

Roger Willie ... Cashier (uncredited)

Directed by
Les Mayfield 
Writing credits
Michael Berry (written by) &
John Blumenthal (written by) and
Stephen Carpenter (written by)

Produced by
Peaches Davis .... co-producer
Michael Fottrell .... co-producer
Toby Jaffe .... producer
Daniel Melnick .... executive producer
Neal H. Moritz .... producer
Allen Shapiro .... executive producer
Original Music by
Ed Shearmur  (as Edward Shearmur)
Cinematography by
David Eggby (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Michael Tronick 
Casting by
Lynn Kressel 
Production Design by
Bill Brzeski 
Art Direction by
Philip Toolin 
Set Decoration by
Brana Rosenfeld  (as Brana Michelle Roenfeld)
Costume Design by
Denise Wingate 
Makeup Department
Rebecca Alling .... makeup artist
Percy Burries .... hairdresser
Debra Denson .... makeup artist: Mr. Lawrence
Voni Hinkle .... hair supervisor
Melanie Hughes .... makeup supervisor
Lucia Mace .... hair supervisor: second unit
Shari Perry .... key hair stylist
Carol Strong .... makeup supervisor: second unit
Amy L. Disarro .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Michael Fottrell .... unit production manager
Justin Moritt .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David R. Ellis .... second unit director
Bruce Franklin .... first assistant director
Christopher T. Gerrity .... first assistant director: second unit (as Chris Gerrity)
Conte Mark Matal .... second assistant director
Sean McCarron .... second assistant director: second unit
Nicholas Wolfert .... second second assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Art Department
Fanée Aaron .... set designer
Ronald Cox .... general foreman (as Ron Cox)
David Fencil .... property master: second unit
A. Todd Holland .... set designer
William C. Jones .... general foreman (as William Jones)
Tony R. Medina .... propmaker gangboss (uncredited)
Kris Peck .... assistant property master
John H. Samson .... construction coordinator (as John Samson)
Wayne Shepherd .... lead man
Tommy Tomlinson .... property master
Jason Weil .... assistant art director
Eileen Zegar .... assistant set decorator
Daniel W. Blaha .... propmaker (uncredited)
Kevin Coyle .... set dresser (uncredited)
Doug Crawford .... propmaker (uncredited)
Darrin Denlinger .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
James Diggs .... stand-by painter (uncredited)
Suzette Ervin .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Louis Farah .... construction medic (uncredited)
Lilly Frank .... stand-by painter (uncredited)
Bart C. Hubenthal .... set dresser (uncredited)
Jeffrey McMahon .... construction foreman (uncredited)
Michael Mikita Jr. .... paint foreman (uncredited)
Roderick Nunnally .... paint supervisor (uncredited)
Steven O'Bannon .... labor foreman (uncredited)
Edmond Scott Ratliff .... set dresser (uncredited)
Bart Sullivan .... set dresser (uncredited)
Freddy Waff .... set dresser (uncredited)
Heide Waldbaum .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
Frank White .... welding foreman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Brydon Baker III .... boom operator
Thom Brennan .... sound editor
Michael J. Broomberg .... foley artist
Richard Burton .... sound editor
Richard Duarte .... foley mixer
Susan Dudeck .... adr supervisor (as Susan Dudek)
Alison Fisher .... sound editor
Jeffrey J. Haboush .... sound re-recording mixer
Dick Hansen .... cableperson
Gary A. Hecker .... foley artist (as Gary Hecker)
Richard Lightstone .... production sound mixer: second unit (as Richard D. Lightstone)
Tricia Linklater .... first assistant sound editor
Michael Magill .... sound editor
John Morris .... supervising sound editor
Greg Orloff .... sound re-recording mixer
Kim H. Ornitz .... production sound mixer
Mark Pappas .... foley supervisor
John Joseph Thomas .... sound editor (as John Thomas)
Anna D. Wilborn .... assistant sound editor (as Anna Dillon Wilborn)
Ulrika Akander .... adr editor (uncredited)
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer (uncredited)
Mark Kenna .... consultant: dolby film sound (uncredited)
Jay Wilkinson .... sound effects recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
John S. Baker .... special effects (as John Baker)
Al Broussard .... special effects supervisor: second unit
John B. Hagey .... special effects (as John Hagey)
William D. Harrison .... special effects
Roger Lifsey .... special effects
Clay Pinney .... special effects supervisor
Joshua Pinney .... special effects
Thomas Rasada .... special effects technician
Keith Suzuki .... special effects
Craig R. Uszak .... special effects
Kenneth Van Order .... special effects
Richard L. Hill .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Mat Beck .... visual effects supervisor
Chris Haberski .... special effects crew: Pixel Envy
Erik Liles .... lighting: Pixel Envy, Inc.
Ross MacKenzie .... special effects crew: Light Matters, Inc.
Tony Meager .... special effects crew: Light Matters, Inc.
Rina Osamura .... special effects crew: Pixel Envy
Chris B. Schnitzer .... special effects: Light Matters, Inc. crew (as Chris Schnitzer)
Colin Strause .... special effects crew: Pixel Envy
Greg Strause .... special effects crew: Pixel Envy
Edson Williams .... lighting: Pixel Envy, Inc.
Bob Brown .... stunts (as Bobby Brown)
Troy Brown .... stunt coordinator: second unit
Richard Bucher .... stunt double: Luke Wilson
Richard Bucher .... stunts
Eugene Collier .... stunts
Annie Ellis .... stunts
James M. Halty .... stunts (as Jimmy Halty)
Jerry Haston .... stunts (as Jerry Hastone)
Freddie Hice .... stunts (as Fred Hice)
Hollis Hill .... stunts
Kevin L. Jackson .... stunts (as Kevin Lamont Jackson)
Randy Johnson .... stunts
Shawn Kautz .... stunts
David Loitz .... precision driver
John Meier .... stunts
Alan Oliney .... stunt coordinator
Stan Lee Rice .... stunt double: Martin Lawrence
Stan Lee Rice .... stunts
Shawn Robinson .... stunts
Troy Robinson .... stunts
Chad Rondell .... stunts
R.A. Rondell .... stunt coordinator
James Ryan .... stunts (as Jamie Ryan)
Jared S. Eddo .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Steve Kelso .... stunts (uncredited)
Henry Kingi Jr. .... stunts (uncredited)
'Big' John McCarthy .... stunt performer: S.W.A.T. Team member (uncredited)
Jimmy N. Roberts .... stunts (uncredited)
Frank Torres .... stunt double (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Anderson .... key grip (as Mike Anderson)
Audie Aragon .... dolly grip
Stephen Collins .... camera operator: second unit
Malcolm Doran II .... second grip
Allen D. Easton .... camera operator (as Allen Easton)
Buzz Feitshans IV .... director of photography: second unit (as Fred Feitshans IV)
Nicola Goode .... still photographer
Bob Hall .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Brian LeGrady .... first assistant camera: second unit
Beverly Leonano .... lighting: Light Matters Inc.
Rick Maddux .... assistant chief lighting technician: second unit
Michael P. May .... camera operator
Daniel C. McFadden .... camera loader
Richard A. Mention III .... first assistant camera
Patrick Murray .... chief lighting technician: second unit
Jeff Murrell .... chief lighting technician (as Jeffrey Murrell)
Leo J. Napolitano .... camera operator: second unit (as Leo Napolitano)
Steve Peterson .... first assistant camera: second unit
Lionel T. Portugal Sr. .... dolly grip: second unit
Lionel T. Portugal Sr. .... key grip: second unit
Chris Portugal .... second grip: second unit
Steve Reinhardt .... assistant chief lighting technician
Philip Shanahan .... second assistant camera
Monte Swann .... 24 frame video operator
Melvin 'Butch' Von Bulow .... dolly grip (as Butch Von Bulow)
David Aloni .... additional video assist operator (uncredited)
Scott Hammer .... video assist operator: effects unit (uncredited)
Gene Hara .... electrician (uncredited)
Kevin Ivey .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
Geoffrey D. Knoller .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Ronald R. Koch Jr. .... electrician (uncredited)
Dennis J. Lootens .... rigging gaffer (uncredited)
Jesse Mather .... lighting technician (uncredited)
David McMillan .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Juan Morse .... electrician (uncredited)
Ron Peterson .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Dylan Rush .... set lighting (uncredited)
Don Selsor .... grip (uncredited)
Vincent Torres .... grip (uncredited)
Carl A. Vidnic .... electrician: second unit (uncredited)
Gregory White .... first assistant camera: aerial unit (uncredited)
Casting Department
Susie Farris .... casting associate (as Susan Farris)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yvonne Bastidos .... costumer: second unit
Lis Bothwell .... costumer
Sandra Collier .... costumer
Robert Mata .... costumer
Lisa D. Quercioli .... costumer (as Lisa Quercioli)
Lawrence Quon .... costumer
Anthony J. Scarano .... wardrobe supervisor
Loring I. Spicer .... wardrobe supervisor: second unit
Editorial Department
James Andrykowski .... co-first assistant editor
Aaron Brock .... assistant editor
Heather Goodwin .... assistant editor (as Heather J. Goodwin)
Greg Parsons .... additional editor
Dale Jones .... avid technician (uncredited)
Eric Rigney .... avid technician (uncredited)
Music Department
Pete Anthony .... orchestrator
Chris Fogel .... electronic music producer
Amanda Goodpaster .... music editor
Tom Kramer .... music editor
Ken Ross .... music supervisor
Melodee Sutton .... music coordinator
Dan Wallin .... score mixer
Brad Warnaar .... additional orchestrator
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Derek Brin .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Derek Brin .... musician (uncredited)
George Doering .... musician (uncredited)
Chris Fogel .... music scoring mixer (uncredited)
Jeff McIlwain .... musician (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: French horn (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Michael Antunez .... transportation captain (as Michael D. Antunez)
Michael W. Broomer .... driver
Mike Fenster .... transportation co-captain
Lyle Christensen .... shotmaker driver (uncredited)
Michael Forte .... driver (uncredited)
Teresa Haney .... transportation coordinator (uncredited)
Kenneth A. Owen .... picture car mechanic (uncredited)
Other crew
Jill Baron .... assistant: Mr. Moritz
Gioia Bearden .... assistant: Mr. Lawrence
Darryl Brown .... security to Mr. Lawrence
Jeanne Byrd .... script supervisor
Richard Cody .... craft service
Curtis Collins .... location manager (as Curtis L. Collins)
Carrie Cook .... assistant: Mr. Moritz
Dana Eller .... production assistant
Jan Garner .... production accountant
Marc C. Geschwind .... extras coordinator
Michael Grasso .... police technical advisor (as Mike Grasso)
Scott Hanson .... production assistant
Heather Harris .... script supervisor: second unit
Linden Johnson .... first assistant accountant (as Linden W. Johnson)
Mark Benton Johnson .... assistant location manager (as Mark B. Johnson)
Michele Kennedy .... production secretary
Sean Lampkin .... assistant: Mr. Lawrence
Catherine S. McComb .... production coordinator
Carol McConnaughey .... unit publicist
Eric Mention .... production assistant
Joseph Michael Morsman .... assistant: Mr. Melnick
Eric Persons .... location manager: second unit
Rhoades Rader .... assistant: Mr. Jaffe
Marci Rosenberg Gayner .... assistant production coordinator (as Marci Rosenberg)
Charles Saldana IV .... production assistant
Jeffrey Schwartz .... production assistant: second unit
John Tang .... craft service: second unit
George L. Tarrant Jr. .... production assistant
Ashlee Whittaker .... assistant: Mr. Mayfield
Ursula Woodland .... assistant: Mr. Lawrence
David Allsberry .... animal trainer (uncredited)
Laurie Arnow-Epstein .... construction accountant (uncredited)
Kevin A. Canamar .... set medic (uncredited)
S. Todd Christensen .... location scout (uncredited)
Yolanda T. Cochran .... second assistant accountant (uncredited)
Rennie Cowan .... assistant avid technician (uncredited)
William M. DeLuca .... mechanic (uncredited)
Freddie Joe Farnsworth .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Zack Milan .... stand-in (uncredited)
Kristian Sorensen .... military coordinator (uncredited)
Kie Spring .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Allen Walker .... military coordinator assistant (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Rated PG-13 for action violence, continuous language and some crude humor
93 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:14A (Alberta/Manitoba) | Canada:PG (British Columbia) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Chile:14 | Finland:K-12 | France:U | Germany:12 | Hong Kong:IIB | Iceland:12 | Malaysia:U | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:M | Norway:15 | Peru:14 | Philippines:PG-13 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Spain:13 | Sweden:11 | Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #36456)

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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 »
Revealing mistakes: Miles, Tully and Deek are in the back of the truck with the heroin. When the big magnet picks up the truck, Deek is still able to hold the metal gun in his hand.See more »
Tulley:He also called me ugly and said I couldn't read good.See more »
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23 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
Martin Lawrence fits his role perfectly--not a bad film, but not necessarily great either. *** out of ****, 27 September 1999
Author: Blake French ( from Michigan, USA

BLUE STREAK (1999) ***

Starring: Martin Lawrence, Luke Wilson, Peter Greene, David Chappelle, Graham Beckel Director: Les Mayfield 93 minutes Rated PG-13 (for language and violence)

By Blake French:

Martin Lawrence was born to star in movies like "Blue Streak," a film with much energy and wit, both elements he has coming out of his ears. The film has no major flaw in it. There are no structural problems, dialogue issues, disruptive subplots, characterization uncertainty or tedious nuggets found in it. The filmmakers take advantage of Lawrence being in the movie, and have lots of fun with both him and the plot--things that make this comedy worthy of a minimal recommendation.

The film opens with four jewel thieves, Miles Logan, Deacon, Eddie, and Tulley, constructing a heist in the middle of a dark, cold night attempting to steal a large diamond worth millions. Miles and Eddie sneak in the building, that beholds the valuable rock, from the roof using a steady rope to lure them down through the elevator shaft to their destination: a security safe, located a few floors down. Deacon stays above assuring Eddie and Miles' safely, while Tulley stands watch below in the getaway car.

Then, something goes wrong. While the team of bandits do indeed succeed in breaking through the buildings security and swindle the diamond, when Miles and Eddie reach Deacon on the roof, however, he states that he is too greedy to spilt the value of the gem four ways, thus killing Eddie, and attempting to finish off Miles, who is holding on to the jewel, but before Deacon has the chance, the police arrive, and off goes Tulley in the getaway car, leaving Deacon and Miles no way to escape except to flee to a construction site nearby. There, Deacon manages to avoid being arrested by the cops, but never gets his hand on the gem. However, Miles keenly hides the jewel in the duct of this developing building, and makes note of where he hides it. As he arrested by the police, he vows to return for the secret treasure after his prison sentence is up--whenever that may be.

Two years pass. Miles is happy to once again be a free citizen. He returns to his girlfriend, who, after never visiting him once in the two years he spent in jail, dumps him without a second thought. Miles is not too depressed, however, for he still has seventeen million dollars waiting for his arrival at the old contraction site where he hid it. The problem: that exact constriction site is now finished. It is a brand spanking new police headquarters!

Miles tries desperately to enter the building, only to be rejected by security every time. That is, however, until one of his old buddies manufactures a false police identification for him, thus allowing him to break into the building, and search for his beauty. This is when he becomes involved with a crime bust that leads the police chief to believe that Miles is a professional, experienced cop, who is then partnered up with novice detective Carlson (Luke Wilson) to solve a criminal case. From here on out, the film runs from high energy and action packed excitement to clumsy and funny stunts of Logan trying to undercover the dream he once had located in what is now his office building.

Director Les Mayfield lets the film's writers have a lot of fun with the plot. The setup is at shaky and first a bit ridiculous, but then propels the entire story following it though the problems it faces; when the plot stumbles at times and forgets its purpose, the Logan character still has reason to continue on: the 17 million dollar jewel. The filmmakers do rely a bit much on that concept, but for the most part, the film stays clear from too many troubles.

Just a few days ago, I screened the horror thriller "Stigmata," and ended up not recommending it due to the fact that the film's scenes did not fit together to create a story possible to follow. While "Blue Streak" does fit together evenly and is distributive, if the truth be know, I would choose to see something with a little more depth, like "Stigmata," than something as shallow as "Blue Streak." But I feel that the majority of an audience goes to the movies for entertainment, not for some deep, disturbing message--if you're that kind of a moviegoer, then "Blue Streak" is for you.

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