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Showtime (2002)

PG-13 | | 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Teacher (as Rachel Harris)
Zaid Farid ...
Holly Mandel ...
T.J. Cross ...
ReRun (as TJ Cross)
Lazy Boy (as Mos Def)
Joel Hurt Jones ...
Reporter #1
Chris Harrison ...
Reporter #2
Perri Peltz ...
Reporter #3
Amy Powell ...
Reporter #4


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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Plot Keywords:

chase | police | lapd | buddy cop | drugs | See All (64) »


Lights. Camera. Aggravation.


Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

15 March 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Flics en direct  »

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Box Office


$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


When Trey goes to visit Mitch at his apartment the receipt on the bag of Chinese take out changes to a menu and back again several times during their conversation at the door. See more »


Trey Sellars: You can mime words too
[mouths the words]
Trey Sellars: Fuck you
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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 »


References The Bodyguard (1992) See more »


Written by Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds (as K. Edmonds), Shaggy (as D. Burrell) and R. Griffin
Produced by Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds (as Babyface)
Performed by Shaggy featuring Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds (as Babyface)
Shaggy appears courtesy of MCA Records
Babyface appears courtesy of Arista Records
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The Bob & Eddie Show!
16 March 2002 | by (Surprise, AZ) – See all my reviews

This is a funny movie. The Bob & Eddie Show feel of it could lead to a sequel but I doubt it will make enough money.

Deniro proves he can be a great Straight man again with some hilarious and spontaneous moments. Eddie was fun to watch working with people instead of CGI animals and rodents. Rene Russo- well she's just fun to watch anyway and she's played her part excellent.

Some wild and unusual stunts, especially the garbage truck scene. This was worth seeing in the theater. We needed a good laugh and got many from the movie and the great out-takes at the end. DO NOT LEAVE at the start of the credits!

At least a 7.

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