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PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 15 March 2002 (USA)
A spoof of buddy cop movies where two very different cops are forced to team up on a new reality based T.V. cop show.

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ReRun (as TJ Cross)
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Lazy Boy (as Mos Def)
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Chris Harrison ...
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Storyline

LAPD Detective Sergeant Mitch Preston cares only about doing his job and nailing crooks. LAPD Patrol Officer Trey Sellars joined the force as a day job until his acting career took off. During an undercover drug buy Mitch was working that Trey botched by calling in for backup and drawing media attention, Mitch's partner is shot with a very exotic 12-gauge automatic weapon; Mitch then shoots the video camera out of the hands of a reporter filming the action when the cameraman refused to shut it down. Faced with a $10 million lawsuit, the department agrees to let producer Chase Renzi film Mitch's investigation for a new reality TV show, and constantly tries to make everything more "viewer friendly" by changing everything about Mitch's life to fit the stereotypical view of police officers--and partners him with Trey. Written by Jeff Cross <blackjac_1998@yahoo.com>

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chase | police | lapd | buddy cop | drugs | See All (63) »

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Lights. Camera. Aggravation.

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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Rated PG-13 for action violence, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$15,011,430 (USA) (15 March 2002)

Gross:

$37,948,765 (USA) (24 May 2002)
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Trivia

William Shatner is teaching Trey how to test the cocaine, when in fact Eddie Murphy tested out cocaine the same way in Beverly Hills Cop (1984). See more »

Goofs

In the brief low-angle shot of Robert De Niro's stuntman landing on the hood of the car during the garbage truck chase, a camera crew can be seen filming a different angle on the scene in the lower right of frame (may only be visible in 4:3 version of movie). See more »

Quotes

Detective Mitch Preston: Get that camera out of here!
Trey Sellars: Keep that camera right where it is!
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Crazy Credits

After all the credits, there are some 'confessional' scenes with Murphy's character, talking about DeNiro's. See more »

Connections

References The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Ballad of the Green Berets
(1966)
Music by Robin Moore
Lyrics by Barry Sadler
Performed by Barry Sadler
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label, a Unit of BMG Entertainment
Under license from BMG Special Products
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Entertains, But Not Too Memorable
8 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a pretty good modern-day comedy with straight man Robert De Niro doing a good job with comedy and Eddie Murphy just playing his normal whacked-out character. You get a good combination of humor and action in here. It had the normal cliché the ending, the kind you can see coming a mile away, but it's okay; it didn't hurt the film.

William Shatner was very entertaining in a supporting role and I think that was De Niro's real-life daughter playing Rene Russo's TV sidekick in the movie.

A decent cop-buddy film that isn't memorable an entertaining way to kill an hour-and-a-half.


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