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Hollywood Homicide (2003)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 13 June 2003 (USA)
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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In Hollywood, no one is who they really want to be. See more »


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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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$75,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$30,013,346 (USA) (25 July 2003)
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Gavilan is based on Robert Souza, who was a homicide detective in the LAPD Hollywood Division and moonlighted as a real estate broker in his final ten years on the job. The scene where a cuffed crook steals the gun from a patrol officer's belt and starts shooting it off in the parking lot actually happened during Souza's tenure. See more »

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When Joe Gavilan is reading the local newspaper and the headline says that he and KC Calden are under investigation for their conduct, two other headlines include the words "Iraqui" and "Viet Nam". An American newspaper would spell those words "Iraqi" and "Vietnam", respectively. 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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Smokey Robinson plays the Taxi Cab driver of the Cab that Harrison Ford's Character commandeers towards the final chase scenes. See more »

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Bang This
Written by Meech Wells, Butch Cassidy (as Danny Means II), and Snoop Dogg (as Calvin Broadus)
Performed by Butch Cassidy featuring Snoop Dogg
Courtesy of Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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