Nick Beam's life couldn't get any worse. He discovers he has been living a lie and is on the verge of a nervous breakdown. So when T. Paul, a carjacker, attempts to rob him, it is the last ... See full summary »
John C. McGinley
Dr. RJ Stevens is a talk show host who visits his family in the deep south. While there he reunites with his brother Otis, his sister Betty, his cousin/rival Clyde and his childhood love interest Lucinda Allen.
Malcolm D. Lee
James Earl Jones
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
When Earl is driving the LAPD car at the Police Academy; just before he jumps out of the moving car to arrest his training officer, the police car has a working red and blue light-bar. Once Earl handcuffs his Instructor, you can see the car he jumped out of rolling into a set of billboards and gas barrels- and has a bare roof with no light-bar. See more »
Do you actually believe the crap that comes out of your mouth?
I'm not really sure until I'm finished talkin'.
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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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