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)  »

Also Known As:

Two Cops  »

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Box Office


$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Lolita Davidovich, who plays escort service madame Cleo Ricard, is actually the real-life wife of director Ron Shelton. 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 »


[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

Smokey Robinson plays the Taxi Cab driver of the Cab that Harrison Ford's Character commandeers towards the final chase scenes. See more »


Referenced in Hollywood Mouth 2 (2014) See more »


Get 'Em Up
Written by Ice Cube (as O'Shea Jackson), Andy Gray, Paul Oakenfold, and Steven John Osborne
Performed by Paul Oakenfold (as Oakenfold) (Vocals by Ice Cube)
Courtesy of Maverick Recording Company
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing and Courtesy of Mushroom Records UK/Perfecto Records
Ice Cube appears courtesy of Priority Records
Under license from EMI Film & TV Music
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I laughed 'til I cried.
7 June 2003 | by (Pensacola, Florida) – See all my reviews

I was really worried going in to see "Hollywood Homicide". The reviews quoted in the TV commercials are all from smaller media outlets and articles that I've read suggest the film makers couldn't make up their mind whether it's a comedy or an action film. After seeing the movie in the sneak preview, I know the film makers knew exactly what they they were making - a flat out comedy with some good, funny action sequences. The plot seemed well thought out -- a real web of deceit plays out during the course of the film. All the actors turned in solid performances. I'm not a fan of rap music, but the film makers blended rap (which makes sense because of the rap industry crime) with Motown and incidental music seamlessly. A bad score jumps out at me, but it all fit here. It's one of the funniest movies I've seen in a long time. The humor is all character-driven, never slapstick or forced. Look for lots of cameos, too. My husband had one criticism - he thought things weren't wrapped up enough at the end. I think it's well enough implied that justice will be served. So five silver movie reels from me and here's hoping "Hollywood Homicide" makes a killing at the box office. -- Auriette Lindsey

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