Hollywood Homicide (2003)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  13 June 2003 (USA)
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Two LAPD detectives who moonlight in other fields investigate the murder of an up-and-coming rap group.


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Silk Brown (as Andre Benjamin)


When not solving murders in Tinseltown, Detective Joe Gavilan and his rookie partner Kasey Calden both moonlight in other fields: Gavilan sells real estate (poorly), and Calden aspires to become an actor (Brando, namely). Assigned to the vicious in-club slaying of a promising young rap act, the two detective delve into the recording industry where they hope to find answers - ideally ones that also come with property buyers or auditions. Written by Anonymous

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In Hollywood, no one is who they really want to be. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, sexual situations and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 June 2003 (USA)  »

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Two Cops  »

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$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,112,632 (USA) (13 June 2003)


$584,587 (Japan) (30 January 2004)

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Did You Know?


Director Ron Shelton met co-writer Robert Souza on Dark Blue (2002). A former cop, Souza was an adviser. Shelton was so impressed, he asked him to help co-write his next film. See more »


During the car chase, just before they switch drivers, the position of Gavilan's hands hanging on to the door changes several times between shots. See more »


[first lines]
Shooting Practice Announcer: Shooters step up to the 20 yard line.
[K.C. has trouble shooting his target during shooting practice, so Joe shoots his and K.C.'s at the same time]
K.C.: Thanks Joe.
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, Joe and K.C. arrive at the location of their new crime scene investigation. See more »


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Not exactly Murtaugh & Riggs
16 June 2003 | by (fairview, nj) – See all my reviews

HOLLYWOOD HOMICIDE (2003) ** Harrison Ford, Josh Hartnett, Lena Olin, Bruce Greenwood, Isaiah Washington, Keith David, Dwight Yoakam, Lolita Davidovich, Martin Landau, Master P, Lou Diamond Phillips, Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson, Kurupt, Dre, (Cameo: Eric Idle; Robert Wagner as himself). By-the-numbers cop/buddy flick with Ford and Hartnett as gruff and flaky (respectively) LAPD detectives on the case of a rap group assassination while attempting to juggle their moonlighting gigs as real estate broker and wanna be actor (respectively) with a more-miss-than-hit attempt in the laughs department sadly by the out-of-touch script by director Ron Shelton (who acquits himself however in the action sequences including a smash bang-up thrilling car chase along Hollywood Boulevard) and Robert Souza that may have worked 20 years ago with its punchy takes at how LA is a town of many colorful characters on the make at something other than their boring careers (in this case police work). Although it is nice to see Ford's natural humor break through his bristling scowly demeanor Hartnett is miscast and clearly has no knack for comedy; that's the real joke.

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