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To Protect and Serve (2001)

Filmmaker rides around with two veteran LAPD officers to document the mean streets of Los Angeles. A wonderful character study, as well as a delightfully comic misadventure. An organically ... See full summary »

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Matthew Ansara ...
Charlie
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Cameraman (as Steven Bakken)
Justin Carroll
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Sheppard
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Officer Holloway (as Lee Corbin)
Steve DeRelian ...
One Armed Guy
Fritz Greve ...
Officer Blackshire
Angela Harry
Ashley Hughes ...
Claire
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Black Engineer
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Officer Friendly
Tim Nistler ...
Clown
Chrystianne Rochat ...
Latin Woman
Frayne Rosanoff ...
Chico Blades
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Sleazy Male in Closet
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Filmmaker rides around with two veteran LAPD officers to document the mean streets of Los Angeles. A wonderful character study, as well as a delightfully comic misadventure. An organically funny addition to an often ill-used genre; the mockumentary. Written by Joseph Perez

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Hilarious and Charming
7 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

I just caught this film at the Phoenix Film Festival, and it was the highlight of my day. This film follows the comedic struggles of a filmmaker who wants to make a documentary on Hollywood cops. He spends the movie profiling three officers through their not-so-routine encounters. Brilliantly cast, this film's characters are surprisingly human, from the cookbook-writing, hug-loving Officer Holloway to the prostitute-protecting veteran Officer Friendly, to Charlie, the young director who becomes a little closer to his subjects than he originally intended. The laughs are nearly constant, but are tasteful and never forced. All in all, a refreshingly charming comedy in an age of cheap sex antics and fart jokes.

Writer/Director Joseph Perez really knocked this one out of the ballpark.


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