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Hollywood Homicide (2003)

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

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13 June 2003 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$223,743 (Japan) (23 January 2004)

Gross:

$584,587 (Japan) (30 January 2004)
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Ron Shelton said that, according to the source material he worked with, K.C. Calden leaving the screenplay at Jerry Duran's house was based loosely on a real event. A police officer and aspiring screen writer was sent to a house to investigate a crime. When he learned that the homeowner was a film producer, the officer ran out to his car, brought in a screenplay he'd been working on and gave it to the producer! See more »

Goofs

During the shootout in front of Graumann's, Gavilan fires two shots from his sidearm, than the bolt locks open indicating the gun is empty. The camera cuts away for a second or two and when it returns Gavilan is firing again having had no time to reload. See more »

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[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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References Boogie Nights (1997) See more »

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Gossip Folks
Written by Missy Elliott (as Missy Elliott), Tim Mosley, Ludacris (as Christopher Brian Bridges), Frankie Smith, and William Bloom
Performed by Missy Elliott (featuring Ludacris)
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
Ludacris appears courtesy of Def Jam South
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Contains a sample and an interpolation of "Double Dutch Bus"
Performed by Frankie Smith
Courtesy of Unidisc Music Inc.
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So many people have missed the point
16 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

Anyone who has seen this movie and commented on it as a serious action film should be shot.

From the very start it is fairly obvious it crosses the cheese line into a parody. From the totally pointless/unrelated cheesy opening scene of HF on a shooting range, the lake chase scene, the whole buddy buddy chemistry (or total deliberate lack thereof) to the non stop annoying phone ringing or maybe the complete lack of an interesting plot? Some of these should have given away to most people the real intentions of this film.

The 'love' scene with Harrison Ford should be the last clue to anyone blind enough, that this is really not to be taken seriously and can be considered made specially for Mystery Science Theatre.

The film is called 'Hollywood Homicide', I believe, so titled as to ruffle some Hollywood feathers with the notion that Hollywood has been killed by the never ending rain of terrible buddy cop movies. The real joke is that some suit somewhere probably OK'd this as a real action movie.

In fact, the funniest thing is that some people took it seriously and enjoyed it as a serious action movie.

The chases are deliberately over the top lame (I mean really, really bad), the dialogue is so silly and pointless it just makes you laugh, the character development is totally non-existant, the cliches flow non-stop, the whole side plot of internal affairs is placed there because it's in every buddy cop movie, etc, etc. How anyone took this movie as a serious action film is beyond me.

I give it 6/10 because, it's hilarious in places (in a MST kind of way), I agree with their intentions (THE COP FILMS MUST END!!!). Just please, don't take it anything more than a parody.


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