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Showtime (2002)

 -  Action | Comedy | Crime  -  15 March 2002 (USA)
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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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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 more »

Taglines:

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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15 March 2002 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$248,261 (Japan) (15 November 2002)

Gross:

$944,537 (Japan) (29 November 2002)
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2.35 : 1
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Goofs

When Preston and Chase are talking in the restaurant, Preston's hamburger is repeatedly up/down between shots. See more »

Quotes

Trey Sellars: [walking around the weapons lab] What happened to the good old days where people would just grow pot in their garages?
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So What
(2002)
Written by Tommie 'Bishop' McLaughlin (as T. McLaughlin) and Devon Fredrick Dowdell (as D. Dowdell)
Produced by Tommie 'Bishop' McLaughlin (as T. McLaughlin)
Performed by Devon Fredrick Dowdell (as Mr. Wrong) a/k/a Bareda
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A TYPICAL EDDIE MURPHY SPOOF
18 March 2002 | by (Charlotte, NC) – See all my reviews

I went to see this movie not expecting much, but was pleasantly surprised by the teaming of Robert De Niro and Eddie Murphy. It was a fast paced movie and the hour and a half went by fast. This one certainly won't win any Academy Awards but it was a change of pace for Mr. De Niro. He is good in comedy. Overall I enjoyed it.


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