Henry is a lawyer who survives a shooting only to find he cannot remember anything. As if that weren't enough, Henry also has to recover his speech and mobility, in a life he no longer fits... See full summary »
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
Ron Shelton mentions two scenes that were cut from the movie: an early scene where Ruby breaks up with former boyfriend Bennie Macko, because Shelton thought this was giving too much information too soon and would've ruined the shocked look on Gavilan's face when he learns that Macko used to date Ruby; and a more explicit love scene between Gavilan and Ruby (a side profile of her breast appears to have been edited out) to achieve a PG-13 rating. See more »
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 »
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]
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During the end credits, Joe and K.C. arrive at the location of their new crime scene investigation. See more »
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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