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John C. McGinley
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Malcolm D. Lee
James Earl Jones
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Earl and Hank have only one thing in common: they're both L.A.P.D. rejects. One just got kicked out, the other can't even get in. After confronting each other on opposite sides of the law during a traffic stop that escalates out of control, these two luckless individuals end up partnered as lowly security guards. Despite being damned to the lowest rung of the law enforcement ladder, Earl and Hank uncover a sophisticated smuggling operation led by Nash and his band of thugs. When Earl and Hank get their hands on some hot property, they go on the run from, first the bad guys, then the L.A.P.D.--led by Lt. Washington and Detective McDuff. What these two unlikely partners do to law enforcement is a crime, but they just might save the day. That is, if they don't kill each other first. Written by
Sujit R. Varma
More than 400,000 bottles of soft drinks and beer were used as background scenery, during the shootout in the warehouse. See more »
During sentencing, Hank is sent to a "state penitentiary" to serve his 6-month sentence. A 6-month sentence would be served in a county jail. State penitentiaries are for sentences of one year or more. See more »
I had a partner! I would have taken a bullet for him! You I'm having a hard time not shooting!
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Could have been better . . . sans "Martin Lawrence"
I thought the movie started off very good with a serious tone of intrigue and suspense. That's what attracted me to watch it while channel surfing.
Although it's the first film I've seen with Steve Zahn, I thought he was genuine in his portrayal of emotion over the death of his fellow officer. His loyalty and respect for his friend and partner showed in every aspect of his acting.
Enter Martin Lawrence . . . then it became too silly.
As for, Bill Duke and Eric Roberts, they're always great in my opinion. Seasoned and mature actors.
I just can't take Martin Lawrence seriously. He's a funny comedian, but this type of silly slapstick takes away from the suspense of the film. The whole "bee" story, police academy farce, as well as the girl with the handcuffs, along with a few more so-called "funny" scenes, should have been re-written to better fit the plot. It's cute for situation comedy, but not for a movie that starts on such a serious tone. It's misleading and kills the suspense.
The movie would have been much better without it.
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