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Showtime (2002)

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 television cop show, while tracking down the manufacturer and distributor of an illegally made semi-automatic firearm.

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Teacher (as Rachel Harris)
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Zaid Farid ...
Police Captain Ben
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Holly Mandel ...
Producer
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Convenience Store Owner
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Ray
T.J. Cross ...
ReRun (as TJ Cross)
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Lazy Boy (as Mos Def)
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Joel Hurt Jones ...
Reporter #1
Chris Harrison ...
Reporter #2
Perri Peltz ...
Reporter #3
Amy Powell ...
Reporter #4
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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) (17 March 2002)

Gross:

$38,082,712 (USA)
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Trivia

Rene Russo's assistant "Annie" is portrayed by Robert De Niro's real life adopted daughter Drena De Niro. See more »

Goofs

In various scenes with the garbage truck, the supposedly dead driver can be seen steering and turning the truck. See more »

Quotes

Chase Renzi: That's great TV!
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Crazy Credits

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Connections

Featured in HBO First Look: The Making of 'Showtime' (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Swingin
(2002)
Written by Tommie 'Bishop' McLaughlin (as T. McLaughlin), Arlene Aleese Simmons (as A. Simmons),
Latrelle (as L. Simmons) and Shaggy (as D. Burrell)
Performed by Shaggy featuring Latrelle
Produced by Tommie 'Bishop' McLaughlin
Shaggy appears courtesy of MCA Records
Latrelle appears courtesy of Arista Records
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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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